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Our next 6 league fixtures are all winable games. I sit imagining 18 points, 6 games of victories. We have 4 home matches, and only Newcastle and Wolves away. Surley we can salvage a decent season and a Cup run?

Why do I have the sinking feeling we'll fall short of Wembley, and only get 6 points of a possible 18?

The next month and half is just crucial. Someone tell me sunny days are ahead. I can feel the tide turning, but just can't believe it'll happen. We're so inconsistent....

Jamie Crowley, St Augustine, FL, USA     Posted 01/03/2011 at 05:48:38

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Karl Masters
1   Posted 01/03/2011 at 14:52:47

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I could not agree more.

Make or break time for this season now.

Yes, it could be Top 6 and Wembley, but it could just as easily be 13th and dumped out at Reading in a replay.

I'm on the optimistic side and think 56 points will probably be enough for 6th and we can beat anybody in a Cup tie so COYB!
Norman Merrill
2   Posted 01/03/2011 at 15:00:34

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I think the wise would sooner answer this question on Saturday night, after the two banana skins, ie Reading & Newcastle, have been played.

It's all about keeping injury free with such a small squad, especially if Felliani misses out on the next two fixtures, and with Tim carrying a injury, we cannot afford to get any more.

But Wembley in May is a very tempting thought.

Erik Dols
3   Posted 01/03/2011 at 15:22:34

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Birmingham and Wolves will be fighting for their lives, I don't see those two as easy ties. Villa at home hasn't exactly been an easy fixture the last couple of seasons, and although they have a so-so season, they seem to have found a bit of form lately.

I really hope we will take 18 pts from those fixtures but to be honest, I think it will be somewhere between 8 and 12 points. If we take 12 points or so and progress in the cup, I will be satisfied. Not happy, not over the moon, but content.
Brian Williams
4   Posted 01/03/2011 at 15:45:11

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"We're so inconsistent.... "

..and so is your post Jamie mate. Make your mind up if your feeling optimistic or pessimistic!!!!!

The reality will probably end up somewhere between the two extremes, with a ninth place finish and going out of the cup in the next round when we meet Villa or City away.
Alex Gibney
5   Posted 01/03/2011 at 16:59:13

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Jamie - you get that sinking feeling because you have no faith in the team.
Keep the faith son...
Chris Keightley
6   Posted 01/03/2011 at 16:59:00

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Im feeling pretty confident over 13-14 points from 6 - and giving shitteh a great game in the quarters - not forgetting of course a win tonight - 2-0 is my prediction.
Jimmy Hacking
7   Posted 01/03/2011 at 17:29:08

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Well unlike some of you lot, I am definitely feeling optimistic. You quickly forget that a couple of weeks we were all worried about relegation.

Now I am confident we fill finish 7th-ish and have a great shot at the cup. COYB
Ged Simpson
8   Posted 01/03/2011 at 18:20:15

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Anyone have a link to Live Forum for tonight?
Mike Green
9   Posted 01/03/2011 at 18:35:46

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"Yes We Can".
James Hollister
10   Posted 01/03/2011 at 20:28:19

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Jimmy, a couple of wins and one of them through pens and you're suddenly optimistic... not entirely sure where you're coming from with that reasoning.

It was only a couple weeks ago we made Bolton look like Real Madrid or B0arca, such was our shite performance.

I wish I had your faith but, at the time of typing this, we are 1-0 down to Reading.
Joe McMahon
11   Posted 01/03/2011 at 21:27:34

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Errr... in a word NO: it's another Shrewsbury, Oldham, Brentford... now into 10 years of the same manager with nowt.
Jimmy Hacking
12   Posted 01/03/2011 at 21:55:25

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James #10 looks like you were right!
Kunal Desai
13   Posted 01/03/2011 at 22:47:51

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Think we'll limp to about 8 points from the next 6 games. 2 wins 2 draws and 2 defeats.
Jamie Crowley
14   Posted 02/03/2011 at 04:44:46

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Seems the small voice of reality inside my head was correct....

We're so inconsistent. Dreadful.

Brian @4 -
How can you make your mind up? You see 2 games that make you feel like the tide is turning, and the team reverts to utter crap. They toy with you. Swear to the Almighty this current squad makes you schizophrenic.
Andy Callan
15   Posted 02/03/2011 at 08:59:56

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Don't be so fuckin' daft ? have you been drinkin'?

Last night was shite and we'll get turned over on Saturday too.

Draw vs Fulham and Villa will do us with pace.

We're shite. Get used to it.
Karl Meighan
16   Posted 03/03/2011 at 09:56:06

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How can anybody ever be anything other than pessimistic watching Everton? It's really sad when defeats at the hands of Reading, after beating the holders Chelsea, come as no suprise whatsoever. Every team we face will fancy turning us over, even against Sunderland we were shite second half to be honest.

I have a bad feeling about the relegation fight as I just don't see any battlers prepared or able to dig in, which is what's needed when in the trenches of a relegation fight. Away teams should have to give blood to come away from Goodison with anything ? Reading didn't have to give sweat.

Sick and tired of Moyes kidding himself and trying to kid us that we have good players and a good team. Here's a little poser on his so-called great squad: How many would bring in a fee above £5M?

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