That win against City has (hopelessly and unfortunately) got me thinking we could pull off another top-six finish if we win our last two, which is of course, easier said than done... but the Kopites' and the Spuds' fixtures are tough and they also have to play each other.
So, however unlikely it may be, the lads still need to be trying their hardest to win the last two games -- both against teams that have nothing riding on the games any longer. We've got seventh in the bag, even if we lose the last two, so an all-out attacking mindset would be nice and the reward could be a second finish over the Reds in the Premier League era. That home game against Chelsea could yet be a big one.
Ian Tod, Posted 09/05/2011 at 16:30:45
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1 Posted 09/05/2011 at 19:05:41
2 Posted 09/05/2011 at 19:10:28
3 Posted 09/05/2011 at 19:10:57
4 Posted 09/05/2011 at 19:26:58
In the meanwhile can I have a rant? When did this stupid fashion for calling Spurs 'Spuds' start? It's fucking infantile.
5 Posted 09/05/2011 at 19:41:23
6 Posted 09/05/2011 at 19:43:12
7 Posted 09/05/2011 at 20:05:19
8 Posted 09/05/2011 at 20:08:16
9 Posted 09/05/2011 at 20:11:34
10 Posted 09/05/2011 at 20:12:01
11 Posted 09/05/2011 at 20:14:20
Oh cojones, I've gone and done it.
12 Posted 09/05/2011 at 20:15:05
13 Posted 09/05/2011 at 20:19:49
Fulham having a complete nightmare.
14 Posted 09/05/2011 at 20:13:22
15 Posted 09/05/2011 at 20:24:56
16 Posted 09/05/2011 at 20:30:53
Problem: in order for this to happen and have any significance, Liverpool have to overtake 4th from Sitteh. I'd rather just finish 7th and leave things the way they are.
17 Posted 09/05/2011 at 20:45:55
We have fiinished 4th before, and look what happened then. We can't even compete in the Europa/Uefa cup.
18 Posted 09/05/2011 at 20:45:08
And imagine the resurgence of "this could be our year" from the RS. The expectation might just crush them again.
Plus they still have to suffer 19 from SAF so ... let's get what we can for ourselves, and not worry about the RS too much?
Finally if we're even close to 6th and 6th becomes a Europa spot, it makes those tightly lost games a lot more interesting to discuss ad nauseum alongside the impending summer transfer debacles :-P
19 Posted 09/05/2011 at 20:51:54
20 Posted 09/05/2011 at 21:09:22
Does anyone know where the Under-18s Play-Off Final is going to be held?
21 Posted 09/05/2011 at 21:08:35
22 Posted 09/05/2011 at 21:28:58
The more we play in Europe, the better we'll get, surely. You've mentioned our knockout of the Champions League countless times but, without a terrible decision from the ref, we might have qualified and had the riches that come with it.
23 Posted 09/05/2011 at 21:41:41
24 Posted 09/05/2011 at 21:44:00
Yes we can all fantasize and hope and wish etc, the biggest crime of all was Kenwright not even trying to support Moyes that summer to actually qualify and get in the Champions League. The twat hasn't done so since, so, every year, our manager tries to get us back into Europe with an even smaller squad than the year before.
This has all drifted on from the question of the post, which is still Yes as David Hallwood on Post 1 said. We'll have to agree to disagree with the rest Jamie.
25 Posted 09/05/2011 at 22:01:42
Still, better than walkin the streets, init... I just hope the freebies we get are ok.
26 Posted 09/05/2011 at 22:02:02
Major investment and/or sales and purchases needed over the summer.
Moyes is husbanding fairly poor resources very well, but because of lack of investment, we are getting further and further away from realistically challenging for and being able to compete in the Champions League.
27 Posted 09/05/2011 at 22:27:21
28 Posted 09/05/2011 at 22:59:26
29 Posted 09/05/2011 at 22:53:22
30 Posted 09/05/2011 at 23:06:04
So, in terms of what we expected, yes, our season is over... but it's still possible for us to qualify for the Europa. Fingers crossed.
31 Posted 09/05/2011 at 23:23:12
In my view, top ten with a cup is better than 7th with nothing. This is where we are now. Top ten with a cup is achievable.
32 Posted 09/05/2011 at 23:46:26
33 Posted 09/05/2011 at 23:51:55
I don't know which cup exit you mean but I'd have a rethink if you're talking about the Reading game being the lowest point of Moyes's reign. There's been far worse. As for the rest, show me an Evertonian who wouldn't take a cup and 10th over 7th and nothing. It goes without saying.
34 Posted 10/05/2011 at 00:56:20
35 Posted 10/05/2011 at 01:15:06
Currently they are in the "Wait till next season " phase (Jan - May) which is the long climb back from bust to the peak of the boom.
This is followed by the "This is our year" phase (June - August) when they are convinced they have the best players in every position and the peak of the boom is reached. This is helped by the fact that no football is actually being played.
Phase 3 is known as "It's on!", and is the Sep - Oct period when the realisation slowly begins to creep in that they are nowhere near as good as they thought they were.
Finally, phase 4 (Nov - Dec) when the last remnants of their title challenge die out and the full bust position is reached by Christmas at the latest.
Repeat ad infinitum...
36 Posted 10/05/2011 at 01:27:12
Everton on 51 look good for 7th place, so I'm guessing that's it for this season: had it's moments, the Reading embarrassment thankfully moved out of focus quickly. Moyes has had nine years now, and although done a good job with limited resources, has not won any actual bona fide silverware.
What's next season going to bring? I wish I knew. Everybody enjoy the summer vacations.
37 Posted 10/05/2011 at 07:34:45
38 Posted 10/05/2011 at 09:38:44
"Currently they are in the "Wait till next season " phase (Jan - May) which is the long climb back from bust to the peak of the boom.
This is followed by the "This is our year" phase (June - August) when they are convinced they have the best players in every position and the peak of the boom is reached. This is helped by the fact that no football is actually being played."
Remember the many many posts on this site a little over 9 months ago predicting (gulp) a title challenge?! And, no doubt, the same voices will be out in force again in a couple of month's time too!
39 Posted 10/05/2011 at 13:02:33
Man City (A)
Whilst I can see Spurs losing two of the three, losing to Birmingham at home would be a massive surprise.
Add into the mix that Everton would have to win their last two games:
it's all theoretically possible and will come down to two highly charged final games of the season. If only it were in our own gift.
40 Posted 10/05/2011 at 13:22:36
The only down side is that the Shite would have to have to finish 5th and we wopuldn't hear the last of the King Kenny chants.....wankers
41 Posted 10/05/2011 at 14:52:56
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