WHO Poll
Q: 2020/2021 Where will we finish up this season?
a. Top Four, Champions League here we come
9%
  
b. 5th-7th Europa League is well within our grasp
10%
  
c. 8th to 14th anywhere in mid table is about right
31%
  
d. We're in a dog fight before a ball has been kicked and we'll do well to finish 17th or just above
24%
  
e. GSB have derailed our season before a ball has been kicked, the Championship beckons
26%
  



Coffee 8:06 Sat Feb 27
Saturday football
MANCHESTER CITY vs WEST HAM UNITED (1230 ko)
Heston Blumenthal and Gordon Ramsay get the weekend off to what’s likely to be an unhappy start. City are a totally different proposition from the side from which we took a point some months ago. Ogbonna is still out, but the defence has nevertheless looked generally effective in recent games. Declan Rice will be pivotal today against an attack that might include Aguero. City have 15 clean sheets from their 25 games. Beef Wellington will have to wait a couple of weeks as snail porridge gets stuffed down our throats today. But we’ll still be fourth at the end of the day. Home win.

WEST BROMWICH ALBION vs BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION (1500)
This is more a battle of the Greasy Joe’s Café cook and the local master fryer. The fixtures computer has chosen some distinctly unappealing games for the traditional Saturday afternoon kick-off and there’s little in this to whet the appetite. Draw.

LEEDS UNITED vs ASTON VILLA (1730)
Leeds are all but safe and lie just a point behind their equally inconsistent opponents. The influential Jack Grealish is still out for Villa, which Leeds may see as a major boon. Draw.

NEWCASTLE UNITED vs WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS (2000)
Newcastle have been pulled – have put themselves – into the relegation mix, there’s no doubt about that. Wolves are comfortably mid-table with no real worries on that count. It’s hard to see a clear winner here. Draw.


**SUNDAY**

CRYSTAL PALACE vs FULHAM (1200)
Fulham’s drive towards safety has been nothing short of spectacular. Today’s game offers them the opportunity to go level on points with Newcastle, depending on yesterday’s results. Guts deserve rewards and it would be great to see them stay up. Palace are tediously safe-ish. Away win.

LEICESTER CITY vs ARSENAL (1200)
Arsenal will be buoyed by their midweek win over Benfica, but are still not at Leicester’s level. Vardy remains as crucial as ever for the hosts, who should scrape this. Home win.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR vs BURNLEY (1400)
Ninth plays fifteenth. Expect a dull game. Narrow home win.

CHELSEA vs MANCHESTER UNITED (1630)
Despite being separated by six points and three positions, there’s little to choose between these two. This is Thomas Tuchel’s biggest test to date as Chelsea boss. Draw.

SHEFFIELD UNITED vs LIVERPOOL (1915)
For the Blades, this is one of those free hit games from which little or nothing is expected for the hosts. As luck would have it, they face a Liverpool side wracked by issues of confidence and if they go for it from the start a early goal would lead to a nervy game for the visitors. But still. Away win.

EVERTON vs SOUTHAMPTON (1915)
The Saints have plummeted down the league since their brief ascendency to its summit some months ago. Everton are level on points with their red neighbours and will want to pounce on any slip-up at Bramall Lane. It’s hard to see anything but a home win.

**TUESDAY**

MANCHESTER CITY vs WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS (2000)
Home win.

**WEDNESDAY**

BURNLEY vs LEICESTER CITY (1800)
Away win.

SHEFFIELD UNITED vs ASTON VILLA (1800)
0-0.

CRYSTAL PALACE vs MANCHESTER UNITED (2015)
Away win.

**THURSDAY**

FULHAM vs TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (1800)
Draw.

WEST BROWICH ALBION vs EVERTON (1800)
Away win.

LIVERPOOL vs CHELSEA (2015)
Draw.

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Jasnik 5:59 Fri Mar 5
Re: Saturday football
is them announcing they are changing the handball rule again just rubbing Fulhams nose in it .

Westside 1:00 Fri Mar 5
Re: Saturday football
Rossal - Yes, or we could finish 6th go into a CL qualifier

No way does finishing 6th, get you a place in the Champions League.

Manuel 12:24 Fri Mar 5
Re: Saturday football
An English club winning the EL (good possibility) could also effect things too? Most likely scenario when all said and done is..

5th - EL group stages.
6th - EL Qualifier
7th - EL Conference

Westside 12:21 Fri Mar 5
Re: Saturday football
What's the craic if Man City win the champions league and Man Utd win the Europa?

Depends where they finish in the league.

Finish in top 4, then 6th and 7th place potentially get a European place (depends who wins League and FA cups)

Finish outside top 4, then league placings lose a couple of European spots.

Best case scenario, 7th is Europa League/Conference next season.

Worst case, 4th place is no European football (unlikely).

Manuel 12:19 Fri Mar 5
Re: Saturday football
Rossal - Yes, or we could finish 6th go into a CL qualifier lose that then end up in the new comp? I think only 5th spot goes straight into the EL group stages?

threesixty 12:02 Fri Mar 5
Re: Saturday football
Sven Roeder
"I still dont believe the technology is genuinely capable of making those offside decisions with that degree of accuracy"

When all you have is a hammer every problem is a nail.
That measuring line thing they do is the only thing about VAR that isn't subjective. So they just double down on it because its the only tool they have really. To the point where it's not even used for "obvious errors" but now used for disallowing goals that are miliimeteres out. And even that is based on the TV frame rate. If you doubled the frame rate from 30 to 60 these offsides may not even be offsides!

Technically, there's no such thing as being level with another player. They should just say that if there is daylight between the players it's offside. Much easier to tell and would bring more goals to. football instead of this exact science they are trying to promote.

Timmy Breacker 11:02 Fri Mar 5
Re: Saturday football
What's the craic if Man City win the champions league and Man Utd win the Europa?

Rossal 10:37 Fri Mar 5
Re: Saturday football
Manuel,

Yes we need City to win the carabao.......and then a top 4 side to win the FA Cup. Then 6th is Europa and 7th is Europa conference

Sven Roeder 10:22 Fri Mar 5
Re: Saturday football
The Europa League is far too bloated and means you play another half season of games to win it.
Having it reduced to a proper shorter elite competition would be good news. Long overdue

Manuel 10:19 Fri Mar 5
Re: Saturday football
Rossal - Interesting about that new comp, could still end up in it though if we finished 6th.

The UEFA Europa Conference League (abbreviated as UECL), colloquially referred to as UEFA Conference League, is a planned annual football club competition held, starting in 2021, by UEFA for eligible European football clubs.[1] Clubs will qualify for the competition based on their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions. It will be the third tier of European club football, after the Champions League and the Europa League.

The competition is scheduled to run from the 2021–22 season, and will serve as the bottom level of the existing UEFA Europa League competition, which is due to be reduced from 48 to 32 teams in the group stage. The competition will primarily be contested by teams from lower-ranked UEFA member associations.[1] No teams will qualify directly to the group stage, with 10 teams eliminated in the Europa League play-offs and the rest coming from the Europa Conference League qualifiers.

Rossal 10:12 Fri Mar 5
Re: Saturday football
it will absolutely come down to these 4 fixtures

Leeds H - to keep the momentum going
Then
Chelsea H
Leicester H
Everton H


Id add Arsenal at H to that too. 2 wins minimum and going unbeaten will be key. I think top 4 is beyond us but top 6 would be nice. 7th is fucking Europa conference which looks shite.......better then nothing but lets push for top 6

Romfordboy 9:57 Fri Mar 5
Re: Saturday football
I mean the results did really go our way 5 of the 6 teams around us were placing lower league teams and 3 lost points!

For us it was a great mid week fixtures. I am now of the opinion that Leicester are not going to make it... I think they are going to struggle

fraser 9:56 Fri Mar 5
Re: Saturday football
Hard not to see us tailing off but to be fair I keep expecting it to start and hasn't yet.

Nice to still have interest in the season with 12 games left that isn't about survival

Manuel 9:32 Fri Mar 5
Re: Saturday football
History shows that the *cough* smaller clubs/weaker squads tail off at the biz end of the season, and I think it's likely that will happen to us, as it did with Leicester last season. Would love to be wrong though of course. I do think 6th is doable though, which should get you a qualifier against Romanian plumbers in the EL.

fraser 9:05 Fri Mar 5
Re: Saturday football
Second is still within reach as only 3 points off it if win our game in hand.

5th would be great though if we could finish there.

Manuel 8:55 Fri Mar 5
Re: Saturday football
Our luck was going to run out eventually with results going our way.

As I've said before 6th spot should be our target.

Mike Oxsaw 3:33 Fri Mar 5
Re: Saturday football
Beat Leeds and we can't finish in last place. If that isn't a pox on our result, I don't know what is.

Alfs 1:19 Fri Mar 5
Re: Saturday football
I've learnt so many new excuses for failure after listening to Sam and Klopp's interviews.

nychammer 12:43 Fri Mar 5
Re: Saturday football
it will absolutely come down to these 4 fixtures

Leeds H - to keep the momentum going
Then
Chelsea H
Leicester H
Everton H

Will be the important '6 pointers'

Nice that they are all at 'Home' if that is even much of an advantage this season.

The Stoat 12:05 Fri Mar 5
Re: Saturday football
Poor night of results for us tonight

Three points v Dirty Leeds is a must


COYI

claretandbluedagger 11:42 Thu Mar 4
Re: Saturday football
We’ve got home games against Leicester, Chelsea and Everton still. Three wins would be huge.

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