17 Apr 2017 11:05:28
I've seen a few posts about how a few more wins and we're nailed on for top 4,
Is it just me reading the table wrong, or could we win 4 and draw 1 of our last 5 games and still finish 5th?
I know United have a pig of a run, but I'm not as confident as others, and they are well capable of spinning the wins together,
17 Apr 2017 11:32:31
There's a lot of work to do between now and the end of the season so for me top 4 is not nailed on. I'm remember a couple of seasons ago, United had a similar run in and ended up winning most of those games and getting into the top 4! I just hope we can keep up this momentum of beating the so called " lesser teams" .
17 Apr 2017 11:53:54
so as said before we win all our games none of this matters, so in my ignorance im discounting arsenal they are 3 games in hand and if they win them are still 3pts behind us and they are in full tilt at the moment. now city have 1 game in hand if they win go above us by a point and united two games in hand if they win them they draw level, BUT you got to realise the city game in hand is against united and obviously one of uniteds is against city, so therefore no matter what the outcome we gain points on one of them or both with a draw so we have a bit of breathing room, but as i said as long as we win all our games its all irrelevant.
17 Apr 2017 12:11:07
All we can do is win our games and forget about what others are doing.
17 Apr 2017 12:10:17
If we win 4 and draw 1, we'll finish on 79 points. Man City and Man U have to play each other, and even if they have otherwise perfect run-ins, the fact that they play each other would mean one of them would have to beat us on goal difference.
For us to then finish 5th, Man U and Man City would have to win all of their games apart from the one against each other and then either:
Man U win that game and finish on 81 points and City on 79, and City's results in run in gives them a better goal difference than us.
That game is drawn, City finish on 80 points and Man U on 79, and Man U's results in the run in gives them better goal difference than us.
And remember, in addition to that, they'd both have to win EVERY other PL game they play.
4 wins and 1 draw will almost certainly see us over the line, but those results aren't a gimmie and we need to be focused.
17 Apr 2017 12:39:27
We have to play the following:
Palace (h) - Will be a hard game as they've done reasonably well on their travels. Will be a long ball fest so our defenders know what will be coming. Can see us winning.
Watford (a) - I'd fancy us to take all three points here. Watford are safe and are in holiday mode.
Southampton (h) - Probably the trickiest of our remaining games even though they're safe, probably fancy doing the double over us, winnable nonetheless.
West Ham (a) - Barring any mishaps, West Ham should be safe from relegation, given that they've been rotten at home all year against teams above them in the table, we should be able to win this one.
Middlesbrough (h) - I'd fancy us to win this one as their record away from home isn't great and I'd hope they would probably have been relegated by this point so we weren't party to a relegation scrap.
17 Apr 2017 13:33:40
OP, CL is ours to lose PROVIDED we take it one game at a time and gei it done. Utd's schedule is BRUTAL and frankly, they will NOT win all their games especially vs Spurs at the Lane as the title could still be on for them at that time. The fight is for 3rd in my opinion and if we take care of our business like we've been doing, we'll get there and finish 3rd.
17 Apr 2017 13:36:11
If United win the Europa, we will need 3rd place anyway right?
17 Apr 2017 13:46:54
@ Adam - no. We'll only need third if Man U win the Europa AND Leicester win the Champions League.
17 Apr 2017 18:39:15
If Utd win the EL and we finish 4th, 5 teams will get in PROVIDED LC don't win the CL.
17 Apr 2017 19:15:47
5 teams would still get in N Red but it would be the top 3 plus LC and ManU. 😉
You can have a maximum of 5 teams. 🤝.
17 Apr 2017 22:13:12
6 or 7 points confirms CL for next season.
18 Apr 2017 19:12:52
Ron, you just made my point for me but in a diff way.