“For Christ’s sake, calm down, and let’s not go over the top!”
..and a short while later you’re busy predicting how things will be come next May.
On what premise, pray tell, do you base your splendidly clear view of the future?
Like I said, people need to calm down and not get carried away just because we won a very scrappy game on Saturday, against a team who were under par. Apparently, Roberto has mentioned Europe. I think he’s getting a bit carried away himself, if he has.
Like I’ve also said, I have done things previously, and been spot on.
On the basic fact that we have played 5 games and have 6 points, and I calculate that based on this average, it actually works out at something like 45 points over the course of the season. However throw a wobble into the equation, and dropped points against the likes of Hull, Burnley, etc, and that quickly drops down to 40-42 points. We won at Villa, which was a bit of a bonus, but then we cancelled that out by losing to Wolves. I’d like to think this is a season where we will give someone like Arsenal or Liverpool a beating. But I can’t see it. And then even if we do, I think we’ll then slip up in the next game against someone like Burnley. I think the way of the season will see us get a point here and there, the odd win, and then 3 or 4 games on the run where we get beat.
With all this in mind, we will have a good idea by the start of November, as to how we will fair this season.
Add the fact that I really can’t see us scoring a great deal of goals this season, and a defence that can look very shaky, at times.
One saving grace might be other teams failings. But that is why when we play the likes of Burnley, Hull, and Pompey, we need to take the points. If we don’t, then I think we will have problems. I suppose it’s kind of a mini league, in a way.
If you don’t like that, I’m sorry. But I’m only saying it as I see it, that’s all. Maybe people don’t like the idea of a long hard season? But that’s what it’s going to be, whatever the final outcome.