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So here we are at 12 games played with just 7 points from a possible 36.

40 points seems to be the accepted survival target although sometimes less than that that are needed. With 26 games to play we need 33 points from 76 to reach the magic 40.

The return of Zimmermann will be a big plus. He's been built up to superhero status and I do hope we're not expecting a bit too much from him. Whatever extra he will bring to the side his team mates have got to do their bit too.

I think we're finding we're a bit short of quality for the Premier League. Even with a new face or two in January survival looks a big ask.

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31 minutes ago, ......and Smith must score. said:

So here we are at 12 games played with just 7 points from a possible 36.

40 points seems to be the accepted survival target although sometimes less than that that are needed. With 26 games to play we need 33 points from 76 to reach the magic 40.

The return of Zimmermann will be a big plus. He's been built up to superhero status and I do hope we're not expecting a bit too much from him. Whatever extra he will bring to the side his team mates have got to do their bit too.

I think we're finding we're a bit short of quality for the Premier League. Even with a new face or two in January survival looks a big ask.

10 game winning streak starting with Everton tomorrow!

LET'S GO! OTBC

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10 minutes ago, Midlands Yellow said:

20% chance . 

Statistically less than that.

However we live in hope. What else is there to do?

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Probably not, but the chances of survival are far greater than the chances of promotion at the start of last season.

26 games left, and about 30 points or so added to our current total of seven would hopefully give us enough to stay up. So that's around eight wins and a few draws here and there.

Difficult? Very. Impossible? No.

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No chance with the Socialists in charge. They are experts at relegation. You only need a quick glance at their CVs. There is not a single fan of another club in this league who would swap their owners for the Socialists.

And they have yet to explain where the money is coming from to fund their ÂŁ196bn renationalisation programme.

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Still early in the season, but nope not much chance of staying up, never really had much of a chance in reality, but hell its a great season, live football on tv meaning big money, playing against the best clubs in the world and watching our home grown and hard working players give it their best.

Beating Man City might be our big highlight for this season, what a highlight, what a season and relegation shouldn’t be looked at as a disaster, but an opportunity to build on a Championship season. We go again. OTBC.

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doesnt look good but Zimmermann is back now so prepared to see how December pans out before I make my mind up. win 2 of the next 3 and we are back in the mix

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2 hours ago, Nuff Said said:

Right, I’ve tried to do this before, it wasn’t obvious, so I gave up. How do you block a poster on here?

Top right hand corner of Pinkun banner at top of page , there is an icon and drop down menu for your account settings / sign in / out etc. There is  'ignored users' in the list. Click on that. Then you'll see a search box where you can put the name of the poster you want to block. As you key in the character string of their name, it quickly narrows down the users. By the time, you type in the letter "V" after Big<space>, you should find who you're looking for. You could also just wait a bit. An upturn in our form, and they won't post much anyway. :classic_biggrin:

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We're not cut adrift yet but defeat tomorrow and the gap to 15th looks huge. We going to have to match Villa's results as s minimum going forward too.

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5 hours ago, ......and Smith must score. said:

So here we are at 12 games played with just 7 points from a possible 36.

40 points seems to be the accepted survival target although sometimes less than that that are needed. With 26 games to play we need 33 points from 76 to reach the magic 40.

The return of Zimmermann will be a big plus. He's been built up to superhero status and I do hope we're not expecting a bit too much from him. Whatever extra he will bring to the side his team mates have got to do their bit too.

I think we're finding we're a bit short of quality for the Premier League. Even with a new face or two in January survival looks a big ask.

Not unless we get a little crazy 😜 

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1 hour ago, City fan said:

Depends on who they get in during the transfer window. Need a couple if old school defenders to tighten the back up. 

Not old school , Fano, just decent., with the footballing  savvy to play with our system.    

We are in a pickle  though,  once Zimbo is back, our first choice pairing is obvious.  Come January,  do we go for back up/s or replacement/s ? The best we can afford  or someone who fits longer term? I suppose the obvious   answer is all of the above. 

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At the start of the season several of my mates who all support other teams said they thought we will survival and still do. I’ve had strong doubts since the start (I always do when we win promotion) but what we must remember is that any game is winnable, we are still only 4 points adrift of safety, 8 points adrift of mid-table, and 10 points adrift of the Europa League. Though I think that if we are going to survive, we have to start making a comeback very soon.

To be honest I don’t think we will survive as I can’t see us making a comeback but hopefully we will.

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from the start of the season I believed we would survive albeit concede a number of goals along the way.

IF we can get Zimmermann back and IF he plays as well as we hope he can, then there is everything to play for and be positive about. Ideally we need Klose as well.

I am though naturally a half a glass full type person.

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11 hours ago, East Rider said:

from the start of the season I believed we would survive albeit concede a number of goals along the way.

IF we can get Zimmermann back and IF he plays as well as we hope he can, then there is everything to play for and be positive about. Ideally we need Klose as well.

I am though naturally a half a glass full type person.

I personally feel that we can survive, but that it is a close run thing.

My faith in Farkism and the squad's talent leads me to believe that we can turn the corner but that it is so vital that it needs to happen almost immediately.

Optimistically I am hoping that the decline of the injury list and in particular the return of the Zimmer leads to an upturn in results that will see us return from the doomed status to the vulnerable status as far as Premier League survival goes.

A little run of decent, point accumulating, games could change the lot.Confidence will return to the squad and pessimism will  elude the support.

 

A decent result today, even a draw, could be the stepping stone to a brighter future, even though that future might mean we assume the mantle of strugglers rather than doom-artists.

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