Jump to content

Relegationometer - Now In Hibernation Until 21/22


Relegationometer  

182 members have voted

  1. 1. We going down then or what? 10 - aye, doomed, no hope of salvation / 5 - can't call it / 0 - nah we're sound, can't wait for next season

    • 0
      17
    • 1
      21
    • 2
      16
    • 3
      12
    • 4
      10
    • 5
      12
    • 6
      10
    • 7
      6
    • 8
      1
    • 9
      1
    • 10
      0

This poll is closed to new votes


Recommended Posts

The reality is - relegation has just never been on the cards. The worst it got was Brighton but even then we were clear of the relegation zone and with a game in hand. I'm using hindsight here, granted, because for all my certainty earlier in the season, my position did change and at one point I thought it could go either way. But from the moment ASM re-entered the fray, it was over. That five minute spell at Burnley was a huge turning point; probably the most significant 180 since stoppage time at home to Norwich in the Championship. 

Mind, we probably wouldn't have even needed ASM given Willock's form and with Wilson waiting in the wings.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
7 hours ago, Yorkie said:

The reality is - relegation has just never been on the cards. The worst it got was Brighton but even then we were clear of the relegation zone and with a game in hand. I'm using hindsight here, granted, because for all my certainty earlier in the season, my position did change and at one point I thought it could go either way. But from the moment ASM re-entered the fray, it was over. That five minute spell at Burnley was a huge turning point; probably the most significant 180 since stoppage time at home to Norwich in the Championship. 

Mind, we probably wouldn't have even needed ASM given Willock's form and with Wilson waiting in the wings.

Your lucky you felt positive about our position….for me I’ve been on a knife edge right up to yesterday, even though we were 9 points clear…..I’ve never trusted Bruce to be able to get the players to perform if Fulham started to win games.IMO things changed after Brighton and I don’t think Bruce had anything to do with it.I’m convinced that the players put in that performance because they hoped/thought Bruce would be sacked on the basis of that performance.When Ashley then came out and said Bruce is staying, I believe the players got together and decided to forget their grievances and start to perform. Bruce should never be given any credit for the resurgence and “manager of the month”….you’ve got to be kidding😜

 

 

Edited by Jinky Jim

Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Yorkie said:

The reality is - relegation has just never been on the cards. The worst it got was Brighton but even then we were clear of the relegation zone and with a game in hand. I'm using hindsight here, granted, because for all my certainty earlier in the season, my position did change and at one point I thought it could go either way. But from the moment ASM re-entered the fray, it was over. That five minute spell at Burnley was a huge turning point; probably the most significant 180 since stoppage time at home to Norwich in the Championship. 

Mind, we probably wouldn't have even needed ASM given Willock's form and with Wilson waiting in the wings.

When Fulham were ahead against Villa, relegation was definitely on the cards. We looked like we weren't getting another point all season, and Fulham looked better than previously. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Montey said:

4 weeks ago: 8 -> 7

3 weeks ago: 7 -> 5

2 weeks ago: 5 -> 4

Today: 4 -> 2

A 2? [emoji38] 

it’s a 0.02 at most. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Yorkie said:

The reality is - relegation has just never been on the cards. The worst it got was Brighton but even then we were clear of the relegation zone and with a game in hand. I'm using hindsight here, granted, because for all my certainty earlier in the season, my position did change and at one point I thought it could go either way. But from the moment ASM re-entered the fray, it was over. That five minute spell at Burnley was a huge turning point; probably the most significant 180 since stoppage time at home to Norwich in the Championship. 

Mind, we probably wouldn't have even needed ASM given Willock's form and with Wilson waiting in the wings.

The week Fulham failed to beat Burnley and West Brom in consecutive games it became clear they were in an enormous amount of trouble. It was shortly after we'd brought Jones in. That was the turning point for me. 

Don't get me wrong relegation was an ever present threat, especially with injuries mounting up and Bruce at the helm, but Fulham have never really kicked on. It was never for the want of trying either, they just lack the required quality in the final third.

Link to post
Share on other sites

A few weeks back I thought we'd stay up thanks to a below par bottom three, but we've somehow scraped together 39 points. That would keep us in the division a majority of seasons. I think we have a much better attack than people give us credit for, they're just held back by incompetent management.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thought we were nailed on to go down after Brighton. Been quite the turnaround with the return of key players and Willock bailing us out. Got results against some good sides too. 

I was very concerned we’d end up with a last day showdown at Fulham, which I don’t think my heart could’ve took tbh [emoji38]

Link to post
Share on other sites

The Fulham injury-time defeat against Wolves was when it started to turn in our favour. They’d have went above us if they’d won and that was only 4-5 games ago. We then went to Burnley and won. We’ve went on the run Fulham needed.

Link to post
Share on other sites

If we'd lost every single game after the Brighton debacle (i.e. another 7 defeats on the bounce) we still wouldn't even be in the relegation zone ffs. Sure, the form of some players has rendered the finale with Fulham redundant, but our relegation fight has been taken entirely out of our hands. It was never happening. 

Once again, happy to admit that I'm relying on hindsight to form these conclusions; it's not intended as a 'told you so'. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

In truth we had some big players out , our 3 biggest, take that out of any team and it’s tough let alone a club like ours and ya gonna struggle.

At times our hate of Bruce(quite rightly) blinds us to that fact. When we are all fully stocked up we are a  decent mid table side , nothing more nothing less. So does Bruce deserve some sympathy? You make ya own mind up , it’s his kunty ways of doing things , his inability to change a game etc etc but the bare fact is that he has assembled a team when fully fit are a decent unit  that can mix it with the top half teams .

It feels like the team sorts the pattern of play though, not fatty. :lol:

Until Ashley goes this it mind .

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Rocker said:

Form table [emoji38]

 

Untitledfff.png

Hardly a proper form table when we've played 6 and other teams have only played 4. It's usually last 6 games for everyone, unless it's been drafted up by Steve Bruce because he can spin anything.

Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Northerngimp said:

No way this NUFC team get relegated now, it will take a biblical god like intervention for Fulham to catch NUFC. 

Step forward Mighty Mitro your time has come. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, GWN said:

In truth we had some big players out , our 3 biggest, take that out of any team and it’s tough let alone a club like ours and ya gonna struggle.

At times our hate of Bruce(quite rightly) blinds us to that fact. When we are all fully stocked up we are a  decent mid table side , nothing more nothing less. So does Bruce deserve some sympathy? You make ya own mind up , it’s his kunty ways of doing things , his inability to change a game etc etc but the bare fact is that he has assembled a team when fully fit are a decent unit  that can mix it with the top half teams .

It feels like the team sorts the pattern of play though, not fatty. :lol:

Until Ashley goes this it mind .

The only credit Bruce deserves is that he managed to turn the results around after Brighton. But that was more down to individual brilliance than anything he influenced. We have been an absolutely terrible team at the best of times over the last two years and lucky to be considered mid-table. The players signed have been purchased over his head and he had no say in them. Maybe you could say Wilson was his choice, but I am pretty sure Rafa wanted to sign him for many years and Bruce just benefited from a relegation price

Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, Yorkie said:

If we'd lost every single game after the Brighton debacle (i.e. another 7 defeats on the bounce) we still wouldn't even be in the relegation zone ffs. Sure, the form of some players has rendered the finale with Fulham redundant, but our relegation fight has been taken entirely out of our hands. It was never happening. 

Once again, happy to admit that I'm relying on hindsight to form these conclusions; it's not intended as a 'told you so'. 

Fulham has had some rotten luck though with those last second goals from Arsenal and Wolves. Really don't buy your narrative that we haven't been close. We had two wins in 20 games there for a while man, we were on a run that equalled Sheffield Uniteds shitness. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Northerngimp said:

No way this NUFC team get relegated now, it will take a biblical god like intervention for Fulham to catch NUFC. 

Fulham Will pip us on the final day. Maja will be the man to relegate us. The mackems have been promising us this for weeks.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Nobody changed the title to Relegationometer - Now In Hibernation Until 21/22

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...