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And this must be the hardest run in we could have

 

With Chelsea and manure having it all to play for, Pompy pushing for Europe and west ham fighting for their lives and playing us in a REAL must win game for them

 

Despite my usual optimism Im seriously doubting well hang on to 5th or 6th

 

If we do it will be amazing, but one things for sure it beats boring mid table/nothing to play for football and certainly beats being where west ham are

 

COME ON YOU BLUES

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West Hams must win at all costs can make them hard or easy to

play against.......their passion may be hard to combat,they will

throw them selves at every ball!!There by letting their hearts rule

their heads......step forward a cool calculating Moyes!

Can see West Ham making it a physical game,plenty of Everton

free kicks.......Arteta.......to the free scoring Lescott.....GOAL!!

 

Hard fought points against Man U and Chelsea!

 

And a home win against Portsmouth......Well you didn't think

there was only one pair of Royal Blue Glasses in the world...

....Did you!

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I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous about the run in. The Portsmouth game is a must win for us.

 

 

Bolton

Chelsea (h) Sunday, 22 April

West Ham (h) Sat 5 May

Villa (a) Sun 13 May

 

Reading

Newcastle (h) Mon 30 May

Watford (h) Sat 5th May

Blackburn (a) Sun 13th May

Tottenham

Middlesbrough (h) Sat 28 Apr

Charlton (h) Mon 7th May

Blackburn (a) Thu 10 May

Man City (a) Sun 13 May

 

Portsmouth

Villa (h) Sun 22 Apr

Liverpool (h) Sat 28 Apr

Everton (h) Sat 5 May

Arsenal (a) Sun 13 May

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I am very nervous as well. Both Reading and Tottenham have a favorable schedule. Pompey's schedule will be tough which makes our match with them even more important. We could be looking at 8th or 9th if those other teams pick up points and we don't. We need atleast a win against Portsmouth and hopefully a point against either Chelsea or Utd.

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I dont think there is a problem KEEP YOUR PASSPORTS AT THE READY.

 

Bolton, Spurs and Ourselves will finish 5 - 6 - 7 Doesnt matter in what order cos Top seven all play in Europe.

 

Bolton play Chelsea next, we have a little cushion between Pompey and Reading and a better goal difference.

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looking at these fixtures, id be worried if i was a dirty bolton fan

 

Bolton

Chelsea (a) Sunday, 22 April

West Ham (h) Sat 5 May

Villa (a) Sun 13 May

 

Reading

Newcastle (h) Mon 30 May

Watford (h) Sat 5th May

Blackburn (a) Sun 13th May

 

Tottenham

Middlesbrough (a) Sat 28 Apr

Charlton (a) Mon 7th May

Blackburn (h) Thu 10 May

Man City (h) Sun 13 May

 

Portsmouth

Villa (a) Sun 22 Apr

Liverpool (h) Sat 28 Apr

Everton (a) Sat 5 May

Arsenal (h) Sun 13 May

 

i think reading have an easy run in but the rest of teams, including us, our really up against it

 

if we beat pompey, we will finish top 7 and thats all that matters

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@ Least results went somewhat our way 2 day.
Very true. If you would have told me earlier in the year that we would be in 5th place going into the last 3 matches ( which I knew would be toughest stretch) I would have been excited. This is the (realistic) position that we want to be in with three games left. We just need to go out, play well and pick up as many points as possible.
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fully agree

 

im backing Aston Villa today and hopefully they can do us a favour

 

5th with 3 games to go is (2 home games aswell) is a reason to be confident

 

if you look at the teams around us only reading are playing well and stringing results together.

 

bolton are playing badly and losing games, pompey cant win away from fratton park and spurs are shipping goals all over the place

 

europe here we come imo

 

come on daveys blue army !!

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Yes. results pretty much went our way yesterday and you cant win them all

 

Weve been on a realy good run of late and a new wham would be difficult

 

as I said previously, its exciting to be involved at this stage of the season, theres nothing worse than going the game and your 10th with nothing to play for, im sure the players feel the same

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Updated magic numbers (combination of points we need to gain and/or they need to drop for us to finish ahead of them):

 

Bolton - 9

Tottenham - 8

Reading – 6

Portsmouth - 5

 

Fortunately all these teams except Reading dropped points this weekend, so even with the loss we're still in decent shape. If we somehow win two of three, then we're in the UEFA Cup no matter what anyone else does. If we beat Portsmouth then we only need Reading to lose once (or Spurs to pick up a loss and a draw) to lock up a spot. If we beat Portsmouth and also snatch just one point from one of the other two games, then Reading would need to win out to catch us - even a draw would put them too far behind.

 

We could technically lock up a spot as early as this weekend if we found a way to beat ManU and Reading and Portsmouth both lost. I'm not holding my breath for all three of those results to go our way, however, especially with Portsmouth and Reading both playing at home. Barring that miraculous set of circumstances, however, Portsmouth is definitely the most important remaining game right now because a victory is worth 6 points in the chase - 3 that we gain, and 3 that they lose - enough to completely eliminate them as a threat to us.

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Hey JD in JC!.........That's the kinda talk we want!!!!

 

......."COMPLETELY ELIMINATE PORTSMOUTH"

 

Hell next year,I can think of a few more teams we could perhaps do

that to!!

 

AND NO!.....I don't mean luckypool.....we just about did THAT to them this

season!

 

You know europe would be great......but it aint been a bad season has it!

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Shame about Saturdays results as if we'd have picked up 3 against West Ham we would have been pretty safe for a place in Europe. O' well gives us a bit more insentive to pick up points against Man U and Chelsea. As looking at the table 57 may not be enough. Assuming we beat Portsmouth - which is a must win game now.

 

I see

Spurs picking up 7-9 point - 57/59

Bolton picking up 4 point - 58

Reading picking up 6/7 - 57/58

 

A win and a draw will see us in the top 7. Anything less and we will need to hope on other teams slipping up.

 

At least every game to the bitter end of the season is going to be meaningful

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