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    Hightown hope
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    The other thing that gives me a bit of optimism is that in our first 8 games, we have already played 3 of our toughest games all season…more than any of our rivals. Spurs and Chelsea away and City at home. City have played Arsenal and Liverpool away, and Chelsea have played Arsenal and Liverpool at home. Spurs have only played ourselves at home, and Arsenal have played Chelsea away and City at home.

    But of course, all that means nothing in the grand scheme of things. Both the City game and Chelsea away we were only a couple of minutes away from losing both games with the missed penalty and Sturridge’s late goal. We could very easily have been 4 points behind City and Chelsea instead of level on points. It’s going to be an interesting season!

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    Chucky McChuckface
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    I seem to remember Spuds playing YooUtd too… 🙂

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    maverick1973
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    Not quite! You are right,considering the players on the pitch-fucking worse!

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    Hightown hope
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    Sorry, Chucky, I was only including the teams that I thought might challenge this season. That’s why I didn’t include YooUtd!

    But you’re right, I guess, Utd away is one of the tougher games even if they are shite at the moment…sorry Mav, Ed etc

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    Chucky McChuckface
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    Double HH… if you put it like that, then fair enough!! Easy start for the Spuds then… 🙂

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    Editor
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    ?? Can’t really argue with that HH

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    Moos
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    If every top 6 team appears to be having an easy run when and where will they have a tough run meaning more than just a couple of games.

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    Hightown hope
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    Moos – in the next 8 game run of fixtures Spurs have to play 3 of the other 4 challengers, and Liverpool and City only have to play one of their fellow challengers (still not including Man utd!). Chelsea and Arsenal play 2 each

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    Brian blue
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    Hightown that is the beauty of mathamatics and statistics….you can move the scale wherever you want and make a case. We all tend to read too much into these things instead of looking forward to the next game. I believe there are no easy game, just some maybe a little harder It really serves no purpose because the only thing that matters is how your team perform on the day Just watch and enjoy forget about numbers or fixtures

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    nine nine nine
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    Spot on Brian Liverpool could very easily have now been on 18 points were it not for Sturridge’s last minute equaliser and the Mahrez penalty miss trailing both City and Chelsea by 4 points.

    Good fortune and difficult fixture runs even themselves out over a period of time for everyone sometimes playing one of the teams fighting for survival can be just as challenging as playing against the top Clubs.

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    maverick1973
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    27-Its never over till its over,got to play the entire game!

    ps:I wont rule out Arse either,they really look like they could beat anyone!

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    Hightown hope
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    I think you’ve all misunderstood me. I’m not saying that because we have had the toughest first 8 games, we’re going to go on and win the league, and I’m not saying that we, or anyone else if it comes to that, are nailed on to beat the so-called lesser clubs. I’m not stupid…I know football isn’t as clear cut as that, and of course it evens out over the season…doh!!

    But it doesn’t alter the fact that Spurs away, Chelsea away and City at home are 3 of our most obviously difficult games all season, and we’ve played them without too much damage being done, which as I stated in an earlier post, gives me a small reason for further optimism, that’s all. And 999, I did state that we were only a couple of minutes away from being 4 points behind yourselves and City

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    Brian blue
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    Hightown…you have every right to feel optimism my only point was that if you quote any selection of games from any period of the season it can always be countered by another, that is the reason I do not get wrapped up in statistics, they are there for the media to fluant to supposedly wet our appetite for more. As mentioned the only thing that matters is the next match, not the last ones and the result. I do see where you are coming from but be careful not to convince yourself too much. City play Burnley next, to me this will be as tough as the Liverpool game.
    On the Liverpool/City game I was sure it would be 1-1- or 2-2 before the kick off

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    nine nine nine
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    Hightown, sorry mate I missed that. To be fair you’re a very down to earth Liverpool fan.

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    Big Jim
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    If it would not be for a penalty miss by Mahrez and a goal that clearly should not have stood and we would be on maximum points. Such is football.

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