Expectations for Season 20/21

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One defeat in the last 8 games is decent and 3 of the draws were against top 8 clubs, so maybe we are getting too downbeat.
Of course we have got to start winning more games but that should happen when all the players are back to full fitness. Our performances have been poor compared to other seasons but we cant suddenly become a poor side surely.
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My seasonal predictions usually include the forlorn hope that we might have some sort of cup run so I am on track so far. Of course it would be this, particular, season, wouldn't it? Just as we missed the POs and probably seeing us play in front of our biggest crowd ever so we could be deprived of seeing Brentford's run to Carabao glory. Balls.
 

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This season so far, after 12 games, we have 17 pts ; 11th place
LWDLWWLDWDDD .... 5 pts off top 6 (3 teams on 22 pts)

Ok yesterday's performance was a let down; our expectancy has come to be high & armchair viewing makes it all the more frustrating .... this season already it seems we've suffered more injuries than the whole of last season ..... but I remain positive

After all, last season at this stage we had amassed 15 pts
& the previous 5 years (in reverse) - 18 pts ; 12 pts ; 18 pts ; 14 pts ; 18 pts
None have been great starts ..... & yes we all know this season will be relentless; tougher than before ..... & that goes for all teams

Keep the faith! Top 6. COYBs
 

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This season so far, after 12 games, we have 17 pts ; 11th place
LWDLWWLDWDDD .... 5 pts off top 6 (3 teams on 22 pts)

Ok yesterday's performance was a let down; our expectancy has come to be high & armchair viewing makes it all the more frustrating .... this season already it seems we've suffered more injuries than the whole of last season ..... but I remain positive

After all, last season at this stage we had amassed 15 pts
& the previous 5 years (in reverse) - 18 pts ; 12 pts ; 18 pts ; 14 pts ; 18 pts
None have been great starts ..... & yes we all know this season will be relentless; tougher than before ..... & that goes for all teams

Keep the faith! Top 6. COYBs

This for me says it all, we find it hard for whatever reason to get going. I think we're come good again like normal, and although some don't like it the squad rotation will pay off in the mid and late season . There has been a hell of a lot of football played in a short space. It will catch up on some squads.

Top 6 yes.
 

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This for me says it all, we find it hard for whatever reason to get going. I think we're come good again like normal, and although some don't like it the squad rotation will pay off in the mid and late season . There has been a hell of a lot of football played in a short space. It will catch up on some squads.

Top 6 yes.
Agree with the first bit and also agree we'll improve. However, I think the only 'genuine' squad rotation (i.e. rotate to keep everyone fresh) we've seen is for the league cup, which has gone well. The changes to the first team in the league have generally been enforced by injuries and a lack of midfield quality. Without injury Raya, Pinnock, Henry, Mbeumo, Toney, Dasilva and Norgaard would have been ever present, I think. A bit of rotation for Dalsgaard, but not much. That's 8 players. The only genuine rotation has been through midfield/wingers with Marcondes, Jensen, Janelt, Canos & Ghoddos. TF doesn't really know his best combination of these and and least 3 haven't shown the form needed to command a more regular place. I think it's shown that the depth in our squad hasn't got the quality many thought it might have. I think Ghoddos will improve if Frank can work out what to do with him and he can improve his fitness. Janelt will improve further. I think the only way we'll see Canos & Marcondes improve is if everyone around them improve. We need players who stand out, even when things around them aren't going well. Those 2 guys and maybe Ghoddos (too early to be sure) aren't those players.
 

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