Crystal Palace Is A 6-Pointer Already

When the fixtures came out, the first 6 games seemed
eminently winnable so I set us a target of 10 points:
Stoke (H)
Aston Villa (A)
West Ham (H)
Newcastle (A)
Man City (H)
Quite why I thought Man City was a should-win I am not sure
but let’s pass over that abberation of rationality – thankfully I only had a pound left in my betting account on Saturday.  Kind of reminds me of when I backed Iran to beat Argentina this summer.
Anyway, back on course, 10 points would have suggested a top-half finish was
possible.  4 points a relegation finish
We have 6.
This suggests to me that we are well and truly in a
relegation dogfight.  One we should
escape – but you never know.
A season of hope has already turned into one of nope.  Out of the Europa League before the group
stages and out of the Milk Cup at the third round.  3 draws from a winning position and a defence
that has turned from mean to malfunctioning. 
Not to mention our owner’s obsession with the fucking name change.
The next game at home to Crystal Palace is already a
6-pointer in my view.  An absolute
must-win.  For the fixtures turn against
us through October and November and even with a win on Saturday, the upcoming
harsh run of fixtures could see us in the bottom 3, perhaps bottom come
December 1st.
Hopefully I won’t get sued for republishing a bit of the
fixture list but this is what comes up after Crystal Palace:
Arsenal (A)
Liverpool (A)
Southampton (H)
Burnley (A)
Tottenham (H)
Man Utd (A)
Non-City fans reading might wonder why Burnley is on the
list of games we probably won’t win but we are about as likely to win there as
the Conservative party are to win a majority in the Scottish Assembly elections
in 2016.
Not to mention that George Boyd signed for them from us in the summer – their guaranteed game-winner.
 Saturday is a must win game.

Not sure why I am posted this picture.  Really not sure.

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