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3:54 pm, Sunday, March 20th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 16 Comments

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  • 1 toonking // Mar 20, 2016 at 3:54 PM


    If we’re not already considering relegation certainties we look certainties without victory at norwich

    Norwich V newcastle
    Palace V Norwich
    Norwich V sunderland

    Norwich V Newcastle
    southampton V newcastle
    Newcastle V swansea

    Assuming we go with results as paper would see them a defeat to norwich and we’ll 9 points behind +a poor GD

    A win against norwich and we’ll be 3 points behind but will go into the final run with 2 easy 3 pointers whilst norwich have extremely hard final run in.

  • 2 sing in the corner // Mar 20, 2016 at 3:55 PM

    Be honest SAFC should be gutted…

  • 3 AncientC // Mar 20, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    “Ancient since you like stars find out who created the most dangerous chances for us and how dribbled the most successfully and how had more shots on target. I would bet Townsend ahead of most if not all.”

    Sissoko made 6 dribbles
    Townsend made 2 dribbles
    Townsend was dispossessed 4 times
    Sissoko was dispossessed 3 times (on the pitch longer too)
    Sissoko had 2 shots
    Townsend had 2 shots
    Sissoko won 4 aerials
    Townsend won 0 aerials

    Oh dear.

  • 4 manxpie // Mar 20, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    that was after a week with rafa with again!! a brand new back four which we havent had a consistent one all season
    and it showed in their goal but we certainly looked more organised
    CM looks a big problem we need shelvey without the burden of defending so much
    i.e we need an in form tiote next to him

  • 5 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Mar 20, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    if we survive we need to rebuild the team if get relegated we need to rebuild the team

  • 6 manxpie // Mar 20, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    toonking a win against norwich means we are 1 point behind so drags them back in

  • 7 toonbrother // Mar 20, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    Sissoko was not particularly comfortable on the left
    but he did a decent job
    Townsend is a good player but
    Given the choice between sissoko and townsend on the right i’d take sissoko every time

    I wonder if Rafa can find a way to play both at the same time without forcing sissoko to an uncomfortable left wing position

  • 8 toon kk // Mar 20, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    We are just missing that bit of quality in front of goal. Before we even kick off in any game I just wonder where they’ll come from. Great goal by Mitrovic but he definitely needs time, he should be good in the championship next season.

  • 9 Nufc-83 // Mar 20, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    Lol do you remember sissokho 2 shots the 1st one is not even a shot and the 2nd is a crazy volley. just watch the game again and tell me which one creates a dangerous chance more and it’s Townsend time after time

  • 10 sing in the corner // Mar 20, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    I think Colback should partner Shelvey in CM. (Cue: howls of derision from the anti Colback posse) He should have from the moment Shelvey arrived in my opinion, but we have been trying to cover LB last few games. Out of everyone we have match fit and available those 2 have complimented each other the best in the centre.

  • 11 manxpie // Mar 20, 2016 at 4:06 PM

    sisko has an unbelievably shite first touch
    the fact we havent had a proper left winger since duff says it all
    and that is why carr and charnley has to go

  • 12 toon kk // Mar 20, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    Townsend showed more skill than sissoko what ever tackles were won, Townsend has far more awareness of what’s going on around him and more tactical on the ball.
    Sissoko has power but far too often it leads to nothing.

  • 13 toonking // Mar 20, 2016 at 4:08 PM


    every single thing revolves around that norwich game A win and we’ll go level on points with a similar GD making the swansea villa and palace wins will be able to make up for a norwich victory against palace and scums.

    If we lose then normwich will go 6 points ahead with better GD leaving us desperate for palace and sums to beat norwich or ourselves to strike lucky in the difficult games as well as get victory against swansea, palace and villa.

  • 14 Back Door Man // Mar 20, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    a repost ….

    The scum were robbed! Thank goodness Mitrovic connected to the ONLY decent cross of the game. We were awful – no decent closing down, poor in the air, lots of loose balls, little positional awareness. However, the draw ‘keeps us alive’he scum were robbed! Thank goodness Mitrovic connected to the ONLY decent cross of the game. We were awful – no decent closing down, poor in the air, lots of loose balls, little positional awareness. However, the draw ‘keeps us alive’.

  • 15 Slank // Mar 20, 2016 at 4:13 PM

    I think we will play better away to Norwich as nerves with there today for all to see. The players looked like they were under pressure not to lose to Sunderland. It was a millstone around their feet.

    I voted for Lascelles as my MOTM. He was very commanding especially in the air.

    I didn’t think much of Colback. The occasion seemed too much for him. Gini was in and out of the match. He can be quite anonymous at times. Townsend looked dangerous. Perez tried hard. De Jong looks like he should start against Norwich. He links up well with all the other players. Mitrovic was himself and at last got into the box where he should spend more time.

    Overall we didn’t deserve to win. A draw is a fair result but is no good to either team.

  • 16 Back Door Man // Mar 20, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    I don’t know what went wrong with that previous ghost post … perhaps somebody’s put the hex on me.

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