Next 5 League Games - Expectations? | Matchweek 16-20 (Page 25)

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  1. MCFC1993

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    A thread made mostly from the boredom of no football tonight.

    So we're getting towards the period where things got a bit tricky last season, granted we probably had a tougher schedule last season but it's this period that's causing quite a few of us to not get too carried away.

    I think us, Chelsea and Arsenal have it easiest & United, Spurs and Liverpool have it harder (Fixtures below). (Not sure if the dates have quite yet been sorted for the late October games due to TV but schedules remain the same)

    Bar the Chelsea game I think we've got a pretty favourable run (touch wood) and even that game is on the back of them playing Atletico away. Got to be aiming to win our home games with Burnley being the trickiest given what they've done to Spurs, Chelsea and Liverpool. Most of us would probably be disappointed if we don't beat West Brom away, although away games can be tricky (don't seem to be under Pep!) and hopefully get at least a point at Chelsea. At worst 10 points, what most would expect 12, very happy with 13+.

    Also look at the amount travelling our rivals have to do this month, that feels like something we have to take advantage of.

    I'd expect us and Chelsea to occupy the top 2 spots after this period or possibly us and United, with them fending Chelsea off just.

    So where do we expect to be?

    I'm roughly expecting something like this:
    1. City 25 (12 in next 5) Airing on the side on caution, Chelsea game could go either way.
    2. United 23 (10 in next 5)
    3. Chelsea 23 (13 in next 5)
    4. Arsenal 20 (13 in next 5)
    5. Spurs 19 (11 in next 5)
    6. Liverpool 18 (10 in next 5)

    Like I say, don't want to get too carried away!



    City
    (20th Sep - West Brom (A) - League Cup) - Won 2-1.
    23rd Sep - Crystal Palace (H) - Won 5-0.
    (26th Sep - Shakhtar (H) - CL) - Won 2-0.
    30th Sep - Chelsea (A) - Won 1-0.
    14th Oct - Stoke (H) - Won 7-2.
    (17th Oct - Napoli (H) - CL)
    21st Oct - Burnley (H)
    (25/26th Oct - Wolves (H) - League Cup)
    28th Oct - West Brom (A)

    Chelsea
    (20th Sep - Notts Forest (H) - League Cup) - Won 5-1.
    23rd Sep - Stoke (A) - Won 4-0.
    (27th Sep - Atletico (A) - CL) - Won 2-1.
    30th Sep - Man City (H) - Lost 1-0.
    14th Oct - Crystal Palace (A) - Lost 2-1.
    (18th Oct - Roma (H) - CL)
    23rd Oct - Watford (H)
    (25/26th Oct - Everton (H) - League Cup)
    28th Oct - Bournemouth (A)

    United
    (20th Sep - Burton (H) - League Cup) - Won 4-1.
    23rd Sep - Southampton (A) - Won 1-0.
    (27th Sep - CSKA Moscow (A) - CL) - Won 4-1.
    30th Sep - Crystal Palace (H) - Won 4-0.
    14th Oct - Liverpool (A) - Draw 0-0.
    (18th Oct - Benfica (A) - CL)
    21st Oct - Huddersfield (A)
    (25/26th Oct - Swansea (A) - League Cup)
    28th Oct - Tottenham (H)

    Spurs
    (19th Sep - Barnsley (H) - League Cup) - Won 1-0.
    23rd Sep - West Ham (A) - Won 3-2.
    (26th Sep - APOEL (A) - CL) - Won 3-0.
    30th Sep - Huddersfield (A) - Won 4-0.
    14th Oct - Bournemouth (H) - Won 1-0.
    (17th Oct - Real Madrid (A) - CL)
    21st Oct - Liverpool (H)
    (25/26th Oct - West Ham (H) - League Cup)
    28th Oct - United (A)

    Liverpool
    (19th Sep - Leicester City (A) - League Cup) - Lost 2-0.
    23rd Sep - Leicester City (A) - Won 3-2.
    (26th Sep - Spartak Moscow (A) - CL) - Draw 1-1.
    1st Oct - Newcastle (A) - Draw 1-1.
    14th Oct - United (H) - Draw 0-0.
    (17th Oct - Maribor (A) - CL)
    22nd Oct - Tottenham (A)
    28th Oct - Huddersfield (H)


    Arsenal
    (20th Sep - Doncaster (H) - League Cup) - Won 1-0.
    25th Sep - West Brom (H) - Won 2-0.
    (28th Sep - BATE (A) - EL) - Won 4-2.
    1st Oct - Brighton (H) - Won 2-0.
    14th Oct - Watford (A) - Lost 2-1.
    (19th Oct - Red Star Belgrade (A) - EL)
    22nd Oct - Everton (A)
    (25/26th Oct - Norwich (H) - League Cup)
    28th Oct - Swansea (H)
     
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  2. karen7

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    Arsenal have an easy league run so they might surprise

    Didn't we fall apart when vinny got injured last year?,we are not really reliant on any 1 player this year so we should maintain our good form

    Points wise no idea
     
  3. worsleyweb

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    13 points would be nice. Would mean 26 from 10. With 84 points still to play for.

    Rags - 9 (22)

    Dippers - 7 (14)

    Chelsea - 13 (22/23)

    Arse - 11 (18)
     
  4. Gorton_Tubster

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    Cant believe there isnt any footy tonight!

    I expect 12 points

    City - 12
    Che - 10
    Utd - 6
    Spu - 9
    Liv - 8
     
  5. MarsLlama

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    I think we'll bag 13 points, drawing at the Bridge. Chelsea with 8, 11 for United, 8 from Spurs and Liverpool, 13 by Arsenal.
     
  6. MCFC1993

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    I tell you what, i'd be happy 13 points. That would be roughly in line with the form we showed in Mancini's title winning season.

    Think the Chelsea game could go either way though.
     
  7. I thInk we'll get 15 from 15 in the league games.
     
  8. Kompany Car

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    Yep Chelsea game will be close but Sideshow Bob is suspended so that will help us.
     
  9. gomer27

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    love the positive attitude!! and i agree haha
     
  10. Cityfan

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    Vinny was injured from the start last season, made it back briefly for Swansea and then out again.
    Don't think there was one particular cause of our fall in form maybe teams got to read us better after a few games and learn our weaknesses. (Claudio didn't help either)
     

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