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  • dsteer_lfc_68 dsteer_lfc_68 Feb 4, 2009 23:17 Flag

    Worse off, or better off from last season

    Ron, don't know if your right on the statistics on the home draws, as we had the same problem last season, although it seems worse to me this season as the draws have cost us first place, rather than putting us in a fight for 4th. The only silver lining is that no team has a perfect record against the also rans. When you take a look at the bottom half of the table you see them packed together which leads me to believe the quality of those teams has really improved, which has led to many an upset. This leads me to believe that there will be more upsets to come, which could mean either dissapointment for us, or opportunity for us. Lets hope the latter.

    On the owners and the public tug of war, think your spot on. At this point I don't care if its DIC, or the owners patching things up and getting a loan extension. But what I really want is a bit of stability, and no more excuses. If that means new owners, or a new chief executive, then so be it. But to win the league the lads need not just quality on the pitch, but a well oiled machine behind them, which means a well functioning club.

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    • D as a point of interest in Rafa's time we have at home:-

      04/05 drew 4 lost 3 (17 points)
      05/06 drew 3 lost 1 (9 points)
      06/07 drew 4 lost 1 (11 points)
      07/08 drew 6 lost 1 (15 points)
      08/09 so far drawn 5 and lost none (10 points) with 7 games left.

      Whilst I don't agree with every decision Rafa has made we are a better team 1-11 than 5 years ago but the squad depth is still not good enough.

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      • any idea how many of those draws last season were in the first half of the season? Like I was telling Ron, while I don't think we are any worse off in the draw department from last season, it may feel that way as we look at through the lens of falling out of first place, or a feeling of an opportunity missed. It may also be the fact we've beaten the top teams this season, that we would have likely drawn wth last season, but drawn to many matches most think we should have won.

        I remember we really were out of it last season at this point, with for me the loss at Reading being the turning point for me. But I also remember a tremendous run from late Feb through the end of the season. This secured 4th from Everton, and really pushed Arsenal for 3rd.