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Another Frustrating Saturday Afternoon

Another Frustrating Saturday Afternoon

So yet another home against a team we would think the team has the quality to beat, but yet again they have come away with yet another frustrating draw. The inability to turn these draws into wins is becoming quite worrying. As of today, the club sit just outside the relegation zone, largely thanks to West Ham beating Wigan, which has arguably made things even closer in the lower echelons of the table.

The next four fixtures seem to be crucial. Two away trips to Arsenal and Liverpool look tough on paper but the optimist in me hopes for a sneaky point at Anfield. It is the next two home fixtures that are the definition of must-wins. Sunderland and West Ham are two more teams who we would hope the team should beat at the Cottage. If the team fail to win these two home matches then it is safe to say we will not even be averaging a point a game at the midway stage of the season.

The main point of frustration is that two months on from his injury, Mark Hughes has still yet to find a plan B in the absence of Bobby Zamora. Diomansy Kamara looked poor upfront and it took a scrappy goal from Clint Dempsey to rescue the point.

There was one major positive from Saturday. That was the return of John Pantsil. Frozen out by Mark Hughes, he looked energetic and capable of making something happen when he replaced Carlos Salcido. With Pantsil at right back with Chris Baird at left back, the team looked a lot more solid at the back and more dominant overall. Hopefully Hughes will have noticed Pantsil's evident quality and enthusiasm.

If the team can pick up six points from the next four games, then we would be in a more secure league position with a more optimistic outlook heading into the January transfer window.


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Writer:Alex
Date:Tuesday November 30 2010
Time: 4:58PM

Comments

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You guys need to start turning some of those draws into wins otherwise it will be a long season
topspur1
01/12/2010 07:46:00
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TELL ME ABOUT IT A LOT OF POINTS LOST
truth sayer ffc
01/12/2010 17:37:00
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TELL ME ABOUT IT A LOT OF POINTS LOST
truth sayer ffc
01/12/2010 17:37:00
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yeah a LOT of points lost... but mostly it's just a constant sense of annoyance and disappointment... it's been tough this year...
woodysweats
02/12/2010 17:44:00
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I think the re-appearance of Pantsil might signal Hughes' realization that our attack is not producing enough goals, so our only alternative is to defend better and try for some 1-0 wins instead of settling for 1-1 draws.
Teddy_KGB
02/12/2010 18:28:00
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It was frustrating again to see that we lack the quality infront of goal. If you look at the current strikers its only fill in dempsey that has stepped up. AJ, Joe K and Eddie did not feature at all for the club last year! Bobby was the target forward with Gera just off him, or dempsey. Its a big ask to expect those players to now deliver, especially under a new manager. Dembele and Salcido are great additions to the club and need time to settle and i have been impressed. Salcido i think is still carrying that injury abit. Enter the returning legend that is JP! Winning first goal at the Arse... Pants?
Leonestar
02/12/2010 23:39:00
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