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Sanchez Remains Pessimistic!

Sanchez Remains Pessimistic!

After the 2-0 defeat against Portsmouth, our season fast needs a pick-me-up!

Speaking to the assembled media, after the game Lawrie Sanchez made some interesting points, points that suggest we can look forward with a degree of hope.

Here`s what he had to say to the assembled journalists,

"We have played a lot of tough matches recently. Now we have an important sequence coming up."

"We play Derby, Sunderland and Reading - teams we should be looking to beat - and it will show if we`re good enough."

"Every manager is under pressure but it is early days yet."

"I hate being in the bottom three but it is no extra pressure until you come to the last third of the season."


Reading between the lines I`d suggest that the next three games are a make or break period Anything less than six points out of the nine on offer could probably be considered a failure.

In fact, whilst Lawrie has a re-assuring manner, a failure to do well in the next three matches could see the pressure on him become almost unbearable, especially considering the old bottom at Christmas scenario that is trotted out every year.

However, Sanchez did make a few more good points, remarking,

"We lost 2-1 to both Arsenal and Aston Villa in our first four games and then played at Chelsea last week and got a point - and we were never out of any of those matches."

"We did well against Spurs and Manchester City too and on Sunday Portsmouth showed they are a top side, there is no doubt about that."


Admirable points indeed Lawrie but I can`t help being reminded of something Brian Clough once said after his Nottingham Forest team found themselves slipping out of the top flight.

When asked if he thought his team were in a false position, his reply made perfect sense - "The table doesn`t lie"

Is it time to show concern, are we championship bound as our most recent poll suggests?



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Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Tuesday October 9 2007
Time: 4:26PM

Comments

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Cloughie was brilliant, I'd have loved him to have managed Chelsea!
merlin
09/10/2007 17:01:00
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he'd probably have loved to manage the likes of Ossie et al! He'd have seen it as a challenge!
Putney
09/10/2007 17:16:00
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knowing Cloughie - he'd probably have joined them in the bar before lecturing them the next day about wasting their lives away on drink :-)
merlin
09/10/2007 19:06:00
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I wonder if he'd have lasted longer than the 44 days he did at Leeds?
merlin
09/10/2007 19:09:00
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our season fast needs a pick-me-up! Change of manager if things are still the same at Christmas? Coleman to return to Craven Cottage. ?
col8
09/10/2007 22:08:00
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Are you playing Lee cook yet if not give him back to us at QPR he's a great player and we need him
ozanne park rangers
10/10/2007 08:59:00
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portsmouth shouldn't have been a tough game he even said we should be able to win that match, and ohh we didn't under the sircumstances of last season i wouldn't have minded if we got relegated, we had very little money to spend and were terrible, but if we get relegated this season after spending nearly £30 million quid i will be outraged!
Backslash2010
10/10/2007 13:00:00
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