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Living on a Knife-Edge!

Over the last few days, purely because there has been nothing apart from international football on offer, I`ve started to focus on the forthcoming fixture against Derby County.

In our current predicament it is, off course, a fixture we must win, failure to do so would surely give us a winter we`d all rather not go through.

Yesterday, we printed an article containing some quotes from Kasey Keller. Our American keeper quite rightly pointed out that we should be looking at seven points out of the next nine available.

On paper, it`s not an insurmountable task. Surely, after splashing out over £20 million, we should be able to take three points off of Derby County and Reading in fixtures at Craven Cottage. That would leave us needing to take a point at Sunderland in the other game, possibly a tall order considering our appalling away form.

However, I`d say it is an absolute necessity to do so and I`ll explain why.

After the three aforementioned games we face a difficult (and even that`s an understatement) run of fixtures. We travel to Anfield, then face a strong Blackburn team at the Cottage before travelling to the home of the current champions, Manchester United. If that doesn`t concern you, our next fixture is then at Goodison Park.

Surely, they are four fixtures that, in my opinion, will shape our destiny this season.

If we were to enter them having not achieved our desired target against Derby, Reading and Sunderland, I`d fear for our chances of survival. Christmas could be a time when the vultures would be hovering or am I simply getting worried over nothing?

Your comments would be appreciated!




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Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 15 2007

Time: 4:28PM

Your Comments

there may be trouble ahead...............!
merlin
But while there's bullard and cook (cook and bullard) and McBride and Christinval.................
Backslash2010
i think you will be ok this season i think the bottom three at the end of the season will be DERBY,BOLTON AND ONE OUT OF SUNDERLAND, MIDDLESBOROUGH AND WIGAN MAYBE BIRMINGHAM AS WELL
muffdaddy1983
having thinking about it i think it will be out of birmingham and wigan that wil join derby and bolton in the championship next season
muffdaddy1983
I Think You will Get Three Points From This Game...!
horseworrier
we NEED three points from this game!
Putney
Got to win and nothing else will do.
will it ever happen
If we don't sanchez may go the sammy lee way
Backslash2010
would that be a wise move at this stage of the season though considering he's purchased players he knows through the Northern Ireland set up?
merlin
 

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