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Is it important?

Do we need an "easy" start to the season to keep the confidence going? Or do we need to get the tough games out of the way first?

Does it actually matter when we play certain teams and can the order of the fixtures give us an advantage (or disadvantage) or will it even itself out over the course of the season and the team finish wherever they deserve to finish regardless of the order?
26th March 2010 11:45 AM
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answered your own question there Richy and covered every possibility too,
well done Finger
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richyNUFC Wrote:Is it important?

Do we need an "easy" start to the season to keep the confidence going? Or do we need to get the tough games out of the way first?

Does it actually matter when we play certain teams and can the order of the fixtures give us an advantage (or disadvantage) or will it even itself out over the course of the season and the team finish wherever they deserve to finish regardless of the order?

I think i'd sooner play the bottom 3 than the top 3 to finish like. The start of the season always throws up fluke results, and many players from the 'big 4-5' will be coming back after a hard World Cup. It wouldn't concern me to get Man U chelski or Arse in the first couple of months, away of course, and hopefully capitalise. As for the cheezy chippers, I don't mind when we play them, i'll hate it anyway Sad
26th March 2010 12:02 PM
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richyNUFC Offline

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Mick Mahoney Wrote:answered your own question there Richy and covered every possibility too,
well done Finger

I haven't answered it, I'm asking if it makes a difference or if it will even itself out. Smile

I personally think it would make a difference, and that playing the "easier" sides at the start would help us carry our confidence and morale from this year into next year.

But then as Ven says, when we play the big sides towards the middle/end of the season, all that confidence will probably come straight back out of us anyway. Confused
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well sinderland had a easy start and look at them now 2 games ago there were odds on going down there start had a few easy games and fluke result against liverpool with a beach ball..
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I'd rather get every hard away game - i.e. top 4 out of the way asap.

Man U are notorious slow starters - getting them on the opening day isn't normally a bad thing.

Would like to see the easiest run in from March-May with lots of dross at home.
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Burnley away

only because it wouldnt be hard and it would mean they stayed up playing the game how it should be played
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richyNUFC Wrote:I haven't answered it, I'm asking if it makes a difference or if it will even itself out. Smile

I personally think it would make a difference, and that playing the "easier" sides at the start would help us carry our confidence and morale from this year into next year.

But then as Ven says, when we play the big sides towards the middle/end of the season, all that confidence will probably come straight back out of us anyway. Confused

Look at Hull last season though....they won one game in 5 months or something.
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I don't think it makes a blind bit of difference to be honest

you could have a difficult start with a run of 'easier' games to look forward to and then find you've got key injuries and lose them as well

you could also get a good away point the first game of the season at Old Trafford and end up being relegated


and as the old cliche goes.....there are no easy games in the Premiership



speshly for us
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I'm scared.
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True Mc.
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LeazesLoyal Wrote:I'd rather get every hard away game - i.e. top 4 out of the way asap.

Man U are notorious slow starters - getting them on the opening day isn't normally a bad thing.

Would like to see the easiest run in from March-May with lots of dross at home.

I remember the last time we played man u 1st game of the season.....we were relegated
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we aren't up yet!
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we are
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