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Time for Grant to exorcise the ghost of Mourinho


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An interesting article from Kevin MaCarra at the Guardian

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This is the league table for matches between the current top 7 clubs this season.

Man U------P8--W6--D2--L0--Pts 20

Arsenal-----P8--W4--D4--L0--Pts 16

Liverpool----P9--W3--D5--L1--Pts 14

Portsmouth--P12-W2--D5--L5--Pts 11

Aston Villa---P10-W2--D3--L5--Pts 9

Chelsea-----P9--W1--D5--L3--Pts 8

Everton-----P8--W1--D2--L5--Pts 5

We really need to win those last three matches to claw back some of that deficit.

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When it comes down to it, the title will be decided with results against the big- boys.

The Grant supporters will still argue it wasn't his fault we lost to Manu, he'd only had a day with the players.......well 'erm he did actually join the club the previous January so it's not as though he didn't know them.

The Arsenal game was Cech's fault they'll argue, despite not mustering a decent chance of our own.

But the Portsmouth, Liverpool, Everton and Villa games?

Oh and the only game we won was under Jose against Pompey at home icon_wink.gif

Time to earn your corn Avi. Starting with Spurs who are not even top 7 side.

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If that were true liverpool would still be in with a shout. You've got to consistently beat the other teams in the league, then have a decent record against the big boys!

Yep. Last season Arsenal had the best record from games between the top 4. Didn't help them much. One thing is sure though and that is you do need to have a decent record if you want to win it. Three wins from our last three games would give us 17 points out of a possible 36. Not great, but not terrible.

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When it comes down to it, the title will be decided with results against the big- boys.

The Grant supporters will still argue it wasn't his fault we lost to Manu, he'd only had a day with the players.......well 'erm he did actually join the club the previous January so it's not as though he didn't know them.

The Arsenal game was Cech's fault they'll argue, despite not mustering a decent chance of our own.

not exactly a "grant fan", but at least be fair- we played with 10 men for a long long time at old trafford, and don't you remember sheva's header which he should have done better with? or even worse swp missing the target when it wa easier to score? it's a bit silly trying to make a point if you are going to use a somewhat selective memory when trying to back it up.

annoying because actually I generally agree with your point- we need to improve to beat the big sides.

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Great article.

He did face a gruelling assignment in following Mourinho and it may be that Grant's great contribution will lie in letting his own successor start with a clean sheet.

One of the best assessments I've heard. Spot on.

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