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Jinky

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Don’t get me wrong, it’s not the be all and end all. The reason for my post is, I’ve seen the sentence “we’ve been affected more than most by not having fans in the stadium” used as an excuse, or as part of a debate on multiple occasions. When the reality is, we’ve actually done alright with our fans not being there compared to most.

So it can’t be relevant one minute and irrelevant the next. Either it is, or it isn’t.

Either way, I thought it was quite interesting.
 

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Don’t get me wrong, it’s not the be all and end all. The reason for my post is, I’ve seen the sentence “we’ve been affected more than most by not having fans in the stadium” used as an excuse, or as part of a debate on multiple occasions. When the reality is, we’ve actually done alright with our fans not being there compared to most.

So it can’t be relevant one minute and irrelevant the next. Either it is, or it isn’t.

Either way, I thought it was quite interesting.
I think we would have done even better with fans..but who knows..just guessing now of course not science
 

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I don’t think you can completely dismiss the lack of fans, discussion.

Of course there was going to be some degree of movement with certain clubs, or the table would finish the same every year.
The crowd at Sheffield United must’ve carried that team last season then.
 

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It’s far too small a sample size to know how much of an impact no fans has made on teams really. This season will probably look like a bit of an outlier in some senses in a few years time. If we can get ourselves in and around 50 points regardless of home or away form, I’ll be pretty pleased considering where we were a few games ago
 

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..and having no pre-season has hurt those teams with small squads more i think
 

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I think the bigger factors are:

No preseason/ short gap
Condensed season
Difficult protocols for training and matches
Difficult living environment
I’d say the fans is the least important element.
 

Jinky

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Possibly, but still an element - and one which posters have bought up as an excuse for our poor performances, so worthy of discussion.
 

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Not good reading for Jose... If you look hard you can find him underneath Moutinho.
 

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It shows how our winners weren't narrow enough and the centre of midfield was two men with far too much space around them.

Saiss too wide and deep. Donk in the right spot but was awful yesterday.

We need to stop having all the players on the edge, it doesn't work. Nuno has to realise this and stop doing it.