The games are coming thick and fast this month but will our return from our first four games since the restart be enough to keep us up?
With Villa, Bournemouth and Watford struggling to pick up points, we’ve secured four thanks to two encouraging performances against Chelsea and Newcastle. The less said about our attitude and performance against Wolves and Spurs the better.
Burnley game aside, we now have a run of games – including against the in-form Man United – that we would surely be able to secure our Premier League survival. Defeats against Norwich, Watford and Villa aren’t worth thinking about but would you take three points from these games right now?
How many points do you think are required for survival? 36? Less? I really hope we’re in a safe position come our games against Man United and Villa – If we’re in need of points from those two games, it really could go either way.
And if we are safe before our visit to Old Trafford, our thoughts will start to turn to next season – which looks set to start on September 12. Will the owners keep David Moyes? And will they back him in a shortened summer transfer window?
On paper, Moyes would have a squad capable of achieving good things in the Premier League. I think his biggest task is creating a squad with a strong core. I feel we currently have a team of individuals.
Perhaps with a few additions from the Championship who are young, talented and hungry, could help to create something special? The next level for us right now is regular mid-table finishes. We’ve got the squad capable of doing this but is Moyes the right man for the job?