Over a 72 hour period, we face two massive games that will go a long way to defining our season but even if we lose both games it will not be the end of the world.
If we were to lose to Watford on Monday night and somehow contrive to lose a 2-0 advantage in the Europa League to Napoli on Thursday evening it would for sure be a devastating turn of events that would deliver a hammer blow to our Champions League qualification aspirations – but it would not be terminal.
We would face an uphill task, there is no denying that, but the situation would not be irretrievable. Our competitors are almost certain to drop points themselves. Certainly Chelsea or Man Utd, who have to face each other, and most likely Tottenham who still have to play Man City at the Etihad.
Now, it would be a disaster if we were in a situation where we are relying on others to drop points as opposed to having our destiny in our own hands, I am not for one minute suggesting that all would be rosy in the garden if we were to suffer a double loss this week, but some perspective is required about our current situation.
Let’s flip the scenario for a second, what if we were to win at Vicarage Road and progress Thursday evening to the Europa League semi-finals, hardly out of the question, in fact, in my opinion, that is what will happen, can you imagine the effect that will have on our closest rivals, imagine the effect on our own confidence?
We can be cautious but there is no need for full blown negativity either, and even in the event that all does go wrong this coming week, we will still be smack bang in the middle of the battle for a top-four finish and our season will still have a lot of life left in it.