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#1 BIG D

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:01 PM

Upper Case = Home Game
Lower Case = Away Game
Fixtures highlighted in yellow are against current top 10 opposition.

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#2 SheffWed-1867

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:05 PM

Colchester Carlisle and brentford games all in a row are the ones that will decide that 2nd spot IMO

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:06 PM

I looked at the fixtures this morning - 4 home games of our last 5 against teams in bottom half.

Nervous though

#4 mattitheowl

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:08 PM

Fookin Orient could do us some right favours!

#5 DeeeeeJ

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:09 PM

REALLY glad we are home last game of the season.

That could be the decider.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:11 PM

Who do you think has the hardest run in there? Huddersfield, Colchester, Carlisle and Brentford look tough to me, really tough. For the pigs, I'd say County, Hartlepool, MK and Stevenage are tough but I really don't rate MK.

Looking at that I'd say we are slightly worse off but hopefully I'm wrong.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:11 PM

IMHO the fixtures are starting to look easier.

Let the other teams worry about us for a change and how they are going to cope with our fast flowing passing game.

The home matches all look winnable. Its the away ones that slightly concern me, but Nott County was a big one before we beat them on saturday.

Still think its going to go to the last day.

However, as an omen lived in Wolverhampton at the time when Dave Jones's wolves side got promoted to the PL after beating the blades 3-0 in the playoff final, walked up to see the team parade though the city centre in a open top bus, and remember thinking at the how brilliant would it be if we got back to the PL league, and how much fun the celebrations would be.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:14 PM

I can't see us being able to do it if we drop any points at home.

All of those away games are very, very difficult. I can't help but think that united have the easier run in.

Brentford and Colchester may have nothing to play for by the time we play them. This could be important.

Rochdale and Exeter may need wins against United to keep them up.

Mid table teams are the best to be playing at the business end of the season - is there any way of highlighting relegation threatened clubs?

Edited by Random Task, 19 March 2012 - 12:16 PM.


#9 BIG D

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:17 PM

Huddersfield have 5 out of their next 7 games away from home.
The 2 home games are Charlton & us!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:18 PM

April looks fairly tough for us.

We need to win all our games in March to ease the pressure a bit.

My view currently is that if we win our remaining 5 home games we will grab second. 5 homes wins would put us on 85 pts and assume we'll pick some bits and pieces up away that would take us around the 90 pts mark which has to be enough surely.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:19 PM

I still standy by what I said and that the Notts COunty was going to be the toughest game of the lot. Away to the most in form team in the league in my view was going to be tougher than an away trip to Huddersfield. I predicted if we win, we shall get second and I definitely still think this.

I don't think 2nd spot will be decided by the Carlisle and Colchester games, because I think that it will go down to the last game for sure. I have also ruled Huddersfield out, just don't fancy them, obvious bottlers.

We have one extra home game, but also we face one more team in the top half than United.

Last game decider!

We could go up, whilst Wycombe go down....

#12 Essix Blue

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:21 PM

Colchester Carlisle and brentford games all in a row are the ones that will decide that 2nd spot IMO


By the time we play those games 2 of those teams will have nowt to play for

#13 owls maniac

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:29 PM

Win all our home games and that will give us 85 points, meaning a couple of draws away should be enough. Easier said than done mind.

As for those saying United have an easier run in, trips to notts county, Hartlepool and Exeter, as well as a home game against stevenage will be anything but easy.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:39 PM

Win all our home games and that will give us 85 points, meaning a couple of draws away should be enough. Easier said than done mind.

As for those saying United have an easier run in, trips to notts county, Hartlepool and Exeter, as well as a home game against stevenage will be anything but easy.


And MK away
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:09 PM

Don't like looking at that just yet.

Too many variables, too many games!

#16 Gerinako

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:21 PM

April April April - why do you haunt me

Stinker of a month

#17 Jezza Helan

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:29 PM

Chesterfield could do us some MASSIVE favors if they can get results against the top teams. Bit of a bad run in for them though on paper with a relegation battle but shezza could come good.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:29 PM

I listened to Brentford vs United whilst driving a few weeks ago, and believe me, Brentford sounded horrific. Obviously anything can happen on the day, but don't just assume that because Brentford has been a noriously tough place to go in the past that we should be overly worried about them.

We really shouldn't fear anyone going into these last few games. I am fairly confident we will grab that 2nd spot, but let's keep our feet on the ground for now ey.

Edited by standerino, 19 March 2012 - 01:30 PM.


#19 BRADDAZ

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:33 PM

I see us winning at least 6 from the 9 games.

That will give us 88 points, which should be enough.

If we could get 7 wins or a couple of draws then I'm sure we'll go up.

I'm confident that we'll do it.

#20 evaD

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:37 PM

Can we loan a couple of players to Orient?

Seriously.

#21 owls maniac

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:39 PM

Just win all our home games and everything will fall in to place.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:39 PM

April April April - why do you haunt me

Stinker of a month

I can understand why you might think that - and if we had say Exeter, Chesterfield and Rochdale we'd feel better - but look at the results we got there.

Every game is a huge game now and we will approach everyone with growing confidence.

#23 pARIS oWL

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:40 PM

Don't forget the +8 goal difference united have.

At this stage that is worth an extra point to them??

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:40 PM

Just win all our home games and everything will fall in to place.

IF we go up - it is primarily down to our home form - and they always say thats the mark of a good side.

Our home form has been superb. Lets pray we keep it up

#25 owls maniac

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:46 PM

IF we go up - it is primarily down to our home form - and they always say thats the mark of a good side.

Our home form has been superb. Lets pray we keep it up


Indeed.

5 wins out of 5 and we'll have done it provided we pick up at least 2 more points on the road. The extra home game over united should make us favourites to get 2nd.

And with regards to these tricky away games, I think if we keep winning as we are the momentum towards the end of the season will build and build. Wouldn't surprise me if we beat Huddersfield and Brentford. The slightest chance of success and the fans will carry the players over the finish line.

#26 Gerinako

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:47 PM

Don't forget the +8 goal difference united have.

At this stage that is worth an extra point to them??


For now I'd say yes - we need to finish on more points than them

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 01:55 PM

IMO its all about momentum. We are the team that has it 3 wins in a row. Keep it going one game at a time and we could win em all

#28 evaD

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:01 PM

Don't forget the +8 goal difference united have.

At this stage that is worth an extra point to them??


While ever we are sat on the same amount of points as them, yes. gary megson

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:05 PM

Who do you think has the hardest run in there? Huddersfield, Colchester, Carlisle and Brentford look tough to me, really tough. For the pigs, I'd say County, Hartlepool, MK and Stevenage are tough but I really don't rate MK.

Looking at that I'd say we are slightly worse off but hopefully I'm wrong.



I reckon Orient have quite a tough run in.....

#30 lukeyswfc

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:07 PM

Got us to get 20 points from that lot.
might sound like a downer but ive got us to lose to udders, and draw to carlisle and colchester

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:13 PM

April April April - why do you haunt me

Stinker of a month

Please don't say that it's my birthday month!

We can all look at the fixtures as much as we like - easy here / difficult there / should win this / could draw that.

In all honesty now, it's got little to do with who we or anyone else has got to play. It's all about having the right mentality to seee the job through. And that's why I am confident (yes of course a little nervous) that we'll be OK. I haven't seen or experienced a mentally tougher Owls side for a very long time nor one that's exhibited such a sense of togetherness. No matter who plays who, home or away, these are going to be the key ingredients over the final few weeks.

Believe! lol :milan: gary megson

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:23 PM

sounds like mcdonald is back for united which means their form may well pick up from here on in.


it's gonna be very tight and go to the last game imo.


We don't wanna start gloating just yet. It just tempts fate.

#33 TDU soona

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:28 PM

The +8 goal difference will have gone by the last game ....look how many we have pulled back in 3 games .... lol

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:31 PM

The +8 goal difference will have gone by the last game ....look how many we have pulled back in 3 games .... lol


If we do pull the goal difference back then it won't matter as the blades would have to have drawn or lost and us win.

#35 mattitheowl

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:47 PM

So we are all in agreement then, if we win all our games we should go up automatic?

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:47 PM

April does look hard, but don't forget other teams will think they have hard match when they play Sheffield Wednesday, the result against County at the weekend will have made others take notice.

I think the next 2 games are crucial we must take 6 points. If pigs drop any against count they could be 5 or 6 points adrift by the time they play Chesterfield if we can win the next 2.

I said to people if we beat County I faniced us for auto. I think we'll do it at home to Carlise if we win with pigs away at MK!

#37 manilovetheowls

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:00 PM

I hate it when we play Carlisle, they're a tricky team. Same as Colchester too.

I think we have to be realistic and say that we will drop some points in the remaining games, with them two been high possibilities.

#38 Ian_D

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:03 PM

Thanks for putting this together.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:13 PM

If we do pull the goal difference back then it won't matter as the blades would have to have drawn or lost and us win.

you do know what goal difference means? what if we win all our games 2-0 and they win their games 1-0

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:19 PM

you do know what goal difference means? what if we win all our games 2-0 and they win their games 1-0


Yes I do, smart arse, but that it isn't very likely that is going to happen is it?

In reality the most likely way we will catch up with their goal difference is by them dropping points.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:38 PM

I am confident enough to say that it won't go down to goal difference.

I am not confident enough to say we will have the most points.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:38 PM

I am confident enough to say that it won't go down to goal difference.

I am not confident enough to say we will have the most points.


This
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#43 mattitheowl

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:42 PM

I am confident enough to say that it won't go down to goal difference.

I am not confident enough to say we will have the most points.


I'm the opposite mate, it is the Wednesday way to miss out by 1 goal or something daft.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:49 PM

Yep, Exeter is a looooooong way from home to have bad news delivered!

Is it only me that's sipping champange and smoking a big flip off ceeeegar! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Edited by OzOwl, 19 March 2012 - 04:53 PM.


#45 mattitheowl

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:54 PM

Yep, Exeter is a looooooong way from home to have bad news delivered!

Is it only me that's sipping champange and smoking a big flip off ceeeegar! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


I would love it if they were relying on us not winning. We are drawing after 90 minutes when their game ends, cue MASSIVE piggy celebrations only to hear we have scored a 109th minute winner. (Think Filipe Massa's title celebrations in Brazil that year).

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 04:59 PM


I would love it if they were relying on us not winning. We are drawing after 90 minutes when their game ends, cue MASSIVE piggy celebrations only to hear we have scored a 109th minute winner. (Think Filipe Massa's title celebrations in Brazil that year).


Think myself and my heart would prefer us to win 4-0.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:06 PM

Huddersfield have 5 out of their next 7 games away from home.
The 2 home games are Charlton & us!



That is very reassuring - to be honest if they win all those they deserve 2nd place.

Charlton / Owls first and second - the Notts County was a big result and I am pretty sure we will win easliy tomorrow!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:36 PM

The other thing to take into account is that the pigs games against sides outside the top 10 are against those battling relegation...real banana skins. I would far rather be playing somenone in 10th with nothing to play for at this stage. With the exception of Bournemouth, i think every side they play will have something to go for......even Hartlepool with Agent W being their ex manager....

By the time our games against carlisle and brentford come around, chances are they will have nothing left to play for. Hopefully!!!!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:53 PM

If we do pull the goal difference back then it won't matter as the blades would have to have drawn or lost and us win.

Not necessarily, they win 1-0 we win 3-0 and the difference is reduced.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:23 PM

Yes I do, smart arse, but that it isn't very likely that is going to happen is it?

In reality the most likely way we will catch up with their goal difference is by them dropping points.


:biggrin: sorry was a bit sarcy reading back!

a less exagerated version could easily happen, we end up on the same points but we could bang 5 in against wycombe or someone, could be the difference