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1 minute ago, evaD said:

 

If we didn't have to play Leeds and Norwich I'd say maybe. Too many injuries are going to be the reason we fall short.

 

 

Agree. 

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It's a myth.

 

Only 2 teams have come from out of nowhere to reach the playoffs since 2000.

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Tough set of fixtures BUT... taking the 5 home games in isolation, they are all winnable. Blackburn, Villa, Forest, Bristol C, QPR. Who knows eh... it’s nice to have some excitement though!

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55 minutes ago, evaD said:

If we didn't have to play Leeds and Norwich I'd say maybe. Too many injuries are going to be the reason we fall short.

 

What the flipping hell was Jos doing

 

I wonder if Jos has looked at our upturn in results since he left and asked himself that question? Absolute bonkers what went on while he was here.

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1 hour ago, steelowl said:

H  Blackburn Rovers  Sat Mar 16 2019 15:00

A  Stoke City  Sat Mar 30 2019 15:00

H  Aston Villa  Sat Apr 06 2019 15:00

H Nottingham Forest  Tue Apr 09 2019 19:45

A  Leeds United  Sat Apr 13 2019 17:30

A  Norwich City  Fri Apr 19 2019 15:00

H  Bristol City  Mon Apr 22 2019 15:00

A  Preston North End  Sat Apr 27 2019 15:00

H  Queens Park Rangers  Sun May 05 2019 12:30

 

No worries 

 

If we get top 6 from that run of games it’d probably be the club’s best achievement since 1992.

 

Saturday’s a must win. Derby are in no form and I’d say the other contenders for 6th are Bristol City, Forest and Villa and we’ve still to play them all at home 

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Going off the fixtures left to play Bristol could easily be way out of it this time next month. 

 

Looking at it I’d go Forest as favourites then maybe Preston, Us and Villa. Boro have to play most of the chasing pack too so we could be talking about 2 play off spots being up for grabs come late April.

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At least it's a bit exciting now. 

 

Actually looking at the fixtures and thinking they matter, as opposed to just wrapping the season up. 

 

Out of our run-in, the only sides with really nothing to play for are Stoke and QPR. 

 

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1 hour ago, steelowl said:

H  Blackburn Rovers  Sat Mar 16 2019 15:00

A  Stoke City  Sat Mar 30 2019 15:00

H  Aston Villa  Sat Apr 06 2019 15:00

H Nottingham Forest  Tue Apr 09 2019 19:45

A  Leeds United  Sat Apr 13 2019 17:30

A  Norwich City  Fri Apr 19 2019 15:00

H  Bristol City  Mon Apr 22 2019 15:00

A  Preston North End  Sat Apr 27 2019 15:00

H  Queens Park Rangers  Sun May 05 2019 12:30

 

No worries 

Hmmmm, enjoy the current optimism and table I would say as that is a biatch run of fixtures.... 

 

Only upside is we generally play better against top teams than bottom. 

 

As someone on this thread said, win the next 2 and I'll start to fantasise about another 15,000 kilometre round trip to Wembley... 

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1 hour ago, steelowl said:

The one that comes from absolutely nowhere to grab a spot in the playoffs and goes up  

 

not sure of the actual stats but fulham came in on a hot streak everyone knew they would do it  ..could we 

 

so it's been done before several times  we have the momentum and the football gods owe us one 

 

 

Does the period of 28 years mean anything to anybody??  Clue.... something to do with stats but not about football per se - but about the calendar.... 1907, 1935, 1991, 2019. There's a problem with 1963.  Dunno what happened there and why, but there's something more to the fact that we've won something significant in gaps of 28 years - and it's to do with the calendar - what is it?

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It would be an unprecedented run.

 

But... I look at the pack we have put ourselves in, and none of them scare me.

 

Still, think we’ve left it too late. 

 

But only just...

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10 hours ago, steelowl said:

The one that comes from absolutely nowhere to grab a spot in the playoffs and goes up  

 

not sure of the actual stats but fulham came in on a hot streak everyone knew they would do it  ..could we 

 

so it's been done before several times  we have the momentum and the football gods owe us one 

 

 

 

Fulham didn't come from nowhere last season. They were promotion favourites and had a poor first few months of the season but hit form and were in the top 6 by the end of January, finished 3rd only missing out on autos by 2 points and were 15 points clear of 7th. 

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I mean .. the possibility is there fo sure ... but are we equipped for it going forward? Be a major building job if we were to get to the prem

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8 hours ago, The Regulator said:

 

I wonder if Jos has looked at our upturn in results since he left and asked himself that question? Absolute bonkers what went on while he was here.

 

This season will be a memorable one 

 

half a season 'managed' by a lunatic who made us play that feckin stupid sideways passing defensive russian roulette with half the available squad

DC perplexed at this football malarkey and the fans' unrest gets the message and gets a proper football and man manager in 

Bullen does a handbrake turn and shows the exiles are available

Our new manager watches the cricket instead the little teaser

walks in arranges 3 players who improve us in 1 day 

converts palmer into a player

10 games unbeaten with such a shame about the draws

How we are 3 pts away feck knows   Fairly sure we could have been in the top four if managed correctly from the start 

The odds are it's going to be another chance that got away  but we can dream 

 

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10 hours ago, steelowl said:

H  Blackburn Rovers  Sat Mar 16 2019 15:00

A  Stoke City  Sat Mar 30 2019 15:00

H  Aston Villa  Sat Apr 06 2019 15:00

H Nottingham Forest  Tue Apr 09 2019 19:45

A  Leeds United  Sat Apr 13 2019 17:30

A  Norwich City  Fri Apr 19 2019 15:00

H  Bristol City  Mon Apr 22 2019 15:00

A  Preston North End  Sat Apr 27 2019 15:00

H  Queens Park Rangers  Sun May 05 2019 12:30

 

No worries 

ive never heard of a team 3points off playoffs on a good run in 9th and are 200-1 for promotion with betway ,think those fixtures above probably answer that question . must be toughest out of any of our rivals. 

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1 minute ago, handworth52 said:

ive never heard of a team 3points off playoffs on a good run in 9th and are 200-1 for promotion with betway ,think those fixtures above probably answer that question . we will be the toughest out of any of our rivals. 

 

it's a bad run in  but for those other teams too  so tweaked to show a bit of positivity 

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It has that same feeling of when we pipped them to second in league one (2012 was it). Could see us sneaking in and doing them in the play off semis !!!

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11 hours ago, mkowl said:

We are doing it without playing spectacularly well. So good perhaps but it leaves a nagging doubt that with the fixtures left we don't quite have the quality.

 

 

Pigs couldn't beat us twice, should have beaten Leeds under Manuel (Ci senor' delphon) Jos. We're normally Norwich bogey side, those are the top 3. 

Its the Wednesday way, we can beat anyone in this division on our day and normally beat the better teams and loose to the dross, so who knows. 

 

Yes it's a tough run in on paper, but looking at it from a normal Wednesday standpoint, the less crap teams to play the more chance of success lol

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I think we need 10 points from the next 4 going into the Leeds game which is a huge ask and as much as i'd love it to happen I think we are just going to fall short

 

Roll on next season

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12 hours ago, steelowl said:

H  Blackburn Rovers  Sat Mar 16 2019 15:00

A  Stoke City  Sat Mar 30 2019 15:00

H  Aston Villa  Sat Apr 06 2019 15:00

H Nottingham Forest  Tue Apr 09 2019 19:45

A  Leeds United  Sat Apr 13 2019 17:30

A  Norwich City  Fri Apr 19 2019 15:00

H  Bristol City  Mon Apr 22 2019 15:00

A  Preston North End  Sat Apr 27 2019 15:00

H  Queens Park Rangers  Sun May 05 2019 12:30

 

No worries 

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Taking out the disastrous 10 game run from game 12 to 22 (Jos phase 2) we've averaged 1.75 poinst per game.
Over the season that would have had us finishing on 80 points, comfortably in the playoffs.
Including that spell our average is dragged down to 1.4 ppg, leaving us with a huge job to claw things back.
Maintaining current form under SB we'd finish just short on 69 points
If we could repeat the finish that Jos achieved last season (19 points from the last 9 games, W6,D1,L2) we'd be on 71.
Incidentally we also took 19 from the last 9 the season before that as well.
That might just be enough for a 6th place finish this season as at the moment its looking like 72-ish might do it, but probably agonisingly short.

So we need 20+ from that lot. As you said, no worries

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