Posted by: RFC Blogger from Bridgend | February 22, 2011

3 lovely points! RFC 2:1 Millwall 22.2.11

Thank goodness for that!

Team  Played Actual Points Actual Position Max points over 33 games Potential position on 33 games
QPR 33 64 1 64 1
Swansea 33 59 2 59 3
Cardiff 33 58 3 58 4
Nott’m Forest 32 57 4 60 2
Norwich 33 56 5 56 5
Leeds 33 54 6 54 6
Leicester 33 51 7 51 8
Hull 33 49 8 49 9
Reading 33 47 9 47 11
Burnley 31 47 10 53 7
Millwall 33 46 11 46 12
Watford 32 45 12 48 10
Ipswich 32 42 13 45 13

 

It’s the points in the bag that matters at this stage – so whilst Burnley and Watford can over-take the Royals, and drop us to 11th if they win their games in hand, as things stand we have more points in the bag which can’t be taken away, so for now we are in 9th, and 7 points off a play-off place, and 13 off automatic promotion (?). The following are our opposition between now and the end of the season:

Palace (A) – fighting relegation (3 points previously)

Middlesborough (H) – pulling away from relegation (0 points previously)

Ipswich (A) – just below us (3 points previously)

Preston (H) – fighting relegation (1 point previously)

Barnsley (A) – Just below us (3 points previously)

Portsmouth (H) – 15th mid table (1 point previously)

Notts Forest (A) – top of the table going for promotion (1 point previously)

Scunthorpe (A) – fighting relegation (0 points previously)

Leicester (H) – play off candidate (3 points previously)

Leeds (H) – play off candidate (1 point previously)

Sheff Utd (H) – fighting relegation (1 point previously)

Coventry (A) – 16th Mid table (1 point previously)

Derby (H) – slipping down the table (3 points previously)

Last time out against these opposition we drew 6 of these games (no surprise there), won 5 of them and lost 2 games.

The ones in green and red all have something to play for – either fighting for their championship lives or going for play-off places or promotion, so will be challenging opponents. That means that for 9 out of the 13 remaining games – our opponents may have more to play for than us. My concern is that we will not have enough…..something (quality, steel, will, hunger, determination) to make the difference between winning these games and not winning. The other games are against teams in a similar position to us and will probably end up mid table. Like us!

Looking around – Cardiff and Swansea should end up at least in the play-offs and I’d like one of them preferably Swansea (although this means Brendan Rodgers – I wonder what Sir John will think of that!)  to make promotion in second place.

Anyway it’s getting late – roll on Saturday!

 

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