Well, can we make it into a play-off place by end of the season?

europne

Manager
When they played at our place earlier this season I was told that the wage bill for the 7 players on the bench was.......wait for it......over £40 million pounds.
 

Rubadub

Forum Patron
Patron
Quite a few interesting games in midweek, with Brentford and Hull having difficult away trips (as well as ourselves!).

Games to look out for in this midweek round of fixtures, plus a few predictions.

Tues
Bristol City v Ipswich - Draw, Ipswich are down but got a good result against West Brom, fancy them to do the same again
Sheff Utd v Brentford - Home win, Sheff Utd looking very strong of late, have collected the same number of points over the last 6 games as us
Bolton v Sheff Wed - Away win, despite Bolton's win at the weekend they'll struggle against a much more solid Sheff Wed team under Bruce

Weds
Birmingham v Millwall - Home win, Millwall sinking fast and Blues will want to get back to winning ways.
Derby v Stoke - can't call this, both teams inconsistent of late. Draw maybe?
Norwich v Hull - Home win
Forest v Villa - Good wins for both at the weekend, good thing is one or both will drop points! Draw.

If that was to transpire, and we were to win, we'd be 2 points off Derby in sixth. Let's not get carried away, one game at a time...
3 from 3 so far!
 

epsilon

Reserve
sf, I bet there are some Bristol City fans saying "trust our team to balls it up" and they'd be right.

It's football all over and part of the attraction.

One thing though: our players will be working hard tomorrow to get a result.
 

europne

Manager
The important thing is AN has the experience of succeeding on a run in.

I’m sure his preparation will be second to none, so it’s down to our players turning up, and a bit of luck.

At this moment in time we must be one of the feared teams in this division because of the run we are on.

There are so many variables ,so many teams in the mix and taking points of each other, clubs bottling in, local derbies to produce freak results, clubs scrapping for survival, and as the intensity builds probably more desperate tackles producing red cards and injuries.

I just think it’s so good we are in there amongst clubs which have spent eye watering amounts on transfers and wages and matching them toe to toe.

I just want to enjoy the ride , let’s see where it takes us.

And as for WBA and the manager situation, sacking him at this point in the season with them in 4th spot shows how desperate and ruthless that clubs owners are, I can only see out of work managers who just want the dosh taking that job because you can see the tightrope you will be walking. I think AN is far to clever to take that.
 

norfolk white

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Staff member
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Here is the updated table after this mid-week’s games. Most of the results went our way and what a great win away at Middlesbrough, the lads did us proud.


Norwich City

March:

16th Rotherham (A); 30th Middlesbrough (A)

April:

6th QPR (H); 9th Reading (H); 13th Wigan Athletic (A); 19th Sheffield Wednesday (H); 22nd Stoke City (A); 27th Blackburn Rovers (H)

May:

5th Aston Villa (A)

Possible Points total = 102 pts.



Sheffield United

March:

16th Leeds (A); 30th Bristol City (H)

April:

6th Preston North End (A); 10th Birmingham City (A); 13th Millwall (A); 19th Nottingham Forest (H); 22nd Hull City (A); 27th Ipswich Town (H)

May:

5th Stoke City (A)

Possible Points total = 98 pts.



Leeds United

March:

16th Sheffield United (H); 30th Millwall (H)

April:

6th Birmingham City (A); 9th Preston North End (A); 13th Sheffield Wednesday (H); 19th Wigan Athletic (H); 22nd Brentford (A); 27th Aston Villa (H)

May:

5th Ipswich Town (A)

Possible Points total = 100 pts.



West Bromwich Albion

March:

16th Brentford (A); 29th Birmingham City (H)

April:

6th Millwall (A); 9th Bristol City (A); 13th Preston North End (H); 19th Hull City (A); 22nd Reading (A); 27th Rotherham United (H)

May:

5th Derby County (A)

Possible Points total = 91 pts.



Middlesbrough

16th Aston Villa (A); 30th Norwich City (H)

April:

2nd Bristol City (H); 6th Swansea City (A); 9th Bolton Wanderers (A); 13th Hull City (H); 19th Stoke City (H); 22nd Nottingham Forest (A); 27th Reading (H)

May:

5th Rotherham United (A)

Possible Points total = 88 pts.



Bristol City


March:

30th Sheffield United (A)

April:

2nd Middlesbrough (A); 6th Wigan Athletic (H); 9th West Bromwich Albion (H); 13th Aston Villa (A); 19th Reading (H); 22nd Sheffield Wednesday (A); 27th Derby County (H); 30th Millwall (A)

May;

5th Hull City (A)

Possible Points total = 85 pts.



Derby County

March:

30th Rotherham United (H)

April:

6th Brentford (A); 9th Blackburn Rovers (A); 13th Bolton Wanderers (H);

19th Birmingham City (A); 22nd QPR (H); 27th Bristol City (A)

May:

1st Swansea City (A); West Bromwich Albion (H)

Possible Points total = 83 pts.



Nottingham Forest

March:

16th Ipswich Town (A); 30th Swansea (H)


April:

6th Rotherham (A); 9th Sheffield Wednesday (A); 13th Blackburn Rovers (H); 19th Sheffield United (H); 22nd Middlesbrough (H); 27th QPR (A)

May:

5th Bolton Wanderers

Possible Points total = 80 pts.



Birmingham City

March:

16th Preston North End (A); 29th West Bromwich Albion (A)

April:

6th Leeds United (H); 10th Sheffield United; 13th Ipswich Town (A); 19th Derby County (H); 22nd Rotherham United (A); 27th Wigan Athletic

May:

5th Reading (A)

Possible Points total = 77 pts.



Us

March:

16th Birmingham City (H); 30th Reading (A)

April:

6th Sheffield United (H); 9th Leeds United (H); 13th West Bromwich Albion (A); 19th Ipswich Town (H); 22nd Wigan Athletic; 27th Sheffield Wednesday (H)

May:

5th Brentford (A)

Current Points = 54

Possible Points total = 81 pts.



Aston Villa

March:

16th Middlesbrough (H); 30th Blackburn Rovers (H)

April:

6th Sheffield Wednesday (A); 10th Rotherham (A); 13th Bristol City (H); 19th Bolton Wanderers (A); 22nd Millwall (H); 27th Leeds United (A)

May:

5th Norwich City (H)

Possible Points total = 81 pts.



Swansea City

March:

(A); 30th Nottingham Forest (A)

April:

2nd Brentford (H); 6th Middlesbrough (H); 9th Stoke City (H); 13th QPR (A); 19th Rotherham United (H); 22nd Ipswich Town (A); 27th Hull City (H)

May:

1st Derby County (H); 5th Blackburn Rovers (A)

Possible Points total = 77 pts.



Hull City

March:

16th QPR (H); 30th Ipswich Town (A)

April:

6th Reading (H); 10th Wigan Athletic (H); 13th Middlesbrough (A); 19th West Bromwich Albion (A); 22nd Sheffield United (H); 27th Swansea City (A)

May:

5th Bristol City (H)

Possible Points total = 77 pts.



Sheffield Wednesday

March:

16th Blackburn Rovers (H); 30th Stoke City (A)

April:

6th Aston Villa (A); 9th Nottingham Forest (H); 13th Leeds United (A); 19th Norwich City (A); 22nd Bristol City (H); 27th Preston North End (A)

May:

QPR (H)

Possible Points total = 79 pts.



Brentford

March:

16th West Bromwich Albion (H); 30th Wigan Athletic (A)

April:

2nd Swansea (A); 6th Derby County (H); 10th Ipswich Town (H); 13th Reading (A); 19th Millwall (A); 22nd Leeds United (H); 27th Bolton Wanderers (A)

May:

5th Preston North End (H)

Possible Points total = 79 pts.
 

Sid Snot

Manager - East Cheam FC
Patron
If we win on Saturday, we'll be 6th if Villa don't beat Boro, or 7th and 1 point off 5th if they do. We've just got to find a way to win at home.
I hope the fight we showed in the second half tonight carries over into Saturday and that two days rest doesn't affect us adversely. Confidence should be good and two early goals wouldn't be amiss 😁
 

pne_monster

First Team
Just guessing, Reg, but Gally looked to be in the worst shape. Fingers crossed he's ok for weekend but I expect the worst.
Would just be our luck for an injury crisis to hit just as we get within reach of the play offs. Clarke, Potts, Barky, Gallagher, Browne, Storey plus the long terms.
 

BenPearsonIsGod

First Team
Thought Gallagher was awful last night apart from the goal.

I imagine we’ll line up like this on Saturday.

Rudd

Fisher
Storey
Davies
Hughes

Pearson

Nmecha
Potts
Johnson
Barkhuizen/Barker

Maguire
 

norky84

First Team
We're 40/1 to get promoted, I had £10 on it last night. Somehow Brentford are 25/1!? Forest 20/1, Bristol City and Derby 12/1, Villa 9/1, Boro 7/2, West Brom 5/2, Sheff United 4/7, Leeds 1/6 and Norwich 1/10.
 
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