Nine Very Difficult Games - Predictions?

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Re: Nine Very Difficult Games - Predictions?

by bcubed » 14 Mar 2019 17:07

CountryRoyal If anyone can be bothered, you can calculate the end of season table by completing remaining fixtures here; https://www.worldfootball.net/table_cal ... mpionship/

1 Norwich City - 96
2 Leeds United - 95
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3 Sheffield United - 88
4 West Bromwich Albion - 84
5 Derby County - 76
6 Aston Villa - 73
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7 Middlesbrough FC - 71
8 Sheffield Wednesday - 68
9 Nottingham Forest - 67
10 Hull City - 66
11 Brentford FC - 65
12 Preston North End - 65
13 Bristol City - 63
14 Swansea City - 63
15 Stoke City - 55
16 Birmingham City - 54
17 Blackburn Rovers - 54
18 Queens Park Rangers - 50
19 Millwall FC - 47
20 Reading FC - 45
21 Wigan Athletic - 41
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22 Rotherham United - 41
23 Bolton Wanderers - 34
24 Ipswich Town - 25


Or you could use the one I posted on page 1. It has the advantage of allowing you to just pick the teams you care about so takes less time.

https://thefishy.co.uk/football-calculator.php

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Re: Nine Very Difficult Games - Predictions?

by CountryRoyal » 14 Mar 2019 17:21

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CountryRoyal If anyone can be bothered, you can calculate the end of season table by completing remaining fixtures here; https://www.worldfootball.net/table_cal ... mpionship/

1 Norwich City - 96
2 Leeds United - 95
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3 Sheffield United - 88
4 West Bromwich Albion - 84
5 Derby County - 76
6 Aston Villa - 73
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7 Middlesbrough FC - 71
8 Sheffield Wednesday - 68
9 Nottingham Forest - 67
10 Hull City - 66
11 Brentford FC - 65
12 Preston North End - 65
13 Bristol City - 63
14 Swansea City - 63
15 Stoke City - 55
16 Birmingham City - 54
17 Blackburn Rovers - 54
18 Queens Park Rangers - 50
19 Millwall FC - 47
20 Reading FC - 45
21 Wigan Athletic - 41
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22 Rotherham United - 41
23 Bolton Wanderers - 34
24 Ipswich Town - 25


Or you could use the one I posted on page 1. It has the advantage of allowing you to just pick the teams you care about so takes less time.

https://thefishy.co.uk/football-calculator.php


Yep, or that! Didn't see that post, disregard! :oops:

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Re: Nine Very Difficult Games - Predictions?

by Lower West » 14 Mar 2019 18:10

Preston at home may decide our season. PNE have won 6 away on the bounce. An awkward side at the best of times. Lose that game and we may be chasing the pack.

April's results will depend on whether we've got enough fit players to field a strong team and have something on the bench as well.

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Re: Nine Very Difficult Games - Predictions?

by windermereROYAL » 14 Mar 2019 18:16

Lower West Preston at home may decide our season. PNE have won 6 away on the bounce. An awkward side at the best of times. Lose that game and we may be chasing the pack.

April's results will depend on whether we've got enough fit players to field a strong team and have something on the bench as well.


Thankfully after Stoke we have a 2 week break to try and get some of our crocks back to somewhere near fitness, with our record I wouldn`t bet on it.
We so badly need some first choice players for this horrendous run-in.

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Re: Nine Very Difficult Games - Predictions?

by Snowflake Royal » 14 Mar 2019 18:54

Platypuss I predicted more bizarre CAPITALISATION spread throughout the TEXT.

:lol: tee hee. Love you Platy.


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Re: Nine Very Difficult Games - Predictions?

by Snowflake Royal » 14 Mar 2019 19:01

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Zip We desperately needed a buffer over the bottom three going into this run of games. We don’t have it. I think we are going down as I don’t see where the wins are coming from.


Why did we need a buffer? Where are Wigan, Rotherham wins coming from? We are all pretty much looking at daunting run ins.

Rotherham only have 2 games against teams in the bottom half, we have 3 as do Wigan.

My biggest concern is we have no win against the top 6 but we have already beaten Bristol City and Preston, who both could end up in there.

If Wigan lose to Bolton, then it brings Bolton back into the survival fight (I think draw). Look at Wigan's run in after Saturday - where does a team on a potentially 8 game run without a win suddenly pick up a win?

We needed to be out of the bottom 3 at this point and we are. We want to stay out of it before the break, baring a Rotherham pulling off a massive shock or us getting stuffed, we should do. It's going to be tight and despite the others apparently having more fight, we are still picking up more points than them of late.

It's going to be tight whatever happens now.

Roughly this time last year Birmingham were coming out of a run of 7 defeats in a row. They turned it around and finished clear...

Not saying Wigan can do that, but we're level pegging after our best run of the season and they're on a bad one. Regression to mean for both means we finish below them.

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Re: Nine Very Difficult Games - Predictions?

by Mid Sussex Royal » 14 Mar 2019 19:47

URZZZZ A bit more long winded but I think it's easier to compare what I think we will get to others in this stage. Assuming Bolton and Ipswich are goners, and I think Millwall will have too much on them,


Don't agree re Millwall, they've been sussed out this season by most sides.

In addition they don't play again Sat and will lose ground and then three of their four games after the break are Leeds, WBA and Sheff U.

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Re: Nine Very Difficult Games - Predictions?

by Zip » 15 Mar 2019 08:25

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Zip We desperately needed a buffer over the bottom three going into this run of games. We don’t have it. I think we are going down as I don’t see where the wins are coming from.


Why did we need a buffer? Where are Wigan, Rotherham wins coming from? We are all pretty much looking at daunting run ins.

Rotherham only have 2 games against teams in the bottom half, we have 3 as do Wigan.

My biggest concern is we have no win against the top 6 but we have already beaten Bristol City and Preston, who both could end up in there.

If Wigan lose to Bolton, then it brings Bolton back into the survival fight (I think draw). Look at Wigan's run in after Saturday - where does a team on a potentially 8 game run without a win suddenly pick up a win?

We needed to be out of the bottom 3 at this point and we are. We want to stay out of it before the break, baring a Rotherham pulling off a massive shock or us getting stuffed, we should do. It's going to be tight and despite the others apparently having more fight, we are still picking up more points than them of late.

It's going to be tight whatever happens now.


Wigan are at home to Bolton tomorrow. We do not have winnable fixtures like this anymore. Win that and they then have Brentford at home and will go into that match with renewed optimism.
Now if they lose to Bolton I will agree with you but for now I see us as the more likely to go down.

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Re: Nine Very Difficult Games - Predictions?

by Stranded » 15 Mar 2019 08:35

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Zip We desperately needed a buffer over the bottom three going into this run of games. We don’t have it. I think we are going down as I don’t see where the wins are coming from.


Why did we need a buffer? Where are Wigan, Rotherham wins coming from? We are all pretty much looking at daunting run ins.

Rotherham only have 2 games against teams in the bottom half, we have 3 as do Wigan.

My biggest concern is we have no win against the top 6 but we have already beaten Bristol City and Preston, who both could end up in there.

If Wigan lose to Bolton, then it brings Bolton back into the survival fight (I think draw). Look at Wigan's run in after Saturday - where does a team on a potentially 8 game run without a win suddenly pick up a win?

We needed to be out of the bottom 3 at this point and we are. We want to stay out of it before the break, baring a Rotherham pulling off a massive shock or us getting stuffed, we should do. It's going to be tight and despite the others apparently having more fight, we are still picking up more points than them of late.

It's going to be tight whatever happens now.


Wigan are at home to Bolton tomorrow. We do not have winnable fixtures like this anymore. Win that and they then have Brentford at home and will go into that match with renewed optimism.
Now if they lose to Bolton I will agree with you but for now I see us as the more likely to go down.


Fair enough - I see Stoke as a winnable game tomorrow - they only have 1 win in 8 (and 2 in last 12) - we are in much better form than them. Our recent away form (4 games) is better than their home form. Their season is over, which could be a blessing or a curse, we shall see.

If we win that, we have a winnable home game v Preston (who are in incredible away form admittedly).

Not saying we won't go down but looking at upcoming fixtures and possibly more importantly form going into them (Wigan no win in 6, Us 3 wins in 6) I think regardless of results tomorrow, I think they are currently the more likely to drop of either of us as we just need to roughly maintain form whilst they must substantially improve it.


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Re: Nine Very Difficult Games - Predictions?

by Royal Bee » 15 Mar 2019 09:28

Stoke City (Away) – Draw – Stoke have been drawing a lot lately
Preston (Home) – Draw – Home advantage may just swing a point for us
Hull City (Away) – Loss – Hull have lost some lately, but against good teams
Norwich (Away) – Loss – Anything else would be a major shock

Brentford (Home) – Loss – They are in good form
Bristol City (Away) – Loss – Another that would be a huge shock!
West Brom (Home) – Draw – Maybe even nick a win. They are not a happy club right now!
Middlesboro (Away) – Loss – Can’t see anything else
Birmingham (Home) – Win – Nice one to finish with, but with hard games preceding it, confidence may be low! If we need a win, I think we will get it!

I think 42 points would just about do it! Anything more will be a bonus!

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Re: Nine Very Difficult Games - Predictions?

by Snowball » 15 Mar 2019 09:33

12 48 Country Royal
12 48 John Smith
11 47 Old Man Andrews
11 47 Jar 95
11 47 Maneki Neko
10 46 Hound
10 46 Snowball
08 44 URZZZ
07 43 Windermere Royal
07 43 Basildon
06 42 Royal Bee
05 41 Snowflake Royal

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Re: Nine Very Difficult Games - Predictions?

by Snowball » 15 Mar 2019 09:38

CountryRoyal If anyone can be bothered, you can calculate the end of season table by completing remaining fixtures here; https://www.worldfootball.net/table_cal ... mpionship/

1 Norwich City - 96
2 Leeds United - 95
--------------------------------------------
3 Sheffield United - 88
4 West Bromwich Albion - 84
5 Derby County - 76
6 Aston Villa - 73
---------------------------------------------
7 Middlesbrough FC - 71
8 Sheffield Wednesday - 68
9 Nottingham Forest - 67
10 Hull City - 66
11 Brentford FC - 65
12 Preston North End - 65
13 Bristol City - 63
14 Swansea City - 63
15 Stoke City - 55
16 Birmingham City - 54
17 Blackburn Rovers - 54
18 Queens Park Rangers - 50
19 Millwall FC - 47
20 Reading FC - 45
21 Wigan Athletic - 41
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22 Rotherham United - 41
23 Bolton Wanderers - 34
24 Ipswich Town - 25



Hi CR


Previously you said 12 points, finishing on48

Which prediction are you sticking with?

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Re: Nine Very Difficult Games - Predictions?

by Snowball » 15 Mar 2019 09:39

12 48 John Smith
11 47 Old Man Andrews
11 47 Jar 95
11 47 Maneki Neko
10 46 Hendo
10 46 Hound
10 46 Snowball
09 45 Country Royal - 2 <<<<<<<
08 44 URZZZ
07 43 Windermere Royal
07 43 Basildon
06 42 Royal Bee
05 41 Snowflake Royal
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Re: Nine Very Difficult Games - Predictions?

by Hendo » 15 Mar 2019 09:50

Snowball Your predictions for our final nine?

Stoke City (Away) - D
PRESTON (H) - D
Hull City (Away) - W
Norwich (Away) - L

Brentford (Home) - D
Bristol City (Away) - W
West Brom (Home) - L
Middlesboro (Away) - L
Birmingham (Home) - D




10 point for me.

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Re: Nine Very Difficult Games - Predictions?

by bcubed » 16 Mar 2019 00:27

Snowball 12 48 Country Royal
12 48 John Smith
11 47 Old Man Andrews
11 47 Jar 95
11 47 Maneki Neko
10 46 Hound
10 46 Snowball
08 44 URZZZ
07 43 Windermere Royal
07 43 Basildon
06 42 Royal Bee
05 41 Snowflake Royal


I also said 41 for what its worth

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Re: Nine Very Difficult Games - Predictions?

by CountryRoyal » 16 Mar 2019 00:35

Snowball Hi CR


Previously you said 12 points, finishing on48

Which prediction are you sticking with?


I'll go with 45.

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Re: Nine Very Difficult Games - Predictions?

by Snowball » 16 Mar 2019 07:35

12 48 John Smith
11 47 Old Man Andrews
11 47 Jar 95
11 47 Maneki Neko
10 46 Hendo
10 46 Hound
10 46 Snowball
09 45 Country Royal - 2 <<<<<<<
08 44 URZZZ
07 43 Windermere Royal
07 43 Basildon
06 42 Royal Bee
05 42 Bcubed
05 41 Snowflake Royal

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Re: Nine Very Difficult Games - Predictions?

by royalp-we » 16 Mar 2019 10:38

Stoke City (Away) Draw
Preston (H) Win
Hull City (Away) Defeat
Norwich (Away) Defeat

Brentford (Home) Draw
Bristol City (Away) Defeat
West Brom (Home) Defeat
Middlesboro (Away) Draw
Birmingham (Home) Win

9pts

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Re: Nine Very Difficult Games - Predictions?

by Snowball » 16 Mar 2019 11:24

12 48 John Smith
11 47 Old Man Andrews
11 47 Jar 95
11 47 Maneki Neko
10 46 Hendo
10 46 Hound
10 46 Snowball
09 45 Country Royal
09 45 Royalp-we
08 44 URZZZ
07 43 Windermere Royal
07 43 Basildon
06 42 Royal Bee
05 42 Bcubed
05 41 Snowflake Royal

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Re: Nine Very Difficult Games - Predictions?

by Westwood52 » 18 Mar 2019 09:30

I have run through the Fishy Calculator about 5 times only putting in the expected results of the bottom six.
Its well known that I am a glass half full type of guy; however I keep on coming up with a result which indicates we will survive. I think I have been very conservative ( by my calculation we will not gain another point on the road)-equally where I have been very unsure of a result I have put in a draw-a lot of these games involve Derby and Forest who are very inconsistent.-also I have not taken into account where teams are assured of at least a top six place; when they play their final games.
However in forecasting survival; which goes against my gut instincts following the Leeds capitulation-our Home form has to be very good from here on in. In my calculation:;

Preston Draw
WBA Defeat
Brentford Win
Brum Win

This means squeaky bum time, for our last game of the season against Brum; a game I believe we will have to win to survive. Knowing the fortitude of our lot we may put in a horror show of a performance.

Incidentally my last forecast on Fishy came in with Norwich promoted and Sheff Utd second ahead of Leeds on goal difference. No doubt Leeds Saturday loss influenced the Fishy forecast.

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