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Next 7 league games

by WestYorksRoyal » 29 Nov 2023 09:12

Tricky league run coming up; the next 5 are against top 10 sides plus Wigan who are looking handy. Before Carlisle, I said 12 points from 8 would represent a sustained impact worthy of more time. It's now 9 from 7. Looking at the fixtures, my guess would be:

Barnsley (H) 7th - D
Oxford (H) 3rd - L
Lincoln (A) 9th - L
Wigan (H) 14th - W
P'Boro (A) 5th - L
Cheltenham (A) - D
Exeter (H) - W

That's actually 8 which would be okay. Think Oxford's change of manager is good timing for us. It's probably the hardest run of games to predict, I feel like we're a bit of a wild card at the moment.

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Re: Next 7 league games

by Stranded » 29 Nov 2023 09:27

Such is the state of the team at the moment, you could make a case for us winning any of those games or losing most of them. I think how we perform in the 2 upcoming cup games may play a part but I do feel there is potential for a decent run coming up and we have competed with and beaten top sides already, so see nothing to fear. I am going with:

Barnsley (H) 7th - D
Oxford (H) 3rd - W
Lincoln (A) 9th - W
Wigan (H) 14th - L
P'Boro (A) 5th - L
Cheltenham (A) - W
Exeter (H) - W

So W 4 D 1 L 2 - 13 points and up to about 19th.

Often when a team breaks a long run of not winning home/away, it is followed by a decent improvement as the weight is lifted, so I think we will pick up a couple of quick wins. As I say though, this is without confidence and we could easily go W 2 D 1 L 4 as well.

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Re: Next 7 league games

by Silver Fox » 29 Nov 2023 09:29

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Re: Next 7 league games

by Snowflake Royal » 29 Nov 2023 09:35

I'm sticking to pre Carlisle prediction.

Beat them, then winless in 5 in the league. Call it 2 draws 3 defeats.

The others are too far ahead with the prospective takeover going on.

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Re: Next 7 league games

by rabidbee » 29 Nov 2023 09:49

WestYorksRoyal Tricky league run coming up; the next 5 are against top 10 sides plus Wigan who are looking handy. Before Carlisle, I said 12 points from 8 would represent a sustained impact worthy of more time. It's now 9 from 7. Looking at the fixtures, my guess would be:

Barnsley (H) 7th - D
Oxford (H) 3rd - L
Lincoln (A) 9th - L
Wigan (H) 14th - W
P'Boro (A) 5th - L
Cheltenham (A) - D
Exeter (H) - W

That's actually 8 which would be okay. Think Oxford's change of manager is good timing for us. It's probably the hardest run of games to predict, I feel like we're a bit of a wild card at the moment.

Without the points deductions, Wigan would be 9th (on goal difference).


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Re: Next 7 league games

by YorkshireRoyal99 » 29 Nov 2023 09:52

Yeah I'm not really sure what to expect from a lot of these games. We could quite easily turn over Barnsley, Oxford and Lincoln for example, but also quite easily lose all 3 as well. I'd like to think that Exeter and Cheltenham are games we should be targeting wins in and that we can pick up another couple from the rest.

I wouldn't like to guess what games we will win, draw or lose although if we can come out of these fixtures with W3 D2 L2 (11 points), then that's an extremely good return. Even W2 D2 L3 isn't a disaster.

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Re: Next 7 league games

by Sutekh » 29 Nov 2023 09:54

If Eastleigh v Reading doesn't produce a winner then the Oxford game will be postponed again.

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Re: Next 7 league games

by Silver Fox » 29 Nov 2023 10:24

What if Oxford v Grimsby doesn't produce a result?

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Re: Next 7 league games

by Stranded » 29 Nov 2023 10:29

Silver Fox What if Oxford v Grimsby doesn't produce a result?


Oxford will be forced to play twice on the same night as we are the only club in the Royal County so can force them to. We also get to pick their team.


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Re: Next 7 league games

by stealthpapes » 29 Nov 2023 12:47

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Silver Fox What if Oxford v Grimsby doesn't produce a result?


Oxford will be forced to play twice on the same night as we are the only club in the Royal County so can force them to. We also get to pick their team.


Nice!

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Re: Next 7 league games

by blythspartan » 29 Nov 2023 13:21

I am going for a fairly optimistic set of results, but suspect IR may well be right.

Barnsley (H) 7th - W
Oxford (H) 3rd - W
Lincoln (A) 9th - D
Wigan (H) 14th - W
P'Boro (A) 5th - L
Cheltenham (A) - W
Exeter (H) - W

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Re: Next 7 league games

by MartinRdg » 29 Nov 2023 13:25

blythspartan I am going for a fairly optimistic set of results, but suspect IR may well be right.

Barnsley (H) 7th - W
Oxford (H) 3rd - W
Lincoln (A) 9th - D
Wigan (H) 14th - W
P'Boro (A) 5th - L
Cheltenham (A) - W
Exeter (H) - W


Fairly optimistic? That's promotion form ;)

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Re: Next 7 league games

by Stranded » 29 Nov 2023 13:25

I think the run will heavily depend on the next league game, if we beat Barnsley then we really may get a good run going, a defeat puts masses of pressure on a local derby (assuming it happens) and could see us slip back again.


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Re: Next 7 league games

by skipper » 29 Nov 2023 21:46

Potentially playing Oxford at the right time.

Their new manager, who is a legend at their club so will get loads of opportunity before they sack him. Has started with a loss and a draw.

Lets hope they keep that form up!!

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Re: Next 7 league games

by Royal_jimmy » 30 Nov 2023 17:44

I don't think we'll lose to Oxford actually. I think they'll come at us and we do well when teams do that. But that's a tough set of games in December. Cheltenham is a must not lose.

8-9 points would be fine

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Re: Next 7 league games

by Royal_jimmy » 30 Nov 2023 17:45

Barnsley (H) 7th - W
Oxford (H) 3rd - D
Lincoln (A) 9th - L
Wigan (H) 14th - L
P'Boro (A) 5th - L
Cheltenham (A) - D
Exeter (H) - W

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