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Points required ?

Post by 1964white » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:39 am

Ten points from our remaining four games would see us in the premiership next season.

How many points do you think we'll actually require to gain promotion ?

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Wigan (h)
Brentford (a)
Aston Villa (h)
Ipswich (a)

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Forest (h)
Hull (a)
Ipswich (h)
Stoke (a)

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Re: Points required ?

Post by weasel » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:59 am

Impossible to say as we could lose all 4 and go up, equally Sheff Utd could beat Forest, we lose to Wigan and they are back in front. Sheff U certainly look to be a bit jittery but equally they know they have to win so it might help them as they can throw caution to the wind.
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Re: Points required ?

Post by Ratscoot » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:00 am

Leeds

Wigan (h) Win
Brentford (a) Draw
Aston Villa (h) Draw
Ipswich (a) Win

Blunts

Forest (h) Win
Hull (a) Draw
Ipswich (h) Win
Stoke (a) Loose
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So 8 for us and 7 for the Blunts
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Re: Points required ?

Post by YorkshireSquare » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:23 am

The run-ins are fairly similar for all 3 teams at the top. We have the hardest single game in Villa but overall Blades fixtures are possibly slightly trickier.

Sheffield United also have the worst form of the top three. That said, if we get 10 points we go up, no matter what they do.
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Re: Points required ?

Post by Chilli D » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:25 am

I really hope we don't need something from the Ipswich game to achieve promotion.
Our record at Portman Road is not good and yes I know they are already down but they will owe to their fans to try and finish on a high.
Plus I will be there (ticket on it's way) and will be a bag of nerves if we need something.
It would be great if we could seal promotion against Villa in front of all the loyal fans who have continued to support them through some of our darkest days.
I think (hope) we'll beat Wigan but Brentford away worries me. We never do well down there.

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Re: Points required ?

Post by Irish Ian » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:53 am

Don't be surprised if we need the lot.

Blunts have slipped up the last two games in
(drawing with two teams, Millwall who
we struggled to beat and Brums we lost to! )

They have 8 points from their last 5 games while we have 9.
They will be down but if this season tells you anything, hardly out.

I think we go to the final day.
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Re: Points required ?

Post by 1964white » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:01 am

I do think we'll beat Wigan & Ipswich & also think we'll acquire at least a point v Villa which would give us 7 points

Brentford could be sting in the tail for us :

Brentford have the 3rd best home record.
Bees scored 45 goals conceded 23 at home which is comparable to the top six in the championship.
We haven't won at Griffin Park in our last nine visits.
1950 was the last time we won there.
Small pitches doesn't suit our style of play
The Bees run at teams with pace which is a facet of our game we struggle with.
Bees have a prolific goalscorer in Neal Maupay (23 goals), also Benrahma is to Brentford what Pablo is for Leeds, 10 goals & 14 assists from midfield.

So if we get anything at Brentford it would be a bonus !

I would fear going into the final game at Portman Road needing points as nerves & pressure could takes it's toll

The one consolation is the blunts are not playing well or winning on a consistent basis right now, they've had some luck of late & nearly got another slice v Millwall, that luck seems to have deserted them. Now lets see how they cope with important players missing !

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Re: Points required ?

Post by 1964white » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:07 am

Irish Ian wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:53 am
Don't be surprised if we need the lot.

Blunts have slipped up the last two games in
(drawing with two teams, Millwall who
we struggled to beat and Brums we lost to! )

They have 8 points from their last 5 games while we have 9.
They will be down but if this season tells you anything, hardly out.

I think we go to the final day.
Yes it may well go to the wire Ian

I'm certainly not counting my chickens yet in fact I'm as nervous as hell tbh even though we have a three points advantage as the table stands now

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Re: Points required ?

Post by BGwhite » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:11 am

2 wins & 2 draws or 3 wins means SU need to win all 4 which I can't see them doing but they play teams who have nothing to play for really so anything is possible. SU have it the buffers since beating Leeds and badly. Winning against Bristol but eventually losing, winning against Brum and Wall and only drawing . Now they have players injured and suspended to test them further. Leeds are on a good run and looking strong. Leeds have got this as long as they stay calm and play their usual game.

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Re: Points required ?

Post by leedsmad » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:17 am

Leeds

Wigan (h) = win
Brentford (a) = draw
Aston Villa (h) = draw
Ipswich (a) = win

Blunts

Forest (h) = win
Hull (a) = lose
Ipswich (h) = win
Stoke (a) = draw

I wouldn't be surprised if we get a result vs Brentford and I gave the blunts the benefit of the doubt vs Forest but my feeling is a draw.

I feel 6 points will be enough, 88 points will give us Promotion IMO.

Wigan is a must win in terms of a physiological advantage on the blunts.

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Re: Points required ?

Post by 1964white » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:58 am

I would definitely take a draw at Brentford as some are predicting

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Re: Points required ?

Post by Dalton » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:51 pm

Could Norwich manage say 4 points and throw themselves into the mix or are they going to snap out of it?
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Re: Points required ?

Post by gessa » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:09 pm

I can see 6 points being enough, expect the blunts to get 8 from the remaining games.

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Re: Points required ?

Post by mothbanquet » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:21 pm

Without Egan, sharp and Basham I can see the Blunts dropping more points than us. 7 is the magic number I think, maybe 6.

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Re: Points required ?

Post by Villanois » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:45 pm

Villa fan here. Villa are a different side of late, but Leeds remain the best side we've played this season.
Noel Whelan commented that Leeds need to get automatic to avoid Villa in the play offs. For the record we'd like to avoid you in the play offs too please :)
It's always fun for opposition supporters to make fun of a big club getting relegated, Leeds, Villa, Newcastle etc etc. But the truth is been too long for the likes of Leeds to be in the premier league. I for one look forward to you moving on from this 3 point advantage and hope that you finish as champions and for us to win the play offs, obviously.

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Re: Points required ?

Post by BGwhite » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:49 pm

Villanois wrote:Villa fan here. Villa are a different side of late, but Leeds remain the best side we've played this season.
Noel Whelan commented that Leeds need to get automatic to avoid Villa in the play offs. For the record we'd like to avoid you in the play offs too please :)
It's always fun for opposition supporters to make fun of a big club getting relegated, Leeds, Villa, Newcastle etc etc. But the truth is been too long for the likes of Leeds to be in the premier league. I for one look forward to you moving on from this 3 point advantage and hope that you finish as champions and for us to win the play offs, obviously.
Nice comment, it will be a great game at ER by 2 sides who like to play football, I just hope that the occasion doesn't become overwhelming as there maybe a lot riding on it for both sides.

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Re: Points required ?

Post by gessa » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:53 pm

Villanois wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:45 pm
Villa fan here. Villa are a different side of late, but Leeds remain the best side we've played this season.
Noel Whelan commented that Leeds need to get automatic to avoid Villa in the play offs. For the record we'd like to avoid you in the play offs too please :)
It's always fun for opposition supporters to make fun of a big club getting relegated, Leeds, Villa, Newcastle etc etc. But the truth is been too long for the likes of Leeds to be in the premier league. I for one look forward to you moving on from this 3 point advantage and hope that you finish as champions and for us to win the play offs, obviously.

Looking likely you'll be in a 2 legged semi with the baggies, that should be fun.

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Re: Points required ?

Post by Villanois » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:31 pm

gessa wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:53 pm
Looking likely you'll be in a 2 legged semi with the baggies, that should be fun.
The Baggies are a little flustered at the moment. Remind me of us at this stage of the season. We desperately wanted to be good enough to get promoted but deep down we knew there was something lacking. 2 leg play offs are a little less of a lottery, but still there's a lot of pressure.
I'm just also wondering if bristol city finished 6th, whether they have sheffield United's number ?

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Re: Points required ?

Post by Villanois » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:34 pm

BGwhite wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:49 pm
Nice comment, it will be a great game at ER by 2 sides who like to play football, I just hope that the occasion doesn't become overwhelming as there maybe a lot riding on it for both sides.

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Think we're more likely to drop points at ER than at home vs Norwich

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Re: Points required ?

Post by 1964white » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:46 pm

Villanois wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:45 pm
Villa fan here. Villa are a different side of late, but Leeds remain the best side we've played this season.
Noel Whelan commented that Leeds need to get automatic to avoid Villa in the play offs. For the record we'd like to avoid you in the play offs too please :)
It's always fun for opposition supporters to make fun of a big club getting relegated, Leeds, Villa, Newcastle etc etc. But the truth is been too long for the likes of Leeds to be in the premier league. I for one look forward to you moving on from this 3 point advantage and hope that you finish as champions and for us to win the play offs, obviously.
Welcome Villanois :tup:

Villa have been on a great run since Jack Grealish returned to the fore. Good win without Jack in the team, is he injured again or was he rested ?

I fancy us to get at least a point against Villa at ER. I'm more concerned about Brentford at Griffin Park out of our remaining four matches.

Not counting my chickens until it is mathematically impossible for the Blunts to catch us.

Good luck in the play-offs as long as we avoid them

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