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 Post subject: the next 5 games
 Post Posted: 09 Oct 2017, 11:59 
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as the last 5 games were so successful let us look at the next 5

Port Vale (A)
Grimsby (H)
Lincoln (H)
Wycombe (A)
Luton (H)

predictions ? I would take anywhere between 7 and 10 points as achievable


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 Post subject: Re: the next 5 games
 Post Posted: 09 Oct 2017, 12:11 
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Port Vale (A)......Relegation side. We should win, but away from home so draw acceptable. Prediction: 3 points.
Grimsby (H).......Home vs team below us in the table. Win the only acceptable result: 3 points.
Lincoln (H).........Home game vs team in and around us. Draw acceptable but we should be winning at home: 3 points.
Wycombe (A)......No shame in losing this one, but would be disappointing not to escape with a draw: 1 point
Luton (H)...........We should not be losing or drawing any games at home in the League. But Luton are tough, so a draw is ok: 1 point.

Total prediction: 11 points.


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 Post subject: Re: the next 5 games
 Post Posted: 09 Oct 2017, 12:58 
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What RCS said. We're playing Our Bitches on a Tuesday night I think, aren't we? Can't imagine they'll bring many on a Tuesday night.


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 Post subject: Re: the next 5 games
 Post Posted: 22 Oct 2017, 08:25 
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After a shocking and pathetic start to the five games we win the third.

Two wins, in the two tough last games would make the points return reasonable. Four points from next two the minimum acceptable level.


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 Post Posted: 22 Oct 2017, 09:30 
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Realistically, drawing the next two games would be an acceptable return, with which most fans would be happy. We can't undo the disappointing first two games.


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 Post subject: Re: the next 5 games
 Post Posted: 22 Oct 2017, 10:07 
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I am looking at the five games as a whole. Yes in isolation draws in the next two games are respectable enough, however in the bigger promotion picture we need to win at least one of them to keep on target.


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 Post subject: Re: the next 5 games
 Post Posted: 28 Oct 2017, 17:02 
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We have the draw. So four points from the first four games. A win vs Luton needed to get the seven points needed to avoid losing too much ground on our promotion rivals.


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 Post Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 08:35 
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While a draw against Luton would be acceptable, a win is more than possible especially following their 0-3 home defeat yesterday and our morale-boosting comeback at Wycombe.


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 Post subject: Re: the next 5 games
 Post Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 09:17 
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Win essential. A draw would leave points from five games, which is relegation form.


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 Post subject: Re: the next 5 games
 Post Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 09:47 
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Think Luton's guy Rea will be missing v Robs with three game suspension possibly?

Still lot can happen in two weeks! Cup success for both teams (or not?!!!), injuries, suspensions. GJ has interesting team selection if all fit. Brian and Wrighty up front together? Room for Pell? Storer? Sellars? Winny back to full back?

Good luck with that Gary!


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 Post Posted: 29 Oct 2017, 09:49 
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Oldun wrote:
Think Luton's guy Rea will be missing v Robs with three game suspension possibly?

Still lot can happen in two weeks! Cup success for both teams (or not?!!!), injuries, suspensions. GJ has interesting team selection if all fit. Brian and Wrighty up front together? Room for Pell? Storer? Sellars? Winny back to full back?

Good luck with that Gary!



.............at long last a good position to be in - makes such a change from the past couple of years!


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 Post subject: Re: the next 5 games
 Post Posted: 12 Nov 2017, 09:33 
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5 points from these 5 games. Not good enough but luckily w have not lost too much ground on the top seven.

Partly due to the exceptional 13 points from the previous 5 games.

So 18 points in the last ten games. Over the course of 46 games that form would secure 83 points. As we are playing effectively a 39 game season, this form would give us 70 points. (Plus any points we picked up during the first seven games before the squad was complete/fit/settled added on top as a bonus). Touch and go for top seven.

If we get a good return of 10 or more from the next five games we will be starting 2018 in a good position.


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 Post subject: Re: the next 5 games
 Post Posted: 13 Nov 2017, 15:29 
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Notts County and Cambridge are tough games, and then FGR. I'm not expecting anything at Notts County, even if they did only draw at Stevenage at the weekend- we're generally terrible, result-wise, away from home and they're top of the tree, but if we are going to mount a challenge on the play-offs we need to start getting points away from home and challenging the top sides at their grounds (other than the possible annual 3-3 at Wycombe).

Cambridge are 12th but have a good squad, so that one is up in the air but would hope for victory at home. And FGR away...nothing but a win will do! 6 points from 9 minimum, hopefully, followed by even more sour grapes from Mark Cooper than Nathan Jones had.

7 or 9 points would be a bonus, but let's hope for all 9, eh.


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 Post subject: Re: the next 5 games
 Post Posted: 13 Nov 2017, 21:54 
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We should go into any home game vs a team not in the top positions expecting to win.


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