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It's Not Looking Good On Paper

It's Not Looking Good On Paper

I don`t like the way the numbers are stacking up guys and here`s why:

Back in January halfway through the season I figured we needed another 43 points more or less from our remaining 23 games to be in a with a good chance of automatic promotion.

Since then we have so far played 7 games and gained just 9 points. That is a disaster. If we maintain this crap form, we will end up with a season total of only 71 points. Not only would this be way off automatic qualification, but it won`t be even enough to make the playoffs on the basis of the last five seasons when an average of 74 points was needed.

To repeat, for an automatic promotion spot I reckon we need a season total around 84 points. That means we`re looking for another 34 points from our remaining 16 games. In plain English that`s 9 wins, 7 draws and no defeats. Any takers?

So the signs are that it`s the playoffs again but even for that we`ve got to perform a damn sight better in the coming weeks than we are doing at the moment.

Cholo.

Thanks to Cholo for taking time out to write this. If you would like to write an article for the site, then contact. forest@vitalfootball.co.uk. This is your site, so have your say.





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Writer:Cholo
Date:Wednesday February 13 2008
Time: 7:20PM

Comments

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One their day any team can beat any other in FL1, its a close league really, don't think you can really predict like that.
Eddie01
13/02/2008 23:51:00
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Cholo - win 7/8 home games & 3/8 away - pick up 4 draws & this allows 2 defeats - that is just as possible & still gets 34 points? Forests away form has to improve, no doubting that BUT this is the business end of the season & let's hope we play like we understand that! More than ever - it's a numbers game!
Our Kids Dad
14/02/2008 10:15:00
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And you'll still be hoping the likes of us (Swansea) Donny and Carlisle slip up
cyjax
14/02/2008 19:04:00
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