Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

The Myth of the Draw.

The Myth of the Draw.

In the good old days of a point for a draw and 2 for a win, a draw was often a decent halfway house result. Nowadays with 3 points for the win, a draw is more likely to mean 2 points lost. That may be obvious to you and me but nobody seems to have explained it to our Colin.

CC`s approach to every game seems to be that we start with the score at 0-0. That means that at ten seconds past three we already have a point in the bag and under no circumstances is CC going to let that point get away. A draw for him is therefore a success. Not surprisingly this attitude has made Forest the league`s draw specialists with 13 draws from 35 games.

So does this mean that 13 draws is 26 points lost rather than 13 points saved? Not really. Look at this way. A better managerial approach would say from the outset "we don`t do draws". Play shit-or-bust football and go flat out for the victory - win or lose and nothing in between. Assuming that a draw means the two teams are more or less equal, theoretically all our drawn matches would then be replaced with 50% wins and 50% losses.

So exchange our 13 draws with 6 crushing defeats and 7 narrow wins and we have 8 more points and we`re pushing for an automatic promotion spot instead of waving one goodbye. Even a "win one, lose one, draw one" sequence is better than 3 draws but it doesn`t seem to cut any ice at the CG.

I reckon it`s all down to the attitude of the manager but I admit that not having a reliable "stick it in the net" striker doesn`t help.


Writer:Cholo
Date:Wednesday March 12 2008
Time: 4:20PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

No Mahoney But Metgod Returns To Nottingham Forest

Mahoney will join a rival bidder. Not, Wolves, Celtic or Middlesbrough, Bournemouth will sign the Blackburn winger. But Metgod has returned as a Nottingham Forest director.

Forest's Brereton & City Ground Boosts

Nottingham Forest have secured Ben Brereton, linked with the likes of Liverpool & Manchester United, whereas the City Ground has been listed as an Asset of Community Value.

FA End Betting Sponsorship

Late yesterday afternoon, the Football Association announced the result of its three month review of their relationship with gambling companies and that association now comes to an end.

Goalscorer Cummings Will Continue To Improve

Fresh from his arrival at Nottingham Forest, Jason Cummings has been praised by former Hibernian teammate, ex-Forest, Norwich and Aston Villa forward too, Grant Holt.

Archived Vital Forest Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
no email
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Ipswich MotM
Suggested By:
Smith19%
Mancienne2%
Worrall1%
Mills1%
Lichaj1%
Vaughan4%
Ward44%
Cohen2%
Osborn1%
Carayol1%
Assombalonga21%
Sub-Clough1%
Sub-Brereton1%
Sub-Cash1%
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Apollyon360
2.Pope John XXIII261
3.Widdow243
4.mao tse tung196
5.da fuq131
6.Ingy124
7.the jock124
8.Jimmy Gordon122
9.Calvin Plummer118
10.orbitalforest115
The Vital Football Members League