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

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

FA Cup Ball Numbers Known (3/12/16)

With FA Cup second round ties taking place this weekend, the ball numbers for the third round draw of the competition have now been allocated.

Stats: Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United

All the stats from Nottingham Forest (2) vs (1) Newcastle United, City Ground, 2/12/16 Att: 21,317

Nottingham Forest v Newcastle - Team Sheets

Nottingham Forest are at the City Ground with Newcastle the visitors for the latest Championship game.

Forest v Newcastle - Follow Live On Twitter

Nottingham Forest are at the City Ground with Newcastle the visitors today, this will be a 7:45pm kick-off.

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)

Newcastle MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Stojkovic8%
Mills0%
Perquis0%
Mancienne0%
Cash4%
Lansbury8%
Kasami8%
Lam8%
Lichaj36%
Osborn4%
Bendtner4%
Sub - Assombalonga8%
Sub - Carayol4%
Sub - Vellios8%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 18 11 5 2 38 17
3 Reading 18 10 4 4 34 6
4 Birmingham 18 8 7 3 31 5
5 Leeds Utd 18 9 2 7 29 1
6 Huddersfield 18 9 2 7 29 -3
7 Sheff Wed 18 8 4 6 28 0
8 Norwich 18 8 3 7 27 -1
9 Derby County 18 7 5 6 26 3
10 Fulham 18 6 7 5 25 4
11 Aston Villa 18 5 10 3 25 3
12 Preston 18 7 4 7 25 2
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Bristol City 18 7 3 8 24 2
15 Ipswich 18 6 6 6 24 0
16 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
17 Brentford 18 6 4 8 22 3
18 Barnsley 18 6 4 8 22 0
19 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
20 Burton 18 4 7 7 19 -5
21 Blackburn 18 5 4 9 19 -7
22 Wigan 18 4 6 8 18 -4
23 Cardiff 18 5 3 10 18 -12
24 Rotherham 18 1 4 13 7 -25
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)

Dec 11 2016 12:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 14 2016 7:45PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 30 2016 7:45PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.da fuq50
2.Apollyon16
3.Our Kids Dad16
4.forestfaninvegas15
5.orbitalforest14
6.mr ron13
7.Southern red13
8.Calvin Plummer13
9.LyttleByLyttle12
10.ZedRed12
The Vital Football Members League