Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Lottery Of The Playoffs

Lottery Of The Playoffs

Although not yet confirmed failure to win at Scunthorpe on Saturday looks to have cemented the fact that we will have to go up via the lottery of the playoffs.

This is a huge disappointment considering the early lead we took in the division. Even more worrying is the fact that promotion this season is bigger than we all realise.

If promotion were not achieved this year it would be fair to say that likes of Tyson and Commons would not be at the club next season. Emerging prospects such as Perch may also seek a move elsewhere.

Where would this leave us? With an average team and very much a league one club. I know this sounds very pessimistic but this is how important I view promotion.

Can it still be achieved? Yes is the simple answer, although some new blood could have been needed. We just need a run of wins, two home wins before Bristol City away is vital.

This leaves me to ask how have Scunthorpe steamed so far ahead, its simple; their big players have delivered. Billy Sharp has been scoring freely while in contrast Tyson`s form since his return from injury has been inconsistent.

The same can be said for Man United with the likes of Ronaldo and Scholes performing well in the premiership while Chelsea`s big stars have been below par and that is why the title will be returning to the north.

On paper we should be in an automatic position and we still might be come May. But if not, the lottery of the playoffs will be here again. We all have bad memories of that night in Bramall Lane and this time round we will be hoping for a different outcome.

However I wouldn`t bet on it. Notoriously the favourites for the playoffs never go on to gain promotion and where would this leave us?

Oh well, at least we have something to play for.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Tuesday March 13 2007
Time: 5:11PM

Comments

0
Indeed, Bramall lane obviously sticks in the memory, and although there isn't a lot of doubt that we are better than, and so can beat the likes of Oldham, Yeovil, Swansea, Tranmere, I don't see it happening. It's automatic or bust this year.
Juán
13/03/2007 21:18:00
0
Juan, how come you are never on the forum?
wemaybefamousagain
14/03/2007 22:09:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Vital View - Championship, 1st-3rd December 2016

Another Newcastle defeat opened the Brighton but Albion could only draw so closed to within a point of the leaders. Cardiff, Wigan and rock bottom Rotherham make up the bottom three.

Montanier On Patience After Newcastle

Head coach Philippe Montanier has praised the Nottingham Forest players for their patience in Friday evening's victory over Newcastle United.

Video - Nottingham Forest 2-1 Newcastle

Nottingham Forest secured a third successive win when we came from a goal down to beat Championship leaders Newcastle 2-1.

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.

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
Stojkovic9%
Mills1%
Perquis1%
Mancienne1%
Cash1%
Lansbury17%
Kasami7%
Lam3%
Lichaj29%
Osborn3%
Bendtner7%
Sub - Assombalonga3%
Sub - Carayol1%
Sub - Vellios17%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

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.Sniffer Dog53
2.da fuq52
3.Apollyon36
4.orbitalforest22
5.ZedRed21
6.radfordinlondon18
7.Calvin Plummer18
8.Our Kids Dad18
9.forestfaninvegas17
10.AdebolaCornflakes16
Write for Vital Football