Beppe Sannino said it wasn't the right moment to discuss the Championship play-offs after Watford's win against Blackpool

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Beppe Sannino said it was not right moment to discuss the play-offs following the Hornets’ 4-0 win against Blackpool.

Watford breezed past their opponents at Vicarage Road yesterday afternoon thanks to braces from Troy Deeney and Mathias Ranegie.

It is a result which puts Watford seven points off a play-off spot and Sannino, who travelled back to Italy last night to visit his family, said after yesterday’s game: “I fly back to Italy at half past nine. We have two days off now so I am only thinking about my flight, no more than this.

“After 70 days away from my home I will not think about it. When I am back in Watford on Tuesday, then I will think about the future.”

He added: “I don’t think it is the moment to speak about the play-offs. But I keep part of England with me when I go to Italy, my suit is English and lined with yellow and red for Watford, perfect.”

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12:35pm Sun 2 Mar 14

bristol hornet says...

Red in his suit?

There is not much red in the colour this season, and most of our promo seasons have featured red quite prominently.
Red in his suit? There is not much red in the colour this season, and most of our promo seasons have featured red quite prominently. bristol hornet
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12:42pm Sun 2 Mar 14

andyrankin says...

I am the first to be optimistic. But let's not get too carried away, Blackpool were as bad a side as I have seen at the VIC for sometime and I also think that Renagie was good, But I also wouldn't get too carried away on one performance against a terrible side. If we had lost, and Renagie had not been gifted 2 goals, how would you judge his performance then?
I think we can overtake Reading easily but what worries me is how many other teams we have to overtake to get to the play offs.
Wigan are 6th with a game in hand, so if they won that we are looking at 10 points to catch them in 13 games. Tall order.
See you all at Wembley!!
I am the first to be optimistic. But let's not get too carried away, Blackpool were as bad a side as I have seen at the VIC for sometime and I also think that Renagie was good, But I also wouldn't get too carried away on one performance against a terrible side. If we had lost, and Renagie had not been gifted 2 goals, how would you judge his performance then? I think we can overtake Reading easily but what worries me is how many other teams we have to overtake to get to the play offs. Wigan are 6th with a game in hand, so if they won that we are looking at 10 points to catch them in 13 games. Tall order. See you all at Wembley!! andyrankin
  • Score: 2

1:52pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Boosey says...

andyrankin wrote:
I am the first to be optimistic. But let's not get too carried away, Blackpool were as bad a side as I have seen at the VIC for sometime and I also think that Renagie was good, But I also wouldn't get too carried away on one performance against a terrible side. If we had lost, and Renagie had not been gifted 2 goals, how would you judge his performance then?
I think we can overtake Reading easily but what worries me is how many other teams we have to overtake to get to the play offs.
Wigan are 6th with a game in hand, so if they won that we are looking at 10 points to catch them in 13 games. Tall order.
See you all at Wembley!!
I thought Renagie worked hard for his second goal, winning possession from the defender then stayed calm to place the ball in the net.
Also we still have to play Wigan.
On a different note Deeney's second goal was pure class and a good team performance, although said many times already against a very poor side.
[quote][p][bold]andyrankin[/bold] wrote: I am the first to be optimistic. But let's not get too carried away, Blackpool were as bad a side as I have seen at the VIC for sometime and I also think that Renagie was good, But I also wouldn't get too carried away on one performance against a terrible side. If we had lost, and Renagie had not been gifted 2 goals, how would you judge his performance then? I think we can overtake Reading easily but what worries me is how many other teams we have to overtake to get to the play offs. Wigan are 6th with a game in hand, so if they won that we are looking at 10 points to catch them in 13 games. Tall order. See you all at Wembley!![/p][/quote]I thought Renagie worked hard for his second goal, winning possession from the defender then stayed calm to place the ball in the net. Also we still have to play Wigan. On a different note Deeney's second goal was pure class and a good team performance, although said many times already against a very poor side. Boosey
  • Score: 10

2:13pm Sun 2 Mar 14

the jesterwestport says...

It ain't over till it's over......... Mmmmm
It ain't over till it's over......... Mmmmm the jesterwestport
  • Score: -5

2:28pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Stoney77 says...

Boosey wrote:
andyrankin wrote:
I am the first to be optimistic. But let's not get too carried away, Blackpool were as bad a side as I have seen at the VIC for sometime and I also think that Renagie was good, But I also wouldn't get too carried away on one performance against a terrible side. If we had lost, and Renagie had not been gifted 2 goals, how would you judge his performance then?
I think we can overtake Reading easily but what worries me is how many other teams we have to overtake to get to the play offs.
Wigan are 6th with a game in hand, so if they won that we are looking at 10 points to catch them in 13 games. Tall order.
See you all at Wembley!!
I thought Renagie worked hard for his second goal, winning possession from the defender then stayed calm to place the ball in the net.
Also we still have to play Wigan.
On a different note Deeney's second goal was pure class and a good team performance, although said many times already against a very poor side.
The way I see it is that playing Ranegie alongside Deeney really frees up a lot of space for Deeney and as we saw last season, when he is not surrounded by opposition defenders he has the brains and football ability to score a lot of goals. You're right we can't get carried away with yesterday's result, as we need to start performing away. But with the exception of the top 2, everybody beats everybody and teams like Reading and Forest are very inconsistent so a good run and we can make it. Wigan look the likeliest at the moment but maybe they're peaking too soon and their long season will catch up with them.
My ambitions for this season is solidity at the back, an ability to retain possession and control games and a threat going forward with players that will be with us next season. If we can do that then the worst that can happen is narrowly missing out on the play offs but hitting the ground running next season with a settled side and a spine.
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andyrankin[/bold] wrote: I am the first to be optimistic. But let's not get too carried away, Blackpool were as bad a side as I have seen at the VIC for sometime and I also think that Renagie was good, But I also wouldn't get too carried away on one performance against a terrible side. If we had lost, and Renagie had not been gifted 2 goals, how would you judge his performance then? I think we can overtake Reading easily but what worries me is how many other teams we have to overtake to get to the play offs. Wigan are 6th with a game in hand, so if they won that we are looking at 10 points to catch them in 13 games. Tall order. See you all at Wembley!![/p][/quote]I thought Renagie worked hard for his second goal, winning possession from the defender then stayed calm to place the ball in the net. Also we still have to play Wigan. On a different note Deeney's second goal was pure class and a good team performance, although said many times already against a very poor side.[/p][/quote]The way I see it is that playing Ranegie alongside Deeney really frees up a lot of space for Deeney and as we saw last season, when he is not surrounded by opposition defenders he has the brains and football ability to score a lot of goals. You're right we can't get carried away with yesterday's result, as we need to start performing away. But with the exception of the top 2, everybody beats everybody and teams like Reading and Forest are very inconsistent so a good run and we can make it. Wigan look the likeliest at the moment but maybe they're peaking too soon and their long season will catch up with them. My ambitions for this season is solidity at the back, an ability to retain possession and control games and a threat going forward with players that will be with us next season. If we can do that then the worst that can happen is narrowly missing out on the play offs but hitting the ground running next season with a settled side and a spine. Stoney77
  • Score: 28

2:31pm Sun 2 Mar 14

mellow yellow says...

Boosey wrote:
andyrankin wrote:
I am the first to be optimistic. But let's not get too carried away, Blackpool were as bad a side as I have seen at the VIC for sometime and I also think that Renagie was good, But I also wouldn't get too carried away on one performance against a terrible side. If we had lost, and Renagie had not been gifted 2 goals, how would you judge his performance then?
I think we can overtake Reading easily but what worries me is how many other teams we have to overtake to get to the play offs.
Wigan are 6th with a game in hand, so if they won that we are looking at 10 points to catch them in 13 games. Tall order.
See you all at Wembley!!
I thought Renagie worked hard for his second goal, winning possession from the defender then stayed calm to place the ball in the net.
Also we still have to play Wigan.
On a different note Deeney's second goal was pure class and a good team performance, although said many times already against a very poor side.
With the likely exception of Leicester, anyone can beat anyone in this league (look what Bolton did yesterday) and with so many teams gunning for the top six it is not unfeasible that at least two from 4th to 6th are vulnerable til the end of the season. If we can get our away form to even half way near our current home form we are in with a shout, especially with a lot of significant games in the home stretch. It may be a big ask, but it's not impossible.
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andyrankin[/bold] wrote: I am the first to be optimistic. But let's not get too carried away, Blackpool were as bad a side as I have seen at the VIC for sometime and I also think that Renagie was good, But I also wouldn't get too carried away on one performance against a terrible side. If we had lost, and Renagie had not been gifted 2 goals, how would you judge his performance then? I think we can overtake Reading easily but what worries me is how many other teams we have to overtake to get to the play offs. Wigan are 6th with a game in hand, so if they won that we are looking at 10 points to catch them in 13 games. Tall order. See you all at Wembley!![/p][/quote]I thought Renagie worked hard for his second goal, winning possession from the defender then stayed calm to place the ball in the net. Also we still have to play Wigan. On a different note Deeney's second goal was pure class and a good team performance, although said many times already against a very poor side.[/p][/quote]With the likely exception of Leicester, anyone can beat anyone in this league (look what Bolton did yesterday) and with so many teams gunning for the top six it is not unfeasible that at least two from 4th to 6th are vulnerable til the end of the season. If we can get our away form to even half way near our current home form we are in with a shout, especially with a lot of significant games in the home stretch. It may be a big ask, but it's not impossible. mellow yellow
  • Score: 6

2:44pm Sun 2 Mar 14

mellow yellow says...

Stoney77 wrote:
Boosey wrote:
andyrankin wrote:
I am the first to be optimistic. But let's not get too carried away, Blackpool were as bad a side as I have seen at the VIC for sometime and I also think that Renagie was good, But I also wouldn't get too carried away on one performance against a terrible side. If we had lost, and Renagie had not been gifted 2 goals, how would you judge his performance then?
I think we can overtake Reading easily but what worries me is how many other teams we have to overtake to get to the play offs.
Wigan are 6th with a game in hand, so if they won that we are looking at 10 points to catch them in 13 games. Tall order.
See you all at Wembley!!
I thought Renagie worked hard for his second goal, winning possession from the defender then stayed calm to place the ball in the net.
Also we still have to play Wigan.
On a different note Deeney's second goal was pure class and a good team performance, although said many times already against a very poor side.
The way I see it is that playing Ranegie alongside Deeney really frees up a lot of space for Deeney and as we saw last season, when he is not surrounded by opposition defenders he has the brains and football ability to score a lot of goals. You're right we can't get carried away with yesterday's result, as we need to start performing away. But with the exception of the top 2, everybody beats everybody and teams like Reading and Forest are very inconsistent so a good run and we can make it. Wigan look the likeliest at the moment but maybe they're peaking too soon and their long season will catch up with them.
My ambitions for this season is solidity at the back, an ability to retain possession and control games and a threat going forward with players that will be with us next season. If we can do that then the worst that can happen is narrowly missing out on the play offs but hitting the ground running next season with a settled side and a spine.
How about keeping Tozser, and noth bothering with any more loan signings with the exception of maybe two from top 6 prem sides and then marching onwards...?
[quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andyrankin[/bold] wrote: I am the first to be optimistic. But let's not get too carried away, Blackpool were as bad a side as I have seen at the VIC for sometime and I also think that Renagie was good, But I also wouldn't get too carried away on one performance against a terrible side. If we had lost, and Renagie had not been gifted 2 goals, how would you judge his performance then? I think we can overtake Reading easily but what worries me is how many other teams we have to overtake to get to the play offs. Wigan are 6th with a game in hand, so if they won that we are looking at 10 points to catch them in 13 games. Tall order. See you all at Wembley!![/p][/quote]I thought Renagie worked hard for his second goal, winning possession from the defender then stayed calm to place the ball in the net. Also we still have to play Wigan. On a different note Deeney's second goal was pure class and a good team performance, although said many times already against a very poor side.[/p][/quote]The way I see it is that playing Ranegie alongside Deeney really frees up a lot of space for Deeney and as we saw last season, when he is not surrounded by opposition defenders he has the brains and football ability to score a lot of goals. You're right we can't get carried away with yesterday's result, as we need to start performing away. But with the exception of the top 2, everybody beats everybody and teams like Reading and Forest are very inconsistent so a good run and we can make it. Wigan look the likeliest at the moment but maybe they're peaking too soon and their long season will catch up with them. My ambitions for this season is solidity at the back, an ability to retain possession and control games and a threat going forward with players that will be with us next season. If we can do that then the worst that can happen is narrowly missing out on the play offs but hitting the ground running next season with a settled side and a spine.[/p][/quote]How about keeping Tozser, and noth bothering with any more loan signings with the exception of maybe two from top 6 prem sides and then marching onwards...? mellow yellow
  • Score: 8

3:42pm Sun 2 Mar 14

andyhooked says...

“After 70 days away from my home I will not think about it. When I am back in Watford on Tuesday, then I will think about the future.”

He added: “I don’t think it is the moment to speak about the play-offs. But I keep part of England with me when I go to Italy, my suit is English and lined with yellow and red for Watford, perfect.”

Better Beppe a suit lining that is red than a stupid red hat in front of The [Golden} and Red Lion that is featured by he that should not be mentioned. A curious statement though! When I am back in Watford I will think of the future? Suggests to me that he is not the long term solution but thanks for steadying the ship and giving us a glimmer of hope that the end of the season that will not be what they call a dead rubber with nowt to play for.
“After 70 days away from my home I will not think about it. When I am back in Watford on Tuesday, then I will think about the future.” He added: “I don’t think it is the moment to speak about the play-offs. But I keep part of England with me when I go to Italy, my suit is English and lined with yellow and red for Watford, perfect.” Better Beppe a suit lining that is red than a stupid red hat in front of The [Golden} and Red Lion that is featured by he that should not be mentioned. A curious statement though! When I am back in Watford I will think of the future? Suggests to me that he is not the long term solution but thanks for steadying the ship and giving us a glimmer of hope that the end of the season that will not be what they call a dead rubber with nowt to play for. andyhooked
  • Score: -29

4:20pm Sun 2 Mar 14

EltonForever says...

What is Cornetto's view?!

Is he glass half full or glass half empty today!?

COYH
What is Cornetto's view?! Is he glass half full or glass half empty today!? COYH EltonForever
  • Score: -1

4:51pm Sun 2 Mar 14

andyhooked says...

I glass full or a half a glass? is it a pint or continental small glass? Not my favourite choice as a coach but I am warming to him, even though I do not feel that his is a guy to be with us for 4 seasons and bring us success. We have a mixture of on paper easier games and some tough games. My guess is around about 8th place but still a good recovery from what could have been worse.
I glass full or a half a glass? is it a pint or continental small glass? Not my favourite choice as a coach but I am warming to him, even though I do not feel that his is a guy to be with us for 4 seasons and bring us success. We have a mixture of on paper easier games and some tough games. My guess is around about 8th place but still a good recovery from what could have been worse. andyhooked
  • Score: 2

4:52pm Sun 2 Mar 14

FelixTheHorn says...

Stoney77 wrote:
Boosey wrote:
andyrankin wrote:
I am the first to be optimistic. But let's not get too carried away, Blackpool were as bad a side as I have seen at the VIC for sometime and I also think that Renagie was good, But I also wouldn't get too carried away on one performance against a terrible side. If we had lost, and Renagie had not been gifted 2 goals, how would you judge his performance then?
I think we can overtake Reading easily but what worries me is how many other teams we have to overtake to get to the play offs.
Wigan are 6th with a game in hand, so if they won that we are looking at 10 points to catch them in 13 games. Tall order.
See you all at Wembley!!
I thought Renagie worked hard for his second goal, winning possession from the defender then stayed calm to place the ball in the net.
Also we still have to play Wigan.
On a different note Deeney's second goal was pure class and a good team performance, although said many times already against a very poor side.
The way I see it is that playing Ranegie alongside Deeney really frees up a lot of space for Deeney and as we saw last season, when he is not surrounded by opposition defenders he has the brains and football ability to score a lot of goals. You're right we can't get carried away with yesterday's result, as we need to start performing away. But with the exception of the top 2, everybody beats everybody and teams like Reading and Forest are very inconsistent so a good run and we can make it. Wigan look the likeliest at the moment but maybe they're peaking too soon and their long season will catch up with them.
My ambitions for this season is solidity at the back, an ability to retain possession and control games and a threat going forward with players that will be with us next season. If we can do that then the worst that can happen is narrowly missing out on the play offs but hitting the ground running next season with a settled side and a spine.
Totally agree re the space Ranegie made for Deeney and the positive impact. Troy can be effective at this level but he can't lead.
The confidence that Toszer and Ran the Man brought with them seemed to be infectious.
It'll be interesting to see how it goes against less insipid sides than Blackpool.
COYH!
[quote][p][bold]Stoney77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andyrankin[/bold] wrote: I am the first to be optimistic. But let's not get too carried away, Blackpool were as bad a side as I have seen at the VIC for sometime and I also think that Renagie was good, But I also wouldn't get too carried away on one performance against a terrible side. If we had lost, and Renagie had not been gifted 2 goals, how would you judge his performance then? I think we can overtake Reading easily but what worries me is how many other teams we have to overtake to get to the play offs. Wigan are 6th with a game in hand, so if they won that we are looking at 10 points to catch them in 13 games. Tall order. See you all at Wembley!![/p][/quote]I thought Renagie worked hard for his second goal, winning possession from the defender then stayed calm to place the ball in the net. Also we still have to play Wigan. On a different note Deeney's second goal was pure class and a good team performance, although said many times already against a very poor side.[/p][/quote]The way I see it is that playing Ranegie alongside Deeney really frees up a lot of space for Deeney and as we saw last season, when he is not surrounded by opposition defenders he has the brains and football ability to score a lot of goals. You're right we can't get carried away with yesterday's result, as we need to start performing away. But with the exception of the top 2, everybody beats everybody and teams like Reading and Forest are very inconsistent so a good run and we can make it. Wigan look the likeliest at the moment but maybe they're peaking too soon and their long season will catch up with them. My ambitions for this season is solidity at the back, an ability to retain possession and control games and a threat going forward with players that will be with us next season. If we can do that then the worst that can happen is narrowly missing out on the play offs but hitting the ground running next season with a settled side and a spine.[/p][/quote]Totally agree re the space Ranegie made for Deeney and the positive impact. Troy can be effective at this level but he can't lead. The confidence that Toszer and Ran the Man brought with them seemed to be infectious. It'll be interesting to see how it goes against less insipid sides than Blackpool. COYH! FelixTheHorn
  • Score: 4

5:51pm Sun 2 Mar 14

the jesterwestport says...

Forgot that the Charlton game being rearranged means extra rest for our internationals.... They always seem to come back knackered.. Maybe just maybe.. Fingers and all crossed!!
Forgot that the Charlton game being rearranged means extra rest for our internationals.... They always seem to come back knackered.. Maybe just maybe.. Fingers and all crossed!! the jesterwestport
  • Score: 7

6:43pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Andrew1963 says...

Our last five games will be a difficult run in, so if we did squeeze into 6th spot I would fancy our chances, but it ain't going to happen!
Our last five games will be a difficult run in, so if we did squeeze into 6th spot I would fancy our chances, but it ain't going to happen! Andrew1963
  • Score: -6

7:34pm Sun 2 Mar 14

watford1881 says...

bristol hornet wrote:
Red in his suit?

There is not much red in the colour this season, and most of our promo seasons have featured red quite prominently.
Your quite right Watford have only ever gained promotion to the top flight when the home shorts have been red.. Bring back the red shorts....
[quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: Red in his suit? There is not much red in the colour this season, and most of our promo seasons have featured red quite prominently.[/p][/quote]Your quite right Watford have only ever gained promotion to the top flight when the home shorts have been red.. Bring back the red shorts.... watford1881
  • Score: -1

8:46pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Hampshire hornet17 says...

Show
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Doncaster v Watford Tue 11 Mar 19:45
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Watford v Barnsley Sat 15 Mar 15:00
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How many points up for grabs here? I came up with 23. Is that enough?
Show Championship Doncaster v Watford Tue 11 Mar 19:45 Show Championship Watford v Barnsley Sat 15 Mar 15:00 Show Championship Wigan v Watford Sat 22 Mar 15:00 Show Championship Watford v Blackburn Tue 25 Mar 19:45 Show Championship Sheff Wed v Watford Sat 29 Mar 15:00 April 2014 Show last 5 matches and coverage Competition Fixture Date Kick-o ff Status Show Championship Watford v Burnley Sat 5 Apr 15:00 Show Championship Watford v Leeds Tue 8 Apr 19:45 Show Championship Millwall v Watford Sat 12 Apr 15:00 Show Championship Watford v Ipswich Sat 19 Apr 15:00 Show Championship QPR v Watford Mon 21 Apr 15:00 Show Championship Derby v Watford Sat 26 Apr 15:00 Show Championship Charlton v Watford Tue 29 Apr 19:45 May 2014 Show last 5 matches and coverage Competition Fixture Date Kick-o ff Status Show Championship Watford v Huddersfield Sat 3 May 12:15 How many points up for grabs here? I came up with 23. Is that enough? Hampshire hornet17
  • Score: 0

8:58pm Sun 2 Mar 14

SuperHorns says...

I cant see us losing any of them ;)
I cant see us losing any of them ;) SuperHorns
  • Score: 2

9:59pm Sun 2 Mar 14

andyandyandy says...

Play offs shmay offs. Get real, blew that chance along time ago. Unfortunately we are no where near it. Blackpool were awful. If we were any good we would have scored eight. Reality check!
Play offs shmay offs. Get real, blew that chance along time ago. Unfortunately we are no where near it. Blackpool were awful. If we were any good we would have scored eight. Reality check! andyandyandy
  • Score: -8

11:02pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Goldenboy1960 says...

andyhooked wrote:
“After 70 days away from my home I will not think about it. When I am back in Watford on Tuesday, then I will think about the future.”

He added: “I don’t think it is the moment to speak about the play-offs. But I keep part of England with me when I go to Italy, my suit is English and lined with yellow and red for Watford, perfect.”

Better Beppe a suit lining that is red than a stupid red hat in front of The
He HAS also got a private life and will want to spend time with his family in Italy too you know. I am sure that is what he means. He has two days off, do you think of work when you have two days off?

I VERY MUCH DOUBT IT. Why is it curious? Do remember he may not phrase it the way we would with the language difference. If you spoke Italian I guess you would phrase things incorrectly too.
[quote][p][bold]andyhooked[/bold] wrote: “After 70 days away from my home I will not think about it. When I am back in Watford on Tuesday, then I will think about the future.” He added: “I don’t think it is the moment to speak about the play-offs. But I keep part of England with me when I go to Italy, my suit is English and lined with yellow and red for Watford, perfect.” Better Beppe a suit lining that is red than a stupid red hat in front of The [Golden} and Red Lion that is featured by he that should not be mentioned. A curious statement though! When I am back in Watford I will think of the future? Suggests to me that he is not the long term solution but thanks for steadying the ship and giving us a glimmer of hope that the end of the season that will not be what they call a dead rubber with nowt to play for.[/p][/quote]He HAS also got a private life and will want to spend time with his family in Italy too you know. I am sure that is what he means. He has two days off, do you think of work when you have two days off? I VERY MUCH DOUBT IT. Why is it curious? Do remember he may not phrase it the way we would with the language difference. If you spoke Italian I guess you would phrase things incorrectly too. Goldenboy1960
  • Score: 8

11:23pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Hornet Cornet says...

EltonForever wrote:
What is Cornetto's view?!

Is he glass half full or glass half empty today!?

COYH
Elton darling.


My view is this. We won't make the play offs and we won't get relegated.

I am neither half full nor empty. I am sort of very full actually after a huge roast dinner.

Cornetto.
[quote][p][bold]EltonForever[/bold] wrote: What is Cornetto's view?! Is he glass half full or glass half empty today!? COYH[/p][/quote]Elton darling. My view is this. We won't make the play offs and we won't get relegated. I am neither half full nor empty. I am sort of very full actually after a huge roast dinner. Cornetto. Hornet Cornet
  • Score: -2

12:34am Mon 3 Mar 14

Roger Joslyn says...

We need about 30 points from 13 games the way I see it. Try as I have I can't get more than 22 out of the remaining fixtures TBH. Being realistic, don't think we'll do it but perhaps the players do and will.
We need about 30 points from 13 games the way I see it. Try as I have I can't get more than 22 out of the remaining fixtures TBH. Being realistic, don't think we'll do it but perhaps the players do and will. Roger Joslyn
  • Score: 2

12:58am Mon 3 Mar 14

Henry VIII says...

Mathematically it is obviously possible, but at this time, in this league we are still not absolutely safe. The unfortunate long string of poor results under GFZ have probably ended those aspirations, but if we won a few more in the next few weeks, who knows? The satisfaction for me is that at last over the past few weeks we at least look like a decent Championship side. We may not have the flair of last season, and Blackpool were poor, but at least we are half decent. Under Beppe we have not won away, something that was so evident last year. For me it is mid-to-upper table, no shame in that. Just one question, why do the TV networks hate to cover our games so much......?
Mathematically it is obviously possible, but at this time, in this league we are still not absolutely safe. The unfortunate long string of poor results under GFZ have probably ended those aspirations, but if we won a few more in the next few weeks, who knows? The satisfaction for me is that at last over the past few weeks we at least look like a decent Championship side. We may not have the flair of last season, and Blackpool were poor, but at least we are half decent. Under Beppe we have not won away, something that was so evident last year. For me it is mid-to-upper table, no shame in that. Just one question, why do the TV networks hate to cover our games so much......? Henry VIII
  • Score: 5

6:45am Mon 3 Mar 14

mellow yellow says...

Henry VIII wrote:
Mathematically it is obviously possible, but at this time, in this league we are still not absolutely safe. The unfortunate long string of poor results under GFZ have probably ended those aspirations, but if we won a few more in the next few weeks, who knows? The satisfaction for me is that at last over the past few weeks we at least look like a decent Championship side. We may not have the flair of last season, and Blackpool were poor, but at least we are half decent. Under Beppe we have not won away, something that was so evident last year. For me it is mid-to-upper table, no shame in that. Just one question, why do the TV networks hate to cover our games so much......?
If you ran a TV network would YOU have chosen to cover many of our games this season?! ;)
[quote][p][bold]Henry VIII[/bold] wrote: Mathematically it is obviously possible, but at this time, in this league we are still not absolutely safe. The unfortunate long string of poor results under GFZ have probably ended those aspirations, but if we won a few more in the next few weeks, who knows? The satisfaction for me is that at last over the past few weeks we at least look like a decent Championship side. We may not have the flair of last season, and Blackpool were poor, but at least we are half decent. Under Beppe we have not won away, something that was so evident last year. For me it is mid-to-upper table, no shame in that. Just one question, why do the TV networks hate to cover our games so much......?[/p][/quote]If you ran a TV network would YOU have chosen to cover many of our games this season?! ;) mellow yellow
  • Score: 5

8:46am Mon 3 Mar 14

Harry's Bar says...

mellow yellow wrote:
Henry VIII wrote:
Mathematically it is obviously possible, but at this time, in this league we are still not absolutely safe. The unfortunate long string of poor results under GFZ have probably ended those aspirations, but if we won a few more in the next few weeks, who knows? The satisfaction for me is that at last over the past few weeks we at least look like a decent Championship side. We may not have the flair of last season, and Blackpool were poor, but at least we are half decent. Under Beppe we have not won away, something that was so evident last year. For me it is mid-to-upper table, no shame in that. Just one question, why do the TV networks hate to cover our games so much......?
If you ran a TV network would YOU have chosen to cover many of our games this season?! ;)
We haven't done very well in televised games recently. Watching the Forest away game was like a trip to the dentist. We should have won that match, I don't think they're very good at all. I have a feeling Forest will drop out of the top six at the end leaving Wigan and one other in the play off's with probably QPR and Derby.
[quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Henry VIII[/bold] wrote: Mathematically it is obviously possible, but at this time, in this league we are still not absolutely safe. The unfortunate long string of poor results under GFZ have probably ended those aspirations, but if we won a few more in the next few weeks, who knows? The satisfaction for me is that at last over the past few weeks we at least look like a decent Championship side. We may not have the flair of last season, and Blackpool were poor, but at least we are half decent. Under Beppe we have not won away, something that was so evident last year. For me it is mid-to-upper table, no shame in that. Just one question, why do the TV networks hate to cover our games so much......?[/p][/quote]If you ran a TV network would YOU have chosen to cover many of our games this season?! ;)[/p][/quote]We haven't done very well in televised games recently. Watching the Forest away game was like a trip to the dentist. We should have won that match, I don't think they're very good at all. I have a feeling Forest will drop out of the top six at the end leaving Wigan and one other in the play off's with probably QPR and Derby. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 5

9:17am Mon 3 Mar 14

mellow yellow says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
mellow yellow wrote:
Henry VIII wrote:
Mathematically it is obviously possible, but at this time, in this league we are still not absolutely safe. The unfortunate long string of poor results under GFZ have probably ended those aspirations, but if we won a few more in the next few weeks, who knows? The satisfaction for me is that at last over the past few weeks we at least look like a decent Championship side. We may not have the flair of last season, and Blackpool were poor, but at least we are half decent. Under Beppe we have not won away, something that was so evident last year. For me it is mid-to-upper table, no shame in that. Just one question, why do the TV networks hate to cover our games so much......?
If you ran a TV network would YOU have chosen to cover many of our games this season?! ;)
We haven't done very well in televised games recently. Watching the Forest away game was like a trip to the dentist. We should have won that match, I don't think they're very good at all. I have a feeling Forest will drop out of the top six at the end leaving Wigan and one other in the play off's with probably QPR and Derby.
Derby yes. Wigan yes. But my hunch is that QPR and Forest will tail off. The question is how dramatically and whether they can be caught, but the former have, I think, only taken 2 points from the last 15 available, and are without Austin.
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mellow yellow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Henry VIII[/bold] wrote: Mathematically it is obviously possible, but at this time, in this league we are still not absolutely safe. The unfortunate long string of poor results under GFZ have probably ended those aspirations, but if we won a few more in the next few weeks, who knows? The satisfaction for me is that at last over the past few weeks we at least look like a decent Championship side. We may not have the flair of last season, and Blackpool were poor, but at least we are half decent. Under Beppe we have not won away, something that was so evident last year. For me it is mid-to-upper table, no shame in that. Just one question, why do the TV networks hate to cover our games so much......?[/p][/quote]If you ran a TV network would YOU have chosen to cover many of our games this season?! ;)[/p][/quote]We haven't done very well in televised games recently. Watching the Forest away game was like a trip to the dentist. We should have won that match, I don't think they're very good at all. I have a feeling Forest will drop out of the top six at the end leaving Wigan and one other in the play off's with probably QPR and Derby.[/p][/quote]Derby yes. Wigan yes. But my hunch is that QPR and Forest will tail off. The question is how dramatically and whether they can be caught, but the former have, I think, only taken 2 points from the last 15 available, and are without Austin. mellow yellow
  • Score: 2

9:36am Mon 3 Mar 14

JohnnyBarnes says...

Watford Watford Watford.

I go to Bolton full of hope for the play-offs... in fact, unwavering in my belief that we would hit the top six!
Then I witness the worst performance I've ever seen from a Watford team and think I can relax until the end of the season, with no chance of going up or down
and then you hit Blackpool for four

We're like England - you lose hope and then they draw you back in!!

May have said more about Blackpool on Saturday than it did about it, but alternatively: sometimes sides put in a performance so utterly woeful - and so out of context with their ability and potential - that it gives them the kick up the ar$e they need to put a run together. I remember Norwich losing 7-1 on the first game of the season in the Championship before they went on to win the league!

So now I've gone from thinking we'll finish 12th and then hit the ground running next season to 'we're gonna win all of our remaining games and then smash QPR 5-0 in the Play-Off Final'

The consistent mood of the football fan...
Watford Watford Watford. I go to Bolton full of hope for the play-offs... in fact, unwavering in my belief that we would hit the top six! Then I witness the worst performance I've ever seen from a Watford team and think I can relax until the end of the season, with no chance of going up or down and then you hit Blackpool for four We're like England - you lose hope and then they draw you back in!! May have said more about Blackpool on Saturday than it did about it, but alternatively: sometimes sides put in a performance so utterly woeful - and so out of context with their ability and potential - that it gives them the kick up the ar$e they need to put a run together. I remember Norwich losing 7-1 on the first game of the season in the Championship before they went on to win the league! So now I've gone from thinking we'll finish 12th and then hit the ground running next season to 'we're gonna win all of our remaining games and then smash QPR 5-0 in the Play-Off Final' The consistent mood of the football fan... JohnnyBarnes
  • Score: 7

12:23pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Oracledave says...

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How many points up for grabs here? I came up with 23. Is that enough?
Never easy to predict the actual 6th place total. Last season - 68, the one before 75. On average seems to be about 72. Taking this as the measure we need 27 points from the remaining 13 games, say 8 wins, 3 draws, 2 defeats.
Not impossible but tough and will need away wins - including almost certainly Wigan.
[quote][p][bold]Hampshire hornet17[/bold] wrote: Show Championship Doncaster v Watford Tue 11 Mar 19:45 Show Championship Watford v Barnsley Sat 15 Mar 15:00 Show Championship Wigan v Watford Sat 22 Mar 15:00 Show Championship Watford v Blackburn Tue 25 Mar 19:45 Show Championship Sheff Wed v Watford Sat 29 Mar 15:00 April 2014 Show last 5 matches and coverage Competition Fixture Date Kick-o ff Status Show Championship Watford v Burnley Sat 5 Apr 15:00 Show Championship Watford v Leeds Tue 8 Apr 19:45 Show Championship Millwall v Watford Sat 12 Apr 15:00 Show Championship Watford v Ipswich Sat 19 Apr 15:00 Show Championship QPR v Watford Mon 21 Apr 15:00 Show Championship Derby v Watford Sat 26 Apr 15:00 Show Championship Charlton v Watford Tue 29 Apr 19:45 May 2014 Show last 5 matches and coverage Competition Fixture Date Kick-o ff Status Show Championship Watford v Huddersfield Sat 3 May 12:15 How many points up for grabs here? I came up with 23. Is that enough?[/p][/quote]Never easy to predict the actual 6th place total. Last season - 68, the one before 75. On average seems to be about 72. Taking this as the measure we need 27 points from the remaining 13 games, say 8 wins, 3 draws, 2 defeats. Not impossible but tough and will need away wins - including almost certainly Wigan. Oracledave
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12:29pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Boosey says...

Hampshire hornet17 wrote:
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I give us 27 at least
[quote][p][bold]Hampshire hornet17[/bold] wrote: Show Championship Doncaster v Watford Tue 11 Mar 19:45 Show Championship Watford v Barnsley Sat 15 Mar 15:00 Show Championship Wigan v Watford Sat 22 Mar 15:00 Show Championship Watford v Blackburn Tue 25 Mar 19:45 Show Championship Sheff Wed v Watford Sat 29 Mar 15:00 April 2014 Show last 5 matches and coverage Competition Fixture Date Kick-o ff Status Show Championship Watford v Burnley Sat 5 Apr 15:00 Show Championship Watford v Leeds Tue 8 Apr 19:45 Show Championship Millwall v Watford Sat 12 Apr 15:00 Show Championship Watford v Ipswich Sat 19 Apr 15:00 Show Championship QPR v Watford Mon 21 Apr 15:00 Show Championship Derby v Watford Sat 26 Apr 15:00 Show Championship Charlton v Watford Tue 29 Apr 19:45 May 2014 Show last 5 matches and coverage Competition Fixture Date Kick-o ff Status Show Championship Watford v Huddersfield Sat 3 May 12:15 How many points up for grabs here? I came up with 23. Is that enough?[/p][/quote]I give us 27 at least Boosey
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12:59pm Mon 3 Mar 14

1234566789 says...

Boosey wrote:
Hampshire hornet17 wrote:
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How many points up for grabs here? I came up with 23. Is that enough?
I give us 27 at least
I also got to 27 - that would make it very close....... That I guess is the one benefit of having more teams in the chase, surely they have to take points off each other:

Brighton v Reading
Blackburn v Burnley
Brighton v QPR
Leeds v Reading
Ipswich v Wigan
Reading v Derby
Derby v Forest
Brighton v Ipswich
Wigan v Watford
Ipswich v Derby
QPR v Wigan
Blackburn v Brighton
Wigan v Leicester
Wigan v Leeds
Blackburn v QPR
Leicester v Brighton
Watford v Leeds
QPR v Forest
Reading v Leicester
Leicester v QPR
Watford v Ipswich
Wigan v Reading
Burnley v Wigan
QPR v Watford
Leeds v Forest
Derby v Watford
Blackburn v Wigan
Leeds v Derby
Forest v Brighton
Reading v Burnley

There are a lot of points that must be dropped, without even mentioning the inevitable slip ups along the way
[quote][p][bold]Boosey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hampshire hornet17[/bold] wrote: Show Championship Doncaster v Watford Tue 11 Mar 19:45 Show Championship Watford v Barnsley Sat 15 Mar 15:00 Show Championship Wigan v Watford Sat 22 Mar 15:00 Show Championship Watford v Blackburn Tue 25 Mar 19:45 Show Championship Sheff Wed v Watford Sat 29 Mar 15:00 April 2014 Show last 5 matches and coverage Competition Fixture Date Kick-o ff Status Show Championship Watford v Burnley Sat 5 Apr 15:00 Show Championship Watford v Leeds Tue 8 Apr 19:45 Show Championship Millwall v Watford Sat 12 Apr 15:00 Show Championship Watford v Ipswich Sat 19 Apr 15:00 Show Championship QPR v Watford Mon 21 Apr 15:00 Show Championship Derby v Watford Sat 26 Apr 15:00 Show Championship Charlton v Watford Tue 29 Apr 19:45 May 2014 Show last 5 matches and coverage Competition Fixture Date Kick-o ff Status Show Championship Watford v Huddersfield Sat 3 May 12:15 How many points up for grabs here? I came up with 23. Is that enough?[/p][/quote]I give us 27 at least[/p][/quote]I also got to 27 - that would make it very close....... That I guess is the one benefit of having more teams in the chase, surely they have to take points off each other: Brighton v Reading Blackburn v Burnley Brighton v QPR Leeds v Reading Ipswich v Wigan Reading v Derby Derby v Forest Brighton v Ipswich Wigan v Watford Ipswich v Derby QPR v Wigan Blackburn v Brighton Wigan v Leicester Wigan v Leeds Blackburn v QPR Leicester v Brighton Watford v Leeds QPR v Forest Reading v Leicester Leicester v QPR Watford v Ipswich Wigan v Reading Burnley v Wigan QPR v Watford Leeds v Forest Derby v Watford Blackburn v Wigan Leeds v Derby Forest v Brighton Reading v Burnley There are a lot of points that must be dropped, without even mentioning the inevitable slip ups along the way 1234566789
  • Score: 3

1:13pm Mon 3 Mar 14

D.unstable says...

One win and all of a sudden the pressure is piled back on. Let's work on the assumption that we blew any chances some time back and this was further reinforced by dropping a possible 5 points in our previous 2 games (which had we taken another 3 of them I might too be getting a little excited).

Let's just take it game by game and see where we end up, however we need to put together one hell of a run to get in there.

We need to start putting 3 or 4 winds together on the bounce rather than draws away from home.

COYH
One win and all of a sudden the pressure is piled back on. Let's work on the assumption that we blew any chances some time back and this was further reinforced by dropping a possible 5 points in our previous 2 games (which had we taken another 3 of them I might too be getting a little excited). Let's just take it game by game and see where we end up, however we need to put together one hell of a run to get in there. We need to start putting 3 or 4 winds together on the bounce rather than draws away from home. COYH D.unstable
  • Score: 6

1:14pm Mon 3 Mar 14

D.unstable says...

D.unstable wrote:
One win and all of a sudden the pressure is piled back on. Let's work on the assumption that we blew any chances some time back and this was further reinforced by dropping a possible 5 points in our previous 2 games (which had we taken another 3 of them I might too be getting a little excited). Let's just take it game by game and see where we end up, however we need to put together one hell of a run to get in there. We need to start putting 3 or 4 winds together on the bounce rather than draws away from home. COYH
Whilst wind is good I meant win obviously.
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: One win and all of a sudden the pressure is piled back on. Let's work on the assumption that we blew any chances some time back and this was further reinforced by dropping a possible 5 points in our previous 2 games (which had we taken another 3 of them I might too be getting a little excited). Let's just take it game by game and see where we end up, however we need to put together one hell of a run to get in there. We need to start putting 3 or 4 winds together on the bounce rather than draws away from home. COYH[/p][/quote]Whilst wind is good I meant win obviously. D.unstable
  • Score: 5

1:40pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Harry's Bar says...

D.unstable wrote:
One win and all of a sudden the pressure is piled back on. Let's work on the assumption that we blew any chances some time back and this was further reinforced by dropping a possible 5 points in our previous 2 games (which had we taken another 3 of them I might too be getting a little excited).

Let's just take it game by game and see where we end up, however we need to put together one hell of a run to get in there.

We need to start putting 3 or 4 winds together on the bounce rather than draws away from home.

COYH
Problem is we aren't a side that's going to string 4 or 5 wins together, not at the moment, our away form needs to improve first. On the basis that we aren't going down and have little to lose why not go on the offensive at Doncaster. Don't think it's in Saninno's nature to do that but winning at home and drawing away won't be enough.
[quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: One win and all of a sudden the pressure is piled back on. Let's work on the assumption that we blew any chances some time back and this was further reinforced by dropping a possible 5 points in our previous 2 games (which had we taken another 3 of them I might too be getting a little excited). Let's just take it game by game and see where we end up, however we need to put together one hell of a run to get in there. We need to start putting 3 or 4 winds together on the bounce rather than draws away from home. COYH[/p][/quote]Problem is we aren't a side that's going to string 4 or 5 wins together, not at the moment, our away form needs to improve first. On the basis that we aren't going down and have little to lose why not go on the offensive at Doncaster. Don't think it's in Saninno's nature to do that but winning at home and drawing away won't be enough. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 5

4:14pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Kismet110 says...

Strangely pretty much all of our remaining fixtures are either against teams floundering in the bottom 6 or teams gunning for promotion; there isn't a single game against a 'safe' team who have nothing at all to play for - maybe we are that team?

Forest have drawn one and lost 3 of their last four games conceding 11 goals in the process.

QPR have picked up 2 points from the last 15 and goals have dried up.

Reading lost at home to Wednesday last week and only just scraped a flukey draw at home vs 8 man Yeovil.

Middlesborough haven't scored in 7 games

Ipswich have lost their talismanic top scorer for the season.

Both Brighton & Leeds are inconsistent (bit like us).

The two consistently good teams are Leicester and Burnley, the one team approaching that level of consistency (at the wrong time for us) is Wigan who have won 5 straight and have a game in hand.

What am I saying here? Just that there is a lot to play for however it does hinge big time on not only continuing our excellent home run but improving our away results a little (turn those draws into the odd win) and hoping some of the faltering teams keep on faltering.

I really hope GS can convince these players it's in their hands and we go for it. Worst case we miss out which is deflating when put against pre-season expectations but very encouraging considering what state we were in only a few weeks ago!
Strangely pretty much all of our remaining fixtures are either against teams floundering in the bottom 6 or teams gunning for promotion; there isn't a single game against a 'safe' team who have nothing at all to play for - maybe we are that team? Forest have drawn one and lost 3 of their last four games conceding 11 goals in the process. QPR have picked up 2 points from the last 15 and goals have dried up. Reading lost at home to Wednesday last week and only just scraped a flukey draw at home vs 8 man Yeovil. Middlesborough haven't scored in 7 games Ipswich have lost their talismanic top scorer for the season. Both Brighton & Leeds are inconsistent (bit like us). The two consistently good teams are Leicester and Burnley, the one team approaching that level of consistency (at the wrong time for us) is Wigan who have won 5 straight and have a game in hand. What am I saying here? Just that there is a lot to play for however it does hinge big time on not only continuing our excellent home run but improving our away results a little (turn those draws into the odd win) and hoping some of the faltering teams keep on faltering. I really hope GS can convince these players it's in their hands and we go for it. Worst case we miss out which is deflating when put against pre-season expectations but very encouraging considering what state we were in only a few weeks ago! Kismet110
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5:38pm Mon 3 Mar 14

SAHornet says...

Henry VIII wrote:
Mathematically it is obviously possible, but at this time, in this league we are still not absolutely safe. The unfortunate long string of poor results under GFZ have probably ended those aspirations, but if we won a few more in the next few weeks, who knows? The satisfaction for me is that at last over the past few weeks we at least look like a decent Championship side. We may not have the flair of last season, and Blackpool were poor, but at least we are half decent. Under Beppe we have not won away, something that was so evident last year. For me it is mid-to-upper table, no shame in that. Just one question, why do the TV networks hate to cover our games so much......?
cos the football's a bit boring now, innit? Hope that won't impact ST sales for next season. How we perform from now on will probably determine the level of interest next term. Hope we can put in a really strong finish.
[quote][p][bold]Henry VIII[/bold] wrote: Mathematically it is obviously possible, but at this time, in this league we are still not absolutely safe. The unfortunate long string of poor results under GFZ have probably ended those aspirations, but if we won a few more in the next few weeks, who knows? The satisfaction for me is that at last over the past few weeks we at least look like a decent Championship side. We may not have the flair of last season, and Blackpool were poor, but at least we are half decent. Under Beppe we have not won away, something that was so evident last year. For me it is mid-to-upper table, no shame in that. Just one question, why do the TV networks hate to cover our games so much......?[/p][/quote]cos the football's a bit boring now, innit? Hope that won't impact ST sales for next season. How we perform from now on will probably determine the level of interest next term. Hope we can put in a really strong finish. SAHornet
  • Score: 2

8:47pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Sahorn says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
D.unstable wrote:
One win and all of a sudden the pressure is piled back on. Let's work on the assumption that we blew any chances some time back and this was further reinforced by dropping a possible 5 points in our previous 2 games (which had we taken another 3 of them I might too be getting a little excited).

Let's just take it game by game and see where we end up, however we need to put together one hell of a run to get in there.

We need to start putting 3 or 4 winds together on the bounce rather than draws away from home.

COYH
Problem is we aren't a side that's going to string 4 or 5 wins together, not at the moment, our away form needs to improve first. On the basis that we aren't going down and have little to lose why not go on the offensive at Doncaster. Don't think it's in Saninno's nature to do that but winning at home and drawing away won't be enough.
Agree with this.
The thing is, is it in Saninno's DNA to go on the offensive.?
We were pretty much safe before the Yeovil game and I was expecting some goals there but we sat back and played for a bore draw against a side that leaks goals. It was after that game that I thought playoffs were not a possibility.

If he sets up to go for the win at Donnie I may change my opinion, and from Saninno's perspective surely he has nothing to lose by doing so...
It could also save his job longer term and who knows, he wouldbe a real hero if he makes the playoffs ....

One game at a time and never never give up, but he must play for more than a park the bus draw away from home for selected games - Yeovil was one and Doncaster is certainly the next ....
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]D.unstable[/bold] wrote: One win and all of a sudden the pressure is piled back on. Let's work on the assumption that we blew any chances some time back and this was further reinforced by dropping a possible 5 points in our previous 2 games (which had we taken another 3 of them I might too be getting a little excited). Let's just take it game by game and see where we end up, however we need to put together one hell of a run to get in there. We need to start putting 3 or 4 winds together on the bounce rather than draws away from home. COYH[/p][/quote]Problem is we aren't a side that's going to string 4 or 5 wins together, not at the moment, our away form needs to improve first. On the basis that we aren't going down and have little to lose why not go on the offensive at Doncaster. Don't think it's in Saninno's nature to do that but winning at home and drawing away won't be enough.[/p][/quote]Agree with this. The thing is, is it in Saninno's DNA to go on the offensive.? We were pretty much safe before the Yeovil game and I was expecting some goals there but we sat back and played for a bore draw against a side that leaks goals. It was after that game that I thought playoffs were not a possibility. If he sets up to go for the win at Donnie I may change my opinion, and from Saninno's perspective surely he has nothing to lose by doing so... It could also save his job longer term and who knows, he wouldbe a real hero if he makes the playoffs .... One game at a time and never never give up, but he must play for more than a park the bus draw away from home for selected games - Yeovil was one and Doncaster is certainly the next .... Sahorn
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6:45am Tue 4 Mar 14

29April1975WasBottom says...

The benchmark for late runs to the Championship playoffs is probably Bolton in season 1999/2000 - 11th place on March 8th with 47 points from 34 games, some 9 points behind Huddersfield in 6th over whom they had a game in hand. Bolton finished in 6th place with 76 points which meant they took 29 points out of a possible 36 from their last 12 games. That's form!

We're only 7 points behind Wigan after 33 games but they have a game in hand over us. But we play them as well. If we beat Donny on March 11th we're on 48 points from 34 games then if we "do a Bolton" and get 29 more points we end up on 77 points which gives us over an 80% chance based on history of securing a playoff place. Then I need plane tickets again. And more time off work to make the final. Maybe.

Optimistic out.
The benchmark for late runs to the Championship playoffs is probably Bolton in season 1999/2000 - 11th place on March 8th with 47 points from 34 games, some 9 points behind Huddersfield in 6th over whom they had a game in hand. Bolton finished in 6th place with 76 points which meant they took 29 points out of a possible 36 from their last 12 games. That's form! We're only 7 points behind Wigan after 33 games but they have a game in hand over us. But we play them as well. If we beat Donny on March 11th we're on 48 points from 34 games then if we "do a Bolton" and get 29 more points we end up on 77 points which gives us over an 80% chance based on history of securing a playoff place. Then I need plane tickets again. And more time off work to make the final. Maybe. Optimistic out. 29April1975WasBottom
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7:31am Tue 4 Mar 14

endean2 says...

be very careful regards the Watford performance at Yeovil !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I speak from personal experience.

anyway I have changed my mind now and think that the team were great that night, nobody preformed badly and they can all walk away with heads
held high.
be very careful regards the Watford performance at Yeovil !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I speak from personal experience. anyway I have changed my mind now and think that the team were great that night, nobody preformed badly and they can all walk away with heads held high. endean2
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