The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

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Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

by Duffy » 21 Jan 2019 13:24

Bolton (a) - D
Villa (H) - L
Weds (a) - D
Blackburn (H) - L
Sheff Utd (a) - L
Rotherham (H) - W
Ipswich (a) - D
Wigan (H) - L

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Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

by PieEater » 21 Jan 2019 13:51

Given we haven't turned up for any really big 6 pointer in about 3 years I'm going for

Bolton (a) - L
Villa (H) - D (or L if Villa get a new manager)
Weds (a) - D
Blackburn (H) - L
Sheff Utd (a) - L
Rotherham (H) - D
Ipswich (a) - W
Wigan (H) - W

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Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

by John Smith » 21 Jan 2019 14:03

PieEater Given we haven't turned up for any really big 6 pointer in about 3 years I'm going for

Bolton (a) - L
Villa (H) - D (or L if Villa get a new manager)
Weds (a) - D
Blackburn (H) - L
Sheff Utd (a) - L
Rotherham (H) - D
Ipswich (a) - W
Wigan (H) - W

I think Bolton are so bad that we will win up there quite easily.

Are you possibly suggesting that Dean Smith might go in the next week or so...?

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Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

by Snowball » 21 Jan 2019 14:05

Old Man Andrews Bolton (a) - W
Villa (H) - W
Weds (a) - W
Blackburn (H) - W
Sheff Utd (a) - D
Rotherham (H) - W
Ipswich (a) - W
Wigan (H) - W

And no I am not joking.


I thought similar, but maybe a loss at Sheffield Utd

But chose not to post it.

I think Bolton away is GIGANTIC. Win there and I fancy a big, big run,
LOSE and I would think the opposite could happen.

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Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

by Hound » 21 Jan 2019 14:10

yep Bolton is massive. Be very very concerned if we lose that, esp if Rotherham pick up points at the weekend


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Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

by Duffy » 21 Jan 2019 14:12

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Old Man Andrews Bolton (a) - W
Villa (H) - W
Weds (a) - W
Blackburn (H) - W
Sheff Utd (a) - D
Rotherham (H) - W
Ipswich (a) - W
Wigan (H) - W

And no I am not joking.




I think Bolton away is GIGANTIC. Win there and I fancy a big, big run,


Given our best unbeaten league run this season is (3 games) two draws in a row plus a win and we haven't had back to back wins in the league, I can't see a big run coming.
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Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

by Old Man Andrews » 21 Jan 2019 14:13

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Old Man Andrews Bolton (a) - W
Villa (H) - W
Weds (a) - W
Blackburn (H) - W
Sheff Utd (a) - D
Rotherham (H) - W
Ipswich (a) - W
Wigan (H) - W

And no I am not joking.




I think Bolton away is GIGANTIC. Win there and I fancy a big, big run,


Given our best unbeaten league run this season is two draws in a row plus a win and we haven't had back to back wins in the league, I can't see a big run coming.


You're aware that form can and does change right?

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Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

by Duffy » 21 Jan 2019 14:15

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I think Bolton away is GIGANTIC. Win there and I fancy a big, big run,


Given our best unbeaten league run this season is two draws in a row plus a win and we haven't had back to back wins in the league, I can't see a big run coming.


You're aware that form can and does change right?


Yes, but this has been the pattern the last two seasons. I can't see a dramatically huge turnaround.

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Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

by Pepe the Horseman » 21 Jan 2019 14:19

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Old Man Andrews Bolton (a) - W
Villa (H) - W
Weds (a) - W
Blackburn (H) - W
Sheff Utd (a) - D
Rotherham (H) - W
Ipswich (a) - W
Wigan (H) - W

And no I am not joking.




I think Bolton away is GIGANTIC. Win there and I fancy a big, big run,


Given our best unbeaten league run this season is (3 games) two draws in a row plus a win and we haven't had back to back wins in the league, I can't see a big run coming.

It means we're definitely due one.


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Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

by Denver Royal » 21 Jan 2019 14:46

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Given our best unbeaten league run this season is two draws in a row plus a win and we haven't had back to back wins in the league, I can't see a big run coming.


You're aware that form can and does change right?


Yes, but this has been the pattern the last two seasons. I can't see a dramatically huge turnaround.

Welcome to the forum, Duffy. Sounds like you've been a fan for a while, yet only just discovered HNA?

Anyway, what's happened the last couple seasons is not really predictive of what may happen on the field in the next 8 games, imo.

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Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

by Sutekh » 21 Jan 2019 14:49

Hound yep Bolton is massive. Be very very concerned if we lose that, esp if Rotherham pick up points at the weekend


Bolton v WBA on the telly tonight so let's hope they both lose and get a red card or something to help our case along. One thing you can be sure of though is that will be fighting for everything.

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Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

by Gunny Fishcake » 21 Jan 2019 14:50

Old Man Andrews Bolton (a) - W
Villa (H) - W
Weds (a) - W
Blackburn (H) - W
Sheff Utd (a) - D
Rotherham (H) - W
Ipswich (a) - W
Wigan (H) - W

And no I am not joking.


This will come back to haunt you

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Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

by Old Man Andrews » 21 Jan 2019 14:52

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Hound yep Bolton is massive. Be very very concerned if we lose that, esp if Rotherham pick up points at the weekend


Bolton v WBA on the telly tonight so let's hope they both lose and get a red card or something to help our case along. One thing you can be sure of though is that will be fighting for everything.

Won't a red card just see them miss the FA Cup game unless it is for violent conduct?


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Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

by Duffy » 21 Jan 2019 14:57

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You're aware that form can and does change right?


Yes, but this has been the pattern the last two seasons. I can't see a dramatically huge turnaround.

Welcome to the forum, Duffy. Sounds like you've been a fan for a while, yet only just discovered HNA?

Anyway, what's happened the last couple seasons is not really predictive of what may happen on the field in the next 8 games, imo.


Thanks Denver.

It's a better barometer than anything else we have to go on.

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Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

by Sutekh » 21 Jan 2019 14:59

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Hound yep Bolton is massive. Be very very concerned if we lose that, esp if Rotherham pick up points at the weekend


Bolton v WBA on the telly tonight so let's hope they both lose and get a red card or something to help our case along. One thing you can be sure of though is that will be fighting for everything.

Won't a red card just see them miss the FA Cup game unless it is for violent conduct?



Yes but a straight red is always possible, plus any players on 9 bookings will be worth watching out for....

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Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

by Duffy » 21 Jan 2019 15:05

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I think Bolton away is GIGANTIC. Win there and I fancy a big, big run,


Given our best unbeaten league run this season is (3 games) two draws in a row plus a win and we haven't had back to back wins in the league, I can't see a big run coming.

It means we're definitely due one.


Perhaps.

If you add the 44 points we gained last season and add our projected points of 38 this season (82 points), that still wouldn't have been enough for automatic promotion last season, we would still be 8 points short......Just goes to show how dire we've been.

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Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

by CountryRoyal » 21 Jan 2019 16:21

Bolton (a) - W
Villa (H) - W
Weds (a) - W
Blackburn (H) - W
Sheff Utd (a) - W
Rotherham (H) - W
Ipswich (a) - W
Wigan (H) - W

Would leave us on 47, then win all our remaining games to cement our playoff position on 77 points.

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Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

by Pepe the Horseman » 21 Jan 2019 16:26

CountryRoyal Bolton (a) - W
Villa (H) - W
Weds (a) - W
Blackburn (H) - W
Sheff Utd (a) - W
Rotherham (H) - W
Ipswich (a) - W
Wigan (H) - W

Would leave us on 47, then win all our remaining games to cement our playoff position on 77 points.


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Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

by genome » 21 Jan 2019 16:32

CountryRoyal Bolton (a) - W
Villa (H) - W
Weds (a) - W
Blackburn (H) - W
Sheff Utd (a) - W
Rotherham (H) - W
Ipswich (a) - W
Wigan (H) - W

Would leave us on 47, then win all our remaining games to cement our playoff position on 77 points.


Eight 3-0 wins, Oliveira hattricks in each

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Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

by Zip » 21 Jan 2019 17:18

When we play Bolton next week it will be their third game in eight days whilst we should be fresh. There can be no excuses. We need to start fast in that game. Again no excuses. They should be raring to go.

Too much emphasis is being placed on the next eight games. There will still be plenty of points to play for thereafter. I suspect we will have a mixed bag of results and pick up around 11/12 points which might just about see us edge ahead of Rotherham.

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