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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:18 pm 
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I'm fairly sure Micciche will achieve what Neilson did in the second half of last season, keep us up and improve our position notably. We'll finish somewhere between 9th - 12th.

Re the season objective - no chance. We're too far off the pack now. Our squad is a mid-table squad compared to the top teams in this league. Wigan and Blackburn are Championship-strength squads.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:48 pm 
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It will be interesting to see how the squad improves under Micciche, and in particular some of the signings Neilson made - we will find out if they were poor signings, or whether they were just being coached badly. I really think one or two of the signings Neilson made aren't as good as Neilson made out - he just convinced us they were good enough, just like how he continued saying we weren't in a relegation battle. Players like Muirhead, Sow, Cisse need to step up a gear or two.

The only players that are really top 6 quality that we have IMO are Aneke, Gilbey, Walsh and maybe Upson and Williams - all KR signings except Gilbey. The rest need to improve to some degree.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:01 pm 
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Zippy wrote:
Can we still achieve this seasons objective?

No.
In reality, we're too far behind now.

Zippy wrote:
We can still get 54 points, and we’re only 17 points behind Rotherham in 6th, with a game in hand.

If we finished on 54 points in the table, that'd be a great result from where we are now...
Preventing another avoidable relegation must be the club's new objective.


Making the playoffs is already out of reach.

Again, even if we could miraculously & instantly improve to achieve auto-promotion form & 2 points per game on average for the remaining 18 games this season, the clubs currently in the playoff positions will still be averaging around 1.5 points per game over the same period...
So after the remaining 18 games, we would have gained just 9 points on the 6th place club, and still be 8 points off the final playoff spot.

Mathematically of course, we could still be Champions if we win all our 18 remaining games home & away against Wigan & Blackburn etc. while they & every other team in the league draw all their other remaining matches lol...

It could happen.
But it's almost infinitely improbable.
Time to fire up the Infinite Improbability Drive then, and give it a really really hot cup of tea? ;)

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Final 8 by Robinson W0 D3 L5 GD-9. 3PTS
First 8 by Neilson W5 D1 L2 GD+4. 16PTS

Final 8 by Neilson W2 D5 L1 GD+1. 11PTS
First 8 by Micciche W0 D0 L2 GD-2. 0PTS

This is the (Dawning of A) New Era... :shock:
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:06 pm 
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SG19 Cowshed Das Boot wrote:
Zippy wrote:
Can we still achieve this seasons objective?

No.
In reality, we're too far behind now.

Zippy wrote:
We can still get 54 points, and we’re only 17 points behind Rotherham in 6th, with a game in hand.

If we finished on 54 points in the table, that'd be a great result from where we are now...
Preventing another avoidable relegation must be the club's new objective.


Making the playoffs is already out of reach.

Again, even if we could miraculously & instantly improve to achieve auto-promotion form & 2 points per game on average for the remaining 18 games this season, the clubs currently in the playoff positions will still be averaging around 1.5 points per game over the same period...
So after the remaining 18 games, we would have gained just 9 points on the 6th place club, and still be 8 points off the final playoff spot.

Mathematically of course, we could still be Champions if we win all our 18 remaining games home & away against Wigan & Blackburn etc. while they & every other team in the league draw all their other remaining matches lol...

It could happen.
But it's almost infinitely improbable.
Time to fire up the Infinite Improbability Drive then, and give it a really really hot cup of tea? ;)

I'm undecided about where we'll finish.
One head says we'll finish around 19th 20th.
My other head says we'll finish reasonably comfortably in 12th to 15th.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:07 pm 
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Staying up is my only goal now this season.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:20 pm 
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If the Dream Team keep us up, just the same as Robbie did last year, would it be worth sacking them, to prevent the annual crap start next season ?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:16 pm 
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We're one point away from safety and people are prepared for relegation.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:33 pm 
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Zippy wrote:
We can still get 54 points, and we’re only 17 points behind Rotherham in 6th, with a game in hand.

P*ss off.
We're back on for automatic promotion. ;)

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