I understand why many people are feeling that a point away on Saturday was not good enough . That said , it will turn out to be a good one if we can win on Tuesday night . Our home form will be critical going forwards . Lose on Tuesday and the Grimsby point will look like not enough again . Let’s all hope that we can nick a win .
This is surely a question of probability. Of course it's possible for us to stay up. But, on the basis of results so far, and taking account of the modest improvement over the last five weeks, I'd rate our chances of avoiding the drop as 20-25%. If we win our next two league matches, that could nudge up to 30-35%.
If there were 3/4 games to go, there would be a valid point.
Indeed. A further element of context might be that we have now played 19 games this season - not just a handful - and in that time have amassed 13 points. If we continue at that rate we will amass around 32 points by the time the season ends. Does anybody feel confident enough to say that would be enough for us to stay up?
But then of course anyone who think that "rate" will be equalled across the entire season, then they probably don't watch much football. Unless it's the dullness of the Premier League where literally one or two teams win almost all their games all season in total expectation, anyone knows that seasons ebb and flow. Taking out Doncaster (which does seem to be an abberation) we've not been utterly terrible for almost 2 months now. There's been plenty of evidence from a number of our games that we are in a much better position playing wise than we were in September.
Just a little thought experiment for those who seem certain we're going down despite it being only November.
If we were in the same position but in reverse, i.e. at the other end of the table, would you be saying with quite so much confidence that we'd be bound to win automatic promotion?
Perhaps the difference is that in that scenario we'd need to maintain the same trajectory whereas in this one we need to change it but it seems to be going that way already, which is why I'm not so sure we're doomed.
I agree with OS, and some of the U's football in the clips from Grimsby was of higher quality than that played in earlier whole games. So there is hope. In football you can field the same team playing the same way against different opponents and succeed against some and fail against others - we were succeeding at Grimsby.
What remains a gripe for me is watching the team failing against some opposition, and seeing no substitutes or changed tactics at half time but waiting until an hour has passed. This season there hasn't been an improvement in that first 15 minutes of the second half. Waiting a full hour is a triumph of hope over experience.
ggl: So are we now saying we have a manager who is not in favour of bringing in loan players and if the board decided to part company with him they cannot afford to do so ?
Oct 23, 2019 8:21:42 GMT
historyboy: So sorry to hear about the passing of Eddie Clack. I Remember him well.
Oct 24, 2019 17:13:12 GMT
historyboy: Sad to hear of the passing of Eddie Cack, I remember him well. I think that the said photograph publishsed by the club, of him sitting next to Dave Hermitage, isn't him at all; I think the picture shows Micky Goodall. Compare other pictures of both.
Oct 24, 2019 17:27:34 GMT
scorpioeyes: It certainly would be 'convenient' for Dover to have the season washed out. if they fail to turn up tomorrow,we should be awarded the game and 3-0 to our goal difference.Why should we be inconvenienced by any attempts to rearrange the game?
Feb 15, 2021 10:45:15 GMT
Burtie: Hello chaps. Is there any intelligence about the crowd situation for the game vs Hartlepool on 22 May? Does the club have a position on supporters?
Apr 24, 2021 17:02:01 GMT
scorpioeyes: I think these odds are quite amazing. If I was a neutral looking at the recent form and upcoming fixtures,I'd make hartlepool or perhaps Torquay as fave for the title. To have 'pool at 9s and us as evens is bizarre.
Apr 30, 2021 17:21:02 GMT
scorpioeyes: yes,'arrogant' is the right word. No objectivity allowed!
May 8, 2021 12:10:13 GMT
brownyellow60: Congratulations lads on superb season on winning league.Got a bit rocky recently but stuck to it and got over the winning line.Cant wait to new season.Wow what a feeling Sutton in football league
May 23, 2021 15:41:30 GMT
valiant: Hello again! Can you tell me where the away seating is please? I thought it was behind the goal next to the away terrace but looking at the film on Quest I can't see it! Thanks.
Oct 5, 2021 11:00:22 GMT
pinewalker: There is a temporary stand at 45 degrees to the pitch behind the NE corner flag, and there is more away seating at the east end of the main stand both accessed via the away turnstiles.
Oct 5, 2021 14:33:57 GMT
neil: My father used to take to watch Queens Park Rangers back in the late 60's (I recall he knew one of the Directors at the club). I still have many programmes from that time through the 70's. Happy Days !
Nov 22, 2021 9:42:42 GMT
davef: Due to the levels of demand the rest of Level 1, blocks 112 round to 122 for all categories have now been opened up for sale.
Mar 17, 2022 11:37:17 GMT
nikred: I am wondering if there is a site where all the results of the team since its inception can be found?
Apr 21, 2023 5:06:57 GMT
davef: nikred: No, but it is something we may do eventually
Aug 18, 2023 21:15:20 GMT
davef: And for those that don't:-
Aug 22, 2023 14:17:39 GMT
holmesdale96: Sorry to hear of Danny's death, a real loss. I saw him regularly during the 90's at his home in Streatham, always charged the same small fee for years, an absolute gentleman with his dear wife Rose. RIP Danny
Sept 13, 2023 21:01:09 GMT