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    Re: The top six

    Post by RRC on Thu 05 Mar 2015, 1:56 pm

    MadAmster wrote:We have left:

    Brum (H) win
    Norwich (A) draw
    Boro (H) draw
    Wolves (A) win
    Watford (H) win
    Wigan (A) win
    Brentford (H) win
    Blackpool (H) win
    Hudds (A) draw
    Millwall (A) draw
    Reading (H) win

    25 points out of 33. We already have 65 and 90 should be enough to go up.

    Now, where's that half full glass? LOL

    We may well get enough points for promotion but I wouldn't be so confident of getting
    too many points away - our away form isn't that consistent.

    Also, until we're nearer to full strength, the slip ups may continue, plus Wigan and Millwall
    have taken points off us already this season, as they did last season, even though
    they're deservedly in the drop zone.

    Brum (H) win/draw/lose?
    Norwich (A) lose
    Boro (H) win
    Wolves (A) lose
    Watford (H) win
    Wigan (A) win/draw/lose?
    Brentford (H) win
    Blackpool (H) win
    Hudds (A) win/draw/lose?
    Millwall (A) win/draw/lose?
    Reading (H) win

    I reckon we'll get 22+ points, which could well be enough, because most of the top sides
    have to play promotion rivals as we do and they can't both take 3 points from those games.
    Beating Watford at home could well decide whether we get automatic promotion.



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    Re: The top six

    Post by CornwallRam on Thu 05 Mar 2015, 2:05 pm

    Brum (H) loss
    Norwich (A) loss
    Boro (H) loss
    Wolves (A) draw
    Watford (H) win
    Wigan (A) win
    Brentford (H) win
    Blackpool (H) win
    Hudds (A) win
    Millwall (A) loss
    Reading (H) win

    19 points + 65 = 84, 4th place and the lottery of the play offs
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    Re: The top six

    Post by Boris on Thu 05 Mar 2015, 4:04 pm

    CornwallRam wrote:Brum (H) loss
    Norwich (A) loss
    Boro (H) loss
    Wolves (A) draw
    Watford (H) win
    Wigan (A) win
    Brentford (H) win
    Blackpool (H) win
    Hudds (A) win
    Millwall (A) loss
    Reading (H) win

    19 points + 65 = 84, 4th place and the lottery of the play offs

    Why do you think we will lose to Brum?
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    Re: The top six

    Post by RRC on Thu 05 Mar 2015, 4:16 pm

    Boris wrote:
    CornwallRam wrote:Brum (H) loss
    Norwich (A) loss
    Boro (H) loss
    Wolves (A) draw
    Watford (H) win
    Wigan (A) win
    Brentford (H) win
    Blackpool (H) win
    Hudds (A) win
    Millwall (A) loss
    Reading (H) win

    19 points + 65 = 84, 4th place and the lottery of the play offs

    Why do you think we will lose to Brum?

    I wouldn't bet much on us beating ANY league side with the same jittery defence and
    without a recognized striker. Even at home and at almost full strength, we managed
    to lose to Wigan and draw with Millwall, who are both heading for relegation.

    Brum are better than both of those and Gary Rowett must know more about us than most.



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    Re: The top six

    Post by Boris on Thu 05 Mar 2015, 4:28 pm

    RRC wrote:
    Boris wrote:
    CornwallRam wrote:Brum (H) loss
    Norwich (A) loss
    Boro (H) loss
    Wolves (A) draw
    Watford (H) win
    Wigan (A) win
    Brentford (H) win
    Blackpool (H) win
    Hudds (A) win
    Millwall (A) loss
    Reading (H) win

    19 points + 65 = 84, 4th place and the lottery of the play offs

    Why do you think we will lose to Brum?

    I wouldn't bet much on us beating ANY league side with the same jittery defence and
    without a recognized striker. Even at home and at almost full strength, we managed
    to lose to Wigan and draw with Millwall, who are both heading for relegation.

    Brum are better than both of those and Gary Rowett must know more about us than most.

    Apparently Brum were lucky to beat Blackpool in midweek..even me being half glass empty chap thinks we will be too good for them.....
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    Re: The top six

    Post by CornwallRam on Thu 05 Mar 2015, 4:32 pm

    Boris wrote:
    CornwallRam wrote:Brum (H) loss
    Norwich (A) loss
    Boro (H) loss
    Wolves (A) draw
    Watford (H) win
    Wigan (A) win
    Brentford (H) win
    Blackpool (H) win
    Hudds (A) win
    Millwall (A) loss
    Reading (H) win

    19 points + 65 = 84, 4th place and the lottery of the play offs

    Why do you think we will lose to Brum?

    Our defence is good enough when we are in control and they have a solid holding midfield player screening them.

    Without Martin in the side we lose possession too often and the defence comes under more pressure. Mascarell just isn't up to dealing with that extra pressure so we will concede goals. Defensively we are still pretty weak when Bent plays, but he scores regularly which goes some way to alleviating this. With neither a prolific goal scorer nor a 'back to goal' centre-forward, 433 doesn't create enough clear cut chances for us to convert.

    Assuming that we stick to 433 we will lose. Even bringing in Albentosa won't change that as he'll need a few games to get up to speed with this league. I think that when Martin, Bent, Eustace and Thorne are available and match fit we'll start winning again - but automatics will be beyond us by then.


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    Re: The top six

    Post by New England Ram on Thu 05 Mar 2015, 4:49 pm

    I can't even go down the path of predicting scores from here on in...although for some reason I believe Brentford will be that team that beats us both home and away.



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    Re: The top six

    Post by Loughborough Ram on Thu 05 Mar 2015, 5:04 pm

    I must admit I agree with you, that seems like a tough game, especially on the back of a tough run of games.
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    Re: The top six

    Post by RRC on Thu 05 Mar 2015, 5:45 pm

    Boris wrote:Apparently Brum were lucky to beat Blackpool in midweek..even me being half glass empty chap thinks we will be too good for them.....

    Brum beat Blackpool 1-0, the same score as us - ours was an away game though
    However our only goal came from a penalty in the last 10 minutes, so we had a bit of luck,
    since some refs see everything in the box as a dive or too soft for a pen.

    Of course we should be too good for Brum. We should have been last season too, but
    we just got two draws, even though they only avoided relegation on goal difference.

    We should have been too good for Fulham and Brighton, but sadly we weren't, because
    we couldn't buy a goal and our defence wilted once we gave away possession cheaply.

    Which Rams team will turn up on Saturday - the team that caved in to Fulham and Brighton
    or the promotion candidates? Your guess is as good as mine.



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    Re: The top six

    Post by Boris on Thu 05 Mar 2015, 6:08 pm

    RRC wrote:
    Boris wrote:Apparently Brum were lucky to beat Blackpool in midweek..even me being half glass empty chap thinks we will be too good for them.....

    Brum beat Blackpool 1-0, the same score as us - ours was an away game though
    However our only goal came from a penalty in the last 10 minutes, so we had a bit of luck,
    since some refs see everything in the box as a dive or too soft for a pen.

    Of course we should be too good for Brum. We should have been last season too, but
    we just got two draws, even though they only avoided relegation on goal difference.

    We should have been too good for Fulham and Brighton, but sadly we weren't, because
    we couldn't buy a goal and our defence wilted once we gave away possession cheaply.

    Which Rams team will turn up on Saturday - the team that caved in to Fulham and Brighton
    or the promotion candidates? Your guess is as good as mine.

    Still pretty good at home though...and from the highlights I saw we had enough chances to win 3 games at Brighton. Lets hope we can convert some on Saturday..time will tell....
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    Re: The top six

    Post by RRC on Thu 05 Mar 2015, 6:53 pm

    Boris wrote:
    RRC wrote:
    Boris wrote:Apparently Brum were lucky to beat Blackpool in midweek..even me being half glass empty chap thinks we will be too good for them.....

    Brum beat Blackpool 1-0, the same score as us - ours was an away game though
    However our only goal came from a penalty in the last 10 minutes, so we had a bit of luck,
    since some refs see everything in the box as a dive or too soft for a pen.

    Of course we should be too good for Brum. We should have been last season too, but
    we just got two draws, even though they only avoided relegation on goal difference.

    We should have been too good for Fulham and Brighton, but sadly we weren't, because
    we couldn't buy a goal and our defence wilted once we gave away possession cheaply.

    Which Rams team will turn up on Saturday - the team that caved in to Fulham and Brighton
    or the promotion candidates? Your guess is as good as mine.

    Still pretty good at home though...and from the highlights I saw we had enough chances to win 3 games at Brighton. Lets hope we can convert some on Saturday..time will tell....

    Correct, we have the best home record in the division, long may it continue.

    In our last home game, Thorne and Bent played, so fingers crossed that we can still be
    the best, or at least good enough, at home without them.



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    Re: The top six

    Post by Loughborough Ram on Fri 06 Mar 2015, 8:20 am

    Personally I think we will be top after this weekends fixtures, which will stand us in good stead when our injured players return
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    Re: The top six

    Post by SawleyRam on Fri 06 Mar 2015, 8:37 am

    Could be that other matches dictate where we be in the league tomorrow night because:

    Brentford away to Ipswich
    M'boro away to that lot down the road
    Watford away to Wolves

    If we win Fingers crossed  the results have a realistic chance to be in our favour (again!)
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    Re: The top six

    Post by bramhallram on Fri 06 Mar 2015, 3:17 pm

    Loughborough Ram wrote:Personally I think we will be top after this weekends fixtures, which will stand us in good stead when our injured players return

    Talking of injured players, it looks like we're not the only ones copping a bit of misfortune in that area. I'm sure we're all sorry hell be missing when we play them.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31748157

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    Re: The top six

    Post by RRC on Fri 06 Mar 2015, 8:19 pm

    Fulham are not playing fair after screwing us up (or was it self inflicted?).

    They've let Bournemouth take the lead and the Cherries are now top on GD and we're 3rd.

    FT Fulham 1-5 Bournemouth



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    Re: The top six

    Post by bramhallram on Fri 06 Mar 2015, 10:41 pm


    Fulham 2 Rams 0

    Fulham 1 Bournemouth 5




    Thanks a lot Fulham.

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    Re: The top six

    Post by New England Ram on Sat 07 Mar 2015, 12:15 am

    Tiny bit more pressure tomorrow now....i fear a struggle tomorrow and the kids will get a even grumpier bas*ard dad for the rest of the weekend.



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    Re: The top six

    Post by New England Ram on Sat 07 Mar 2015, 12:35 am

    And after giving up on my prediction of months ago that Bournemouth would last the course.
    I'm now re convinced that they will especially looking at their fixtures.
    I can't fooooooooooking stand this.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2982484/The-race-Premier-League-closest-years-six-points-splitting-Championship-seven.html#comments



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    Post by Mitten State Ram on Sat 07 Mar 2015, 1:25 am

    Maybe they have a striker we can borrow. Apparently they have a few chaps who know how to score against Fulham.

    Less than three points tomorrow and we're 100% done for.


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    Re: The top six

    Post by New England Ram on Sat 07 Mar 2015, 1:43 am

    My fear is we let a gap open in these next few games.
    Get our players back and get on course..but that others don't slip..
    Oh what the fu**



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    Re: The top six

    Post by ShardlowSheep on Sat 07 Mar 2015, 8:09 am

    New England Ram wrote:And after giving up on my prediction of months ago that Bournemouth would last the course.
    I'm now re convinced that they will especially looking at their fixtures.
    I can't fooooooooooking stand this.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2982484/The-race-Premier-League-closest-years-six-points-splitting-Championship-seven.html#comments
    good little write up that. Lots of games between the top 7 in March could all get shaken up some what by the beginning of April. A win today is essential with the games we have got coming after.
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    Re: The top six

    Post by chicken on Sat 07 Mar 2015, 11:50 am

    Stop worrying. It seems all teams are capable of beating each other, apart from Blackpool that is. Who'd have thought Wigan would beat Norwich, Chaz didn't that's for sure!! Who'd have predicted the results last weekend, not one of us.

    Enjoy it. It's great.

    The Rams WILL go up!

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    Post by Charingworth Ram on Sun 08 Mar 2015, 9:46 am

    Because of the run have games we have to come and the fact that we seem out of sorts my attention now turns to the top 6 and not the top two, once we drop out of the top two next weekend we will not get back in.
    I honestly believe now that after the month of March is out we wont even be in the top 6.

    I don't quite get this stop worrying and we will be champions stuff (not just referring to posters on coyr) what are folks basing this on ?

    We are conceding lots of goals , failing to beat the most average of sides have injuries and players badly out of form, i hope i am wrong but sadly i only see failure and dissapointment.



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    Re: The top six

    Post by Loughborough Ram on Sun 08 Mar 2015, 9:56 am

    Charingworth Ram wrote:sadly i only see failure and dissapointment.  

    Summed yourself up nicely there Chaz
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    Post by Charingworth Ram on Sun 08 Mar 2015, 10:11 am

    Loughborough Ram wrote:
    Charingworth Ram wrote:sadly i only see failure and dissapointment.  

    Summed yourself up nicely there Chaz

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