Rovers v Preston, Sat 18th March, 1:00pm

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What do you press in Preston?

A button to summon a flock of angry kestrels wearing roman armour?
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Your point?
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Your three points?
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Your two points dropped?
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Cider apples on your arable farm?
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2,240 lbs?
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Igor Tudor's shorts?
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Total votes: 6

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Re: Rovers v Preston, Sat 18th March, 1:00pm

Post by Rover the Top » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:18 am

Gibbon wrote:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:23 am
^ apart from the digs, this.
You don't agree with the digs? :yeahright:

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Re: Rovers v Preston, Sat 18th March, 1:00pm

Post by mrblackbat » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:23 am

Gibbon wrote:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:23 am
^ apart from the digs, this.
They're the indisputable parts, though! :D

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Re: Rovers v Preston, Sat 18th March, 1:00pm

Post by Rover the Top » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:33 am

Thorisgodpoo wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:03 pm

Just getting two wins and 4 draws from the remaining matches would do it IMO. We have a good unbeaten run going right now, longest of the season for sure, and as long as we remain unbeaten, we should arrive at safety.
I don't know; taking the last ten games as a guide, we'd still be relying on a slump in form from one of our relegation rivals for another ten points to be enough. We are in our best form of the season, but we're more or less being matched by the teams just above us. It's likely to be very tight unless we can build up a bit of a winning streak.

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Re: Rovers v Preston, Sat 18th March, 1:00pm

Post by mrblackbat » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:50 am

I dunno, I think wins against Bristol and Forest and a couple of draws would do it; we'd be preventing them from picking up the points they need to stay up whilst increasing our tally.

Been playing on the predictors; I think it'll be Forest down, and wins against Forest, Bristol and a draw against Wolves would see us safe with two to play.

http://www.worldfootball.net/table_calc ... mpionship/

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Re: Rovers v Preston, Sat 18th March, 1:00pm

Post by mcteeth » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:18 pm

I just ran through that and ended up with Forest there and if not them then Burton. Generally speaking they've got a pretty difficult run of fixtures.

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Re: Rovers v Preston, Sat 18th March, 1:00pm

Post by Thorisgodpoo » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:38 pm

If we only consider Wolves, Ipswich, Birmingham City, Bristol, Nottingham Forest, Burton, and Wigan, out of the remaining 8 matches, Ipswich plays the most matches against 8 opponents. They play Birmingham City, Wigan, Burton, Rotherham, and Bristol City. Otherwise, Birmingham City, Nottingham Forest, Wolves, Bristol City, and Blackburn play 3 matches against each other, Burton plays 2 and Wigan ony plays 1.

We are in about as much control of whether we get promoted or relegated as the other teams, so it's a fair bit of comfort to have going into this final stretch. Though I'd love(hate) to be in Ipswich's position, although it could leave a lot of pressure on the players.

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Re: Rovers v Preston, Sat 18th March, 1:00pm

Post by Gaz » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:56 pm

Just studied all the teams remaining games, and I'd be worried if I was a Forest fan. I've got them going down on 45 points with us managing to get to 50. Interestingly I predicted all of the "chosen 4" to lose their next 2 matches...

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Re: Rovers v Preston, Sat 18th March, 1:00pm

Post by mrblackbat » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:36 pm

Definitely agree on Forest, they have the toughest run in, especially if we can get a win against them.

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Re: Rovers v Preston, Sat 18th March, 1:00pm

Post by Gibbon » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:51 pm

I had Birmingham going down. :yeahright:

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Re: Rovers v Preston, Sat 18th March, 1:00pm

Post by Gaz » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:43 am

As long as it isn't us I don't care :D

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Re: Rovers v Preston, Sat 18th March, 1:00pm

Post by Hudson » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:37 pm

I predicted we'd draw all our remaining matches 2-2, and we'd still stay up :lol:

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Re: Rovers v Preston, Sat 18th March, 1:00pm

Post by Rover the Top » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:48 pm

I tried to predict an Independece Day-style invasion bringing a premature end to the season, but it wouldn't let me... :(

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Re: Rovers v Preston, Sat 18th March, 1:00pm

Post by WacoRover » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:16 pm

Gaz wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:43 am
As long as it isn't us I don't care :D
If we get points from any of the next three, I think we stay up. If we don't, I fear relegation is in our future.

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