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    Jacks sneaking up into 8th

    Only 4 points behind - the y could be a bigger danger than Derby

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    Rhian Brewster looks really good at the moment. will play premier League football next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rjk View Post
    Rhian Brewster looks really good at the moment. will play premier League football next season.
    How much do you reckon he’ll cost us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadstool View Post
    Only 4 points behind - the Y could be a bigger danger than Derby
    Who are the Y ???

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    Re: Jacks sneaking up into 8th

    Quote Originally Posted by BLUETIT View Post
    Who are the Y ???
    If he told you that..........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUETIT View Post
    Who are the Y ???
    Ye olde Jack barstewardes

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    My boy reckons Brewster went off injured ?

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    Hardly sneaking up they were 8th / 9th at the restart.

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    Re: Jacks sneaking up into 8th

    Quote Originally Posted by J R Hartley View Post
    Hardly sneaking up they were 8th / 9th at the restart.
    Anything the jacks do is sneaky by definition. sneaky barstewards

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    Re: Jacks sneaking up into 8th

    A few tough games coming up for them....

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    Quote Originally Posted by goats View Post
    A few tough games coming up for them....
    Their fixtures are probably easier than ours.. they’ve got Bristol, Reading and Brum who are all out of the reckoning. Leeds and Forest will hopefully be tough for them - unless Forest are already in the play offs and rest players ..

    We’ve got Derby & Blackburn who are both in the hunt and Fulham who will be very tough

    Then 2 sides who are fighting for their lives at the bottom.

    3 wins should be enough ( especially if 1 is against Derby) as that would leave Swansea needing 4 wins and a draw

    Sooner we get these the better !

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    Quote Originally Posted by insider View Post
    My boy reckons Brewster went off injured ?
    He did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawnmower View Post
    Their fixtures are probably easier than ours.. they’ve got Bristol, Reading and Brum who are all out of the reckoning. Leeds and Forest will hopefully be tough for them - unless Forest are already in the play offs and rest players ..

    We’ve got Derby & Blackburn who are both in the hunt and Fulham who will be very tough

    Then 2 sides who are fighting for their lives at the bottom.

    3 wins should be enough ( especially if 1 is against Derby) as that would leave Swansea needing 4 wins and a draw

    Sooner we get these the better !
    Yesterday Reading didn't do too badly for a side with bugger all to play for...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric the Half a Bee View Post
    Yesterday Reading didn't do too badly for a side with bugger all to play for...
    The Southampton v Man City game tonight was very competitive for a dead rubber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J R Hartley View Post
    The Southampton v Man City game tonight was very competitive for a dead rubber.
    There's no finer example than May 2nd, 2011. Middlesbrough, nothing to play for, in 16th place, 14 points clear of relegation. All the teams below them have 1 game left. Middlesbrough are on holiday, they're on the preverbial beach. Minds elsewhere. Cannon fodder.

    Cardiff City 1 point off 2nd place in the table. A win and the pressure is on 2nd placed Norwich to get a win.

    21 minutes gone and this became the absolute nightmare which finally killed our season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawnmower View Post
    He did.
    And it looked like the type of injury which could keep him out for a new games - his shirt was used as a kind of sling to support his injured arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric the Half a Bee View Post
    There's no finer example than May 2nd, 2011. Middlesbrough, nothing to play for, in 16th place, 14 points clear of relegation. All the teams below them have 1 game left. Middlesbrough are on holiday, they're on the preverbial beach. Minds elsewhere. Cannon fodder.

    Cardiff City 1 point off 2nd place in the table. A win and the pressure is on 2nd placed Norwich to get a win.

    21 minutes gone and this became the absolute nightmare which finally killed our season.
    That performance was a disgrace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilts View Post
    That performance was a disgrace.
    Dave Jones' teams were always with a really strong first choice XI, but very little spent on the rest of the squad. I think that season we had just too many players injured at the end of the season and we weren't able to manage.
    For most of that season we played really good football, probably the best we have at this level.

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    Re: Jacks sneaking up into 8th

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric the Half a Bee View Post
    There's no finer example than May 2nd, 2011. Middlesbrough, nothing to play for, in 16th place, 14 points clear of relegation. All the teams below them have 1 game left. Middlesbrough are on holiday, they're on the preverbial beach. Minds elsewhere. Cannon fodder.

    Cardiff City 1 point off 2nd place in the table. A win and the pressure is on 2nd placed Norwich to get a win.

    21 minutes gone and this became the absolute nightmare which finally killed our season.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hilts View Post
    That performance was a disgrace.

    Wasn’t that the one, where the players went out on a bender after the SEASONS PRESENTATION NIGHT ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilts View Post
    That performance was a disgrace.
    Players out on the piss the day before

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    Re: Jacks sneaking up into 8th

    Quote Originally Posted by Rjk View Post
    Dave Jones' teams were always with a really strong first choice XI, but very little spent on the rest of the squad. I think that season we had just too many players injured at the end of the season and we weren't able to manage.
    For most of that season we played really good football, probably the best we have at this level.
    I think most is pushing it a bit. We started well, had a great run up until the end of October where I thought we were nailed on champions, the way we were playing. Then the Jacks gave us a footballing lesson. In November and December we played 10 and won 8 points, looking every bit the opposite of how we played in August, September and October, dropping us from top to fifth.

    A reasonable, if unconvincing January and February followed where we got ourselves back to third, then 2 points from 4 games against bottom of the table sides in March saw us drop to 4th. We'd seemingly got ourselves back on track with 16 points from 18 in April before failing to win our last 4 games of the season when the pressure was on, including playoffs, scoring once in 4.

    I remember Jones saying the club used to plan on a month-by-month basis. The monthly stats for that season are quite bonkers. (Month/win percentage/points per game). Either great or shit.

    August 75% 2.5
    September 40% 1.4
    October 100% 3.0
    November 20% 0.8
    December 25% 1.0
    January 67% 2.3
    February 57% 2.0
    March 0% 0.5
    April 83% 2.7
    May 0% 0.5

    For me the 2008/09 side that got close to automatic promotion was one of the most entertaining ang played the best football, until the last 4 games. The side that went well clear early in 2006/7 was a bit of a monster as well. That 2010/11 side was too hit and miss.

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