Fresh from their morale-boosting win today, we'll lose at Oldham on Friday. Southend to beat Crawley at home on Saturday and narrow the gap to three points regardless of what they do tomorrow night and the upcoming Essex derby continues to loom large.
Oldham are far better away from home than they are at home though.Fresh from their morale-boosting win today, we'll lose at Oldham on Friday. Southend to beat Crawley at home on Saturday and narrow the gap to three points regardless of what they do tomorrow night and the upcoming Essex derby continues to loom large.
We were quite lucky to get a 1-0 at our place and for the last month we have been rubbish... rubbish as in one shot on target per game.Draw at best v Crawley. We're at home. Not scored at home since Jan, won since early Jan
just leave Wright (both of them) at home and you'll win.We were quite lucky to get a 1-0 at our place and for the last month we have been rubbish... rubbish as in one shot on target per game.
ANG to turn us inside out or a Fergie fundabolt (sic) and I can't see us getting back into it.
I say it every weekend but it really is last chance saloon on Saturday. If we can cut the gap to 4 with a game in hand then we’re still in it, I do think Colchester have a run in them though. However if their game against Southend is a draw then there’s a chance, our run in is horrid though.
We need 5 wins from the last 8 at a bare minimum
Aye typo, as has just been said we genuinely could’ve won all 8 that we’ve gone unbeaten and I’m not even being biased. We’re running out of time but it’s 100% within us and is why I believe we’ll at least finish above Southend.You only have 7 left! Not sure what you’d need issue is everyone above the bottom 2 is already on 41 points so 47/48 for the bottom 2 maybe needed, that kind of mad run. Sillier things have happened though.
But for poor finishing and conceding twice after the 88th minute, we'd have won 5 or 6 of those 8 unbeaten. I know every team has their 'what ifs' and 'but fors' but we're certainly not now one of the 2 worst teams in the division, but we will be over the 46 game season, which is obviously all that matters. The team just doesn't have enough firepower to get those wins needed but had we had this team since the start we'd have finished somewhere around 14th I reckon.
What baffles me a bit is that still quite a few of our fans on Twitter say that Hurst has to shoulder some of the blame if we’re relegated.Whatever happens this should mean Holloway never has a job in football again after this. Baffled me there were actually some Vale fans who would have had him as manager when our job was vacant.
I'm aware that people will say that I'm on some grade A gear but I'm calling it now - I got this hunch Grimsby are staying up. Failing that I think they'll take it to the final day of the season. And of course this reminds me that I sure hope we'll have won promotion by that time cos I sure don't want us being the ones to relegate them.
Having said that, while I reckon Southend will be one of the two sides to go down, I don't have a clue as to which side will be the other if Grimsby really do pull it off. I think Col U have enough quality to stay up and Barrow are not really what I'd call a poor side. I can't say I would be surprised if the Saddlers will be the other side as I did say I could see really struggling this season and we weren't even halfway through the season when I said that.
We had four big home games left against Port Vale, Barrow, Walsall and Southend. So far we've picked up one point from the first two of those. At this moment, Southend looks more of a must not lose than a must win, but that can change before then.
Strangely, if the season had started with this current 24 game run of form I'd already be thinking we'll need a bit of a great escape to get out of this, so if we do survive it will have been a bit of a great escape in reverse. I still think it's remarkable we haven't dropped into the bottom two yet.
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