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Our remaining home games

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by yammer, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. yammer

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    Sheff Utd
    Preston
    Watford
    Norwich
    Cardiff
    Plymouth
    Ipswich
    Charlton
    Southampton
    QPR
    Doncaster

    Without wishing to tempt fate, the way things are going i'm really struggling to see who you would back to take points off us at Molineux. Not just because of how we are looking at home but there are some terrible away sides in that lot. As improbable as it is, if we won every one of those games we'd be on 89 pts and could lose every away game and probably still go up :eek::cool:
     
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  2. loopy lupine

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    Or, we could lose 2 and draw 2 AND lose all our away games and still have 91 points, which again should be comfortable for promotion.
     
  3. JR WAS KING

    JR WAS KING Just doesn't shut up

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    Surely 56 plus 33 is 89 points.

    Probably still enough for automatic promotion
     
  4. yammer

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    :eek: You had to go and spoil it!

    As you say though, 89 is usually enough for automatic promotion. My main point is we have a number of teams to play at Molineux who are terrible travellers.
     
  5. Chiswick_Wolf

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    They always say strong home form is the key don't they. "Win all your home games and pick up what you can away". We've only lost once and drawn once at home. Hopefully that record, or better, can be repeated second half of the season.
     
  6. And i put it to you that EVERY one of those games will be tough.

    The likes of Southampton, Charlton (i still can't get over how poor they've been this season) and Doncaster will just 'park the bus' infront of their goals. I get the feeling we're in for some frustrating home games where people think we'll win 'easily' - i just hope the fans can be patient (Am i asking too much?!) as we've seen a slight backlash from recent performances already - just look at Kazzzzzz's ridiculous thread for back up.

    Tha games against the 'better' teams such as QPR, Preston, Sheff Utd etc will be physical but probably in turn more open, therefore, i think that'll work to our advantage as the fans will be getting into it etc.

    I don't think 27 points from a possible 33 is an unrealistic target though...
     
  7. loopy lupine

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    Hmmm, in light of the revised 89, then I guess 81 might not be enough this year... Booo McCarthy out!
     
  8. kidder_wolf_II

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    Lose to Sheff Utd and QPR and draw with Preston which would meen we dropped 8 points.

    Replace them with 3 away wins and a draw and we are there. Aslong as Birmingham dont keep up their early season form.
     
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  9. 100 percent of nothing is bugger all. vic feather
     
  10. Under McCarthy we have always been very good at taking points off teams in the bottom half of the table so I don't think we need to worry about teams parking the bus too much. Where we have dropped points in recent years has been against the quality sides but this time we have only dropped points to Reading and Blues which we can afford to do given our record against the other teams in the Top 8.

    For the record we could afford to hit 1.52 ppg now (70 points over a season) and we would still end up with 89 points.
     
  11. Dorset DeWolf

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    sheff utd, cardiff, ipswich and qpr will all be very tough games, the others i would expect 3 points from
     
  12. yammer

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    Team W D L
    Sheff Utd 5 3 4
    Preston 2 4 6
    Watford 1 2 9
    Norwich 2 2 8
    Cardiff 3 7 2
    Plymouth 4 3 5
    Ipswich 3 4 5
    Charlton 1 3 8
    Southampton 4 2 6
    QPR 1 5 6
    Doncaster 1 2 9

    Some awful away records amongst that lot!
     
  13. jabbawolf

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    Football isn't like that - some of the games you mention will probably be easier than expected - some of the 'byes' will be tough and may throw up some surprises.

    If footie were that predictable, everyone would win the pools.
     
  14. Edgmond Wolf

    Edgmond Wolf MolMix Poster of the Season Runner Up 2011-2012

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    Lets concentrate on Sheffield Utd on Boxing day... Thats going to be tough

    Lets hope we come out unscathed with some points to boot

    Come on the Wolves
     
  15. Sheff Utd
    Preston
    Watford
    Norwich
    Cardiff
    Plymouth
    Ipswich
    Charlton
    Southampton
    QPR
    Doncaster

    Potential banana skins
     
  16. The first two of those are the toughest. 4 points from Sheff U & Preston would be a fine return. QPR are a good side, but only at home.
     
  17. goldeneyed

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    What's the betting Southampton, our bogey team, sneak a win? And at least one or two of those games will be frustrating games where the opposition go 1-0 up and then go 9-1-1 till the end. However, as long as we get wing and CM cover in January we should win 80% of these matches. At home we need to have two true wingers always playing to really stretch defences, so a winger signing in January will be a key to promotion imv.
     
  18. Mancwolf

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    Couldn't agree more.
     
  19. Edgmond Wolf

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    Agreed too
     
  20. Pompey Wolf

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    I seem to remember that Grimsby at home in Feb/March 2003 was a 'given' untill a certain Kevin Muscat decided to take an 'early rest'. Let's not count any chickens just yet.
     
  21. sy king

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    utter $$$$...
     
  22. Pompey Wolf

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    Out of that lot, I only really fear Sheffield United and thankfully they're our next match! PNE will be tough opponents as well.
     
  24. sy king

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    muscat :D
     
  25. Gratters

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    Looks good on paper but facing Donny or Saints when they need the win to stay up makes it a totally different game.

    One game at a time - we are not good enough to take it for granted just yet and I've noticed that other results do keep going our way - will that last ?
     
  26. Deutsch Wolf

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    They don't though, do they?

    In pretty much any year, promotion would be all but assured by now given what we've already done. It isn't because both Blues AND Reading have been up around (and at times above) the two points per game mark. For balance, West Brom and Stoke were the top two after 24 games last season and each had 44 points - less than Blues currently have, sitting in third.

    Results have been anything but "going our way".
     
  27. NOKASPLACE

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    Sheff U worries me....
    Full House, we never play well on Boxing day, they will be well up for beating us, sods law we will lose and reading will close the gap and put the pressure on prior Blackpool.

    Long Long way to go yet, before all of the promotion threads bed in.....
     
  28. Toon Wolf

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    About the only sensible thing you've ever posted! :p
     
  29. Shergar

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    Traditionally/historically a bank holiday full house has usually seen the Wolves side unable to deliver burdened by the weight of expectancy from the masses at Molineux (who normally start groaning after 10 minutes if it's still 0-0, how many times over the years have opposing managers come here with the tactic of keeping us shackled with the given that the crowd will get on the players' backs?)

    But, this team is different, we're not playing all together well but getting the results, grinding out the points. Boxing Day is interesting because of the opposition and where they are in the league, the full house, the expectancy. Usually I'd be thinking 'oh well, this is Wolves:rolleyes:' But this team will win. Attractively? who cares? - the result is everything.
     
  30. Chiswick_Wolf

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    This will be alot of people's first game of the season - back in Wolverhampton or its vicinity for Christmas. In the past we have definately failed to capitalise on these sorts of attendances. It would be fantastic if we were able to get a result and performance that had 25,500 people eager to see the next Wolves match.
     
  31. sy king

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    i agree, the stay away fans that havent seen a game (since reading) will be back. probably to a 0-0 bore draw and will chunter off back grumbling we are still $$$$...
     

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