Well you think you were close last week, i was even closer. If you take a look back i predicted a 3-1 against Watford with Akinbiyi scoring 2 and Thommo scoring once with Helguson scoring for them. Not bad considering i had 4 scorers to name!
"England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality. In left-wing circles it is always felt that there is something slightly disgraceful in being an Englishman and that it is a duty to snigger at every English institution" George Orwell
hum - they let rotherham stick 5 past them a few weeks back... so i'm putting a fiver on us to win at about 2 and 1/2 to 1... we look like scoring in most games whether we keep a clean sheet will decide the outcome.
We shall see. For now, I'm sticking to my story that Eustace is the original and continuing reason why we are on the edge of the play-offs instead of in the bottom three. This is an odd thread, by the way, because it's practically unanimous that Stoke are going to take all three points. Yet, if you go to the Prediction League, it's running about 2:1 in favor of a Reading win (63 against 32). In order to stay in contention, Stoke have to win either this one or the Sunderland game. My memory is that we always do pretty well against Sunderland, so I'm still hopeful we'll take that one.
Post by lurcherthelurker on Mar 12, 2004 20:42:02 GMT
Mr Sfance, was just about to post the stats from there, but will do it anyway ;D
2 people going for a Reading win 3-2 4 people going for a Reading win 3-1 3 people going for a Reading win 3-0 2 People going for a Stoke Win 3-2 7 people going for a 2-2 draw 19 people going for a Reading win 2-1 17 people going for a Reading win 2-0 7 People going for a Stoke Win 3-1 15 People going for a Stoke Win 2-1 18 people going for a 1-1 draw 18 people going for a Reading win 1-0 4 People going for a Stoke Win 2-0 4 People going for a Stoke Win 1-0
Post by Lakeland Potter on Mar 12, 2004 21:11:33 GMT
Actually, Sfance, an average of 1 point from our away games and 3 points from our home games would put us on 74 points at the end of the season. So technically we would still be on track with two draws. However, a win from one of the next 2 away games would be nice and would help make up for the almost inevitable loss of a few points at home.
Incidentally, Eustace is my player of the season but I think Taggart has made the difference. 9 wins and 1 draw from his 10 games speaks for itself. I can't ever remember stats like that from a Stoke team and I go back a long way.