Points, pressure or the other ‘p’ word?

25 Mar

Brentford, Wolves, Leyton Orient and, of course, Rotherham are all in League One action this evening as the campaign continues its relentless journey towards P46, with the promotion slots still nowhere near being confirmed.

Only ten games remain (for us) and everybody is talking up fantasy points totals needed to ‘secure’ promotion. Even after the victory over Coventry on Saturday, Mark Warburton told the Football League Show – “You’re going to need at least 95 points to guarantee promotion. The boys are very clear on that. We have our own private target which is private”

So with Brentford on 79 already, those 16 that Mark has ‘publically’ acknowledged that he needs equate to five wins and a draw from the last ten games. This allows for a possible four defeats for a team who have only lost five all season (and four of those by October of last year).

To read the rest of this article, season 2013/14 is now available to download onto Kindle, in full. Containing previously unseen content, you can do so here for less than the cost of one matchday programme.

 Thanks for reading over the course of the campaign. For now I need to make space on this page for any follow up.  The ‘close season’ / World Cup columns continue in full, further on in this site.

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4 Responses to “Points, pressure or the other ‘p’ word?”

  1. Rustymini March 25, 2014 at 9:21 am #

    I haven’t enjoyed a season as much as this one in years. When we were relegated last year I half expected to be watching poor football in back street wilderness’s. Okay, it’s easy to enthuse when you’re winning (something that Wolves have done precious little of in the last few years) but the quality of football under Kenny Jackett has been a revelation. Not only that but with one or two exceptions, the quality of the opposition has been up there too.
    I’ve also been impressed by some of the stadia I’ve been to this year. Colchester and Rotherham are two that I’ve been particularly impressed with. I’m hoping that I can say the same about MK Dons on Saturday when we head there with another 8,800 Wolves fans.
    I’ve already sorted out the kids clothes, scarves and season tickets for tonight. It can’t come soon enough. It’s a nice feeling.

    • nickbruzon March 25, 2014 at 7:47 pm #

      Cheers – as ever. Really hope you enjoy the rest of the season. It promises to be an exciting final run in but I’d hate to call it either way…..

  2. nick whitehouse March 25, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

    Hi Nick, Nick here, and to quote you my friend from a couple of weeks ago, the day just can’t get any better than this, not only do we score with the last kick of the game and the Bees get trounced, but I’ve just seen Orient score.
    UTW

    • nickbruzon March 26, 2014 at 5:59 am #

      Hi Nick – many thanks for your comment and please, do feel free to quote me. I’ll stand by anything I said.
      A good win for Wolves last night (eventually) and the Bees have certainly had the proverbial ‘bad day at the office’. Its yours to lose, in theory, but there’s still a long way to go.
      Regardless, I can still only see Brentford and Wolves going up – in either order

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