Our last six results are : WLWWDW
. If Ollie doesn't get Manager of the Month for March with a WWDW
record, then someone else has done a magnificent job. We have finally reached the all important 50 points target, normally sufficient to ensure survival. We are now in 15th, but only a point behind 11th and 3 points behind Derby in 10th, who we play next on Sky.
The remaining 8 fixtures look challenging, there are no easy games in the Championship, but the way we are playing at the moment I reckon they are more wary of us than we are of any of them.
Derby (A) currently 10th and can't get out of reverse gear (7 points in last 10 matches- that's relegation form!)
Villa (A) - 12th (in form- won 5 of of their last 6 matches). Should be a really good game to watch.
Brighton (H) - 2nd- 6 points ahead of Huddersfield in 3rd, who have a game in hand. We are a better organised side now than when they beat us over Christmas.
Bristol City (A) - 19th (one point above relegation zone and fighting- destroyed Huddersfield at weekend)
Sheff Wed (H) - 6th, 1 point ahead of Fulham who have closed a significant gap to the teams in the play off positions- 1 win and 1 draw in their last 6 matches- no pressure on them whatsoever!
Brentford (A) - 14th (their last 10 games have seen them score 23 and concede 22!)
Forest (H) - 20th, (one point above relegation zone and in freefall- with only 12 points in their last 16 games)
Norwich (A) - 8th, 5 points behind 6th - they might have nothing to play for by the time the fixture comes around.
I have a sneaky bet on us to finish the season in the top half at 9/1.