There’s (understandably) been a lot of talk of our chances to make the playoffs so I’ve knocked up a quick table to highlight the points needed over last few years… particularly as I’ve seen some posts suggesting that even getting 80+ points not being enough
I would expect that this season might buck the trend and require a higher than average points tally. But no side has got 75 points in league 1 and not made the play offs. That 78 points in the Championship 14/15 season was by ourselves
It would perhaps be classic Ipswich town to get 78 points and miss out this time round
My Spotify liked songs threw an old song into my ears on a peaceful dog walk yesterday that got me thinking.. how many songs are about our fair county or the towns, villages, locations within it?
It’s probably been done on here before and there are some obvious ones (Ed Sheehan) but I thought I’d start us off with this, which I’d not heard for a while until Spotify thought I needed to hear it again
Due to Covid. What are we saying about this then? Apologies if already posted somewhere couldn’t see anything
Seems bizarre that Spurs have gone 2 weeks without a fixture, Man United, Brentford etc. Postpone consecutive fixtures due to Covid, but Chelsea were told they had to play today, I’m pretty similar circumstances to those clubs already listed. I’m no fan of Chelsea and do believe clubs have ‘squads’ for a reason, but listening to Tuchel explain why got me thinking…. Will we see a national decision on fixtures being postponed over Christmas?
Added to that.. I’ve heard that they (premier league) assess it by percentage and the amount of vaccinated players in the squad. So basically your at more of an advantage having less players vaccinated. Those that are fully vaccinated cant call game off unless that have had absolutely loads of cases
Premier League are meeting tomorrow morning to discuss it
No info or intel, just my opinion. If we are to go down the route of a young coach then we could do a lot worse than Ryan Mason. I’d certainly view him higher than MacKenna and John Terry who have been linked.
Perhaps in the ‘too soon for them’ category like many have put Kieran Dyer, but (in my opinion anyway) there are similarities between him and Scott Parker who has so far had a successful start to football management
It might just be me here being a bit soft, but does anyone else think the finger to the mouth 🤫 celebration is a bit annoying when you see players scoring? The same goes for the cupped hand to the ear.
I understand if that player has been getting dogs abuse from the opposing support, but I’ve seen a few recently where it just seems a bit odd, particularly when that is the first thought after scoring, rather than actual celebrate..
It was added a year or so ago so not a newly added documentary, but it was the first time I’d heard of the story and the people involved.
I know there are a few on here that live in the USA and may have been in that area or followed the news in the 80s as it seemed to get quite widespread coverage.
It was genuinely interesting as it was covering a perceived ‘cult’ that set up a city of Rajneeshpuram in the wilderness in Oregon and the obvious clashes with local communities and ‘Christian values’ etc. It felt a bit shallow in terms of depth at times given the huge numbers of people involved it didn’t seem to spend a lot of time on day to day life but having done a bit of reading up since was intrigued if anyone had seen or experienced the Rajneesh
I know this gets a lot of air time on here and thought this might be a useful public service announcement
I’ve been made aware that Sunday night / Monday morning there are a number of bars and clubs (clubs that previously couldn’t open) that are throwing open their doors at 00:01 on 19th July in various “Freedom Parties” etc.
I know my local force are very likely operating on their minimum cover I.e nothing different to a Sunday night shift, which seems quite a risk (and a bit of an unnecessary one)
May not apply to all towns and cities but Sunday night (and therefore Monday morning) could be interesting if you’re going into work early in a city centre near to local hotspots..
Something a bit different to the talk and excitement about Engurland
But ‘Hunting Hitler’ On Amazon Prime.. anyone watched it / watching it?
I’ve got to say it is absolutely fascinating TV. As a bit of context it’s off the back of declassified files in 2014 showing the FBI had multiple open investigations into the whereabouts of Hitler long after the war. Sightings, testimonies etc. and a team have been piecing them together to see their credibility.
They also get access to declassified MI6, Stasi etc. files which corroborate a lot of the leads.
Like I say absolutely fascinating stuff and certainly a lot to ponder 🤔
Looking at past 5 seasons what has it taken to finish inside the top 2. Ive listed the points that the teams in 3rd accumulated and therefore still missed out on automatic (last season is obviously not included)
2019: 88 2018: 87 2017: 82 2016: 84 2015: 89
Playoffs: We know that making the playoffs generally requires 75 points to be secure
We sit on 50 points with 16 left to play. Meaning it would likely require minimum 12 wins to achieve automatic promotion and 8 wins to secure playoffs.
At this stage where we are now, we’ve been amassing 1.66 points per game, which if we continue will put us on 76 points after the final day, so we’re just about on track to be inside the top 6
We will need to up that to 2 points per game in order to seriously challenge the top 2
It’s certainly achievable (automatic promotion) but I would probably say that there are likely to be 2 of Peterborough, Lincoln, Hull and Sunderland that will finish ahead of us, based on there current PPG and our requirement for them to drop more points than us, though there is clearly a lot of football left to play for, 48 points still to play for in our case so hopefully we can stick 80+ points on the board and go up without needing the playoffs
Having a quick look through the fixture list, there are only 5 of the 12 originally programmed matches taking place today (I appreciate some will be due to the weather) There are also a handful of early January fixtures already Postponed.
I wonder what odds you would get for this season going the same way as the last and the season is declared finished in the Summer with lots of games not played due to running out of time to get them played..
[Captain obvious speaking] we need to make sure we keep ourselves inside that top 6 if/when fixtures start up again
For those mobile gamers out there.. or for those (like me) who like to have a game to occupy yourself when taking or dump or need a minute or two away from work
It’s probably not for the Football Manager generation as it’s basic to say the least but I was suckered in by our own John Wark in the Fisons home shirt on the ad. It’s simplicity means you can rattle through a season quick time
I’ve pretty much finished season 80-81 with Ipswich and sold McCall to buy Ossie Ardiles and Kevin Keegan.. There are other seasons you can play as well so a few campaigns to be had
I’m an iPhone user but I’m sure it’s on google store as well