I guess many will wait on tonight's Plymouth result before deciding. If Plymouth win then Charlton will need a win to guarantee their play off place. A Plymouth defeat tonight will leave Charlton 3 points ahead and a better goal difference of at least +5
Have really damaged our season. Certainly home draws - at the same stage of last season's 'superb' season our record was Pld43 W18 D10 L15. At this stage of our 'shite' season we have Pld43 W10 D17 L16. So we have lost roughly the same amount of games but we've not turned those home draws into wins for various reasons (bad luck,mistakes,not taking chances). Certainly there's at least 4 extra games we should have won (Northampton,Portsmouth,Oldham,Bradford). Funnily enough a point tonight would get us out of the bottom 4 but we really are desperate for 3 after only drawing the last 2 we should have won. Those 4 extra points last week would have meant a win tonight would have put us safe - the fine lines of staying up or going down.
After playing some superb football and gaining some incredible results over this past month or so but not actually getting out of the bottom 4... what would it mean to do it on Tuesday night against local rivals and relegation rivals? It is really the first time it's been in our own hands to do so too. Could it be the difference between staying up or going down? To have 2 home games to follow ( I know our home form hasn't been it's usual self - but it really is our best chance of winning games ) we could really make it count. Likewise - how damaging would it be to still be in the relegation places come 9.45 pm Tuesday night? A high tempo start and early goals is the key.
With Rochdale on 35 points I'm guessing we haven't played many teams under Hill in the league 43 points ahead of us! Quite staggering really and as poor as we've been points wise - Shrewsbury are having a remarkable season. I'm sure I read that they'd won 17 or 18 of their games by 1 goal and they've also won 11 away games. Crazy I don't even think they'll go up automatically - with Wigan and Blackburn just behind them and having played less games and with far bigger squads. Hopefully we can upset the formbook on Friday - after all they did get beaten at gigg lane earlier in the season. At least we shouldn't have any excuses of them coming looking for a draw or being negative - I'm sure they'll fancy their chances of beating us.