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A Whiter Shade Of Tangerine

A Whiter Shade Of Tangerine

Twenty eight games in and any clues yet as to our likely safety from relegation come the end of the season? Looking at the statistics as they stand suggests we will!

Saturday's match against Ipswich means that we have now played against all 23 Championship opponents at least once and our record is as follows :-

Current Top 8 sides :- Plyd 8 Pts 4
Current Middle 8 sides :- Plyd 9 Pts 10
Current Bottom 8 sides :- Plyd 11 Pts 20

With 6 of our wins coming against teams below us it is probably not surprising that nearly 60% of our points to date have come from only a third of our opponents. Given that we still have to face the likes of Sheffield Wednesday, Leicester City and Preston at Bloomfield Road this should give cause for optimism.

However our meagre return of 0.5 points every time we face a promotion seeking side hints at a very tough run in for the Seasiders as we play 5 of the current Top 8 sides in our last 7 games!

This suggests that the key to survival might in fact be the points we can collect against mid table sides, where we currently average 1.11 points per game.

If our form against all three categories of opponents continues as it has done we should net a further 19 points :-

4 from the 8 games against Top 8 sides
6 from the 5 games against Middle 8 sides
9 from the 5 games against Bottom 8 sides

making an overall haul of 53 points, and barring a disaster, our Championship status secured for at least another season.



























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Writer:Sandgroanun
Date:Sunday January 20 2008
Time: 11:39PM

Comments

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And with some of lLarrys subsitutions we may well be in the mire.
platos
21/01/2008 01:12:00
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so this means that you are achieving meoiocratey hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm probably a good thing to aim for
ozanne park rangers
21/01/2008 05:52:00
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whats meoiocratey is that Cockernee Rhyming slang for summat?
pickering_hat_trick
21/01/2008 11:35:00
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And where exactly are money bags QPR at the moment?
sandgroanun
21/01/2008 11:37:00
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Interesting stats - i reckon we should pick up a few more than the 19 points we need to survive. Fingers crossed for 58 points by end of season!
tangerinelordy
21/01/2008 20:00:00
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I just love old money bags QPR, one of my favourite teams. Onwards + Upwards
SeasideEssexXile
25/01/2008 09:16:00
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