Burnley star Ross Wallace targets Championship title

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WINGER Ross Wallace says second-placed Burnley should keep looking up the table, insisting the Championship title should not be written off.

Leicester were favourites to clinch top spot after racing into an 11-point lead.

Burnley pegged that gap back to five after Sunday’s derby win, although the Foxes went eight aheadby beating Barnsley last night.

But with Leicester still to visit Turf Moor – at the end of the month, Wallace is looking to close in on the long-term leaders.

“For me personally I think ‘why don’t we catch Leicester?’,” said the Scot, ahead of tonight’s game at Birmingham City (7.45pm).

“They might drop points and start to get a bit edgy and if we keep winning games who knows? We can be looking up instead of looking behind us.

“We’ve still got to play them at home so there could be a few twists and turns in the season.

“We’re in a healthy position. We’d rather be in the position we’re in now rather than the team's behind us.

“But we’d rather be top of the league. We’ll just keep going and hopefully we’ll see come the end of the season, but there’s no reason why we can’t catch them.”

And Wallace says Sunday’s derby delight can inspire them for the rest of the season.

“You can’t describe the feeling at the end. I’d love to bottle it up,” he said.

“It’s a great feeling when you get on the pitch and look up to the stands and see all the fans buzzing at the end,” said the 28-year-old, who played a significant part in beating Blackburn after coming off the bench and providing the assist for Jason Shackell to equalise, before having a hand in Danny Ings’ winner.

“It was good to get on the pitch and get that proper match buzz again.

“There’s no better feeling than winning, especially away at Blackburn.

“I got on against Bournemouth, which was a buzz, but this was the first big game with a big atmosphere,” said the former Celtic winger.

“It’s not an Old Firm but it’s not far off, you can feel the intensity. They don’t like each other!

“And it was good to feel a proper part of it.

“But hopefully there are more celebrations to come.

“It’s the old cliche, the next game’s the big one.

“We know what we’ve got to do. We just have to do what we’ve done all season, playing well, working hard, running hard and closing teams down, working hard for each other.

“If we just continue what we’ve been doing and give good service to Ingsy and Vokesy (Sam Vokes) to get more goals and hopefully more wins.

“We want to win every match. The next game’s at Birmingham and there are another three points up for grabs.

“We go into that focused again.”

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9:30am Wed 12 Mar 14

stevewhipp says...

As much as I would like to agree with Ross, it's unrealistic, with the form the Foxes are in. But, as they've said all season, one game at a time!
Got a chance to extend to 10 points tonight against an out of form Brum. We shall see.

UTC!!!!
As much as I would like to agree with Ross, it's unrealistic, with the form the Foxes are in. But, as they've said all season, one game at a time! Got a chance to extend to 10 points tonight against an out of form Brum. We shall see. UTC!!!! stevewhipp
  • Score: 5

10:00am Wed 12 Mar 14

TurfMoorTom says...

You've got to admire the confidence though there are two teams chasing us with a similar gap and I think it's more likely Derby or QPR would catch us than us catch Leicester
You've got to admire the confidence though there are two teams chasing us with a similar gap and I think it's more likely Derby or QPR would catch us than us catch Leicester TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -12

10:02am Wed 12 Mar 14

stevewhipp says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
You've got to admire the confidence though there are two teams chasing us with a similar gap and I think it's more likely Derby or QPR would catch us than us catch Leicester
Even more likely that neither happen and we go up in 2nd.
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: You've got to admire the confidence though there are two teams chasing us with a similar gap and I think it's more likely Derby or QPR would catch us than us catch Leicester[/p][/quote]Even more likely that neither happen and we go up in 2nd. stevewhipp
  • Score: 9

10:07am Wed 12 Mar 14

Champagne plus charlie says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
You've got to admire the confidence though there are two teams chasing us with a similar gap and I think it's more likely Derby or QPR would catch us than us catch Leicester
Shut up you Blackburn inbred
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: You've got to admire the confidence though there are two teams chasing us with a similar gap and I think it's more likely Derby or QPR would catch us than us catch Leicester[/p][/quote]Shut up you Blackburn inbred Champagne plus charlie
  • Score: 11

10:59am Wed 12 Mar 14

houseclaret says...

And why not. The law of averages says Leicester (a very good outfit without a doubt) will stumble at some point. A win for us tonight keeps the pressure on them and would give us a massive 10 point cushion over Derby, who I'm sure haven't given up on catching us. The home game against Leicester could be crucial. Not seen Leicester's run-in of fixtures but it can't be any easier (I say that guardedly) than ours. The home games against them and Wigan and away to Reading are probably the hardest we have left, and even Reading are falling away at the moment.
At least as far as auto-promotion is concerned, after last night we can afford a draw (or even a defeat) tonight and it won't be a disaster. What a good place to be, eh?
Just a footnote: am I the only one who thinks Redknapp is massively overated? QPR are looking like play-off material at best now, and with the money they've spent you would expect better. I've never rated him as much as others, he's all hype. He's never actually achieved much as he?
And why not. The law of averages says Leicester (a very good outfit without a doubt) will stumble at some point. A win for us tonight keeps the pressure on them and would give us a massive 10 point cushion over Derby, who I'm sure haven't given up on catching us. The home game against Leicester could be crucial. Not seen Leicester's run-in of fixtures but it can't be any easier (I say that guardedly) than ours. The home games against them and Wigan and away to Reading are probably the hardest we have left, and even Reading are falling away at the moment. At least as far as auto-promotion is concerned, after last night we can afford a draw (or even a defeat) tonight and it won't be a disaster. What a good place to be, eh? Just a footnote: am I the only one who thinks Redknapp is massively overated? QPR are looking like play-off material at best now, and with the money they've spent you would expect better. I've never rated him as much as others, he's all hype. He's never actually achieved much as he? houseclaret
  • Score: 5

11:29am Wed 12 Mar 14

mjp 53 says...

houseclaret wrote:
And why not. The law of averages says Leicester (a very good outfit without a doubt) will stumble at some point. A win for us tonight keeps the pressure on them and would give us a massive 10 point cushion over Derby, who I'm sure haven't given up on catching us. The home game against Leicester could be crucial. Not seen Leicester's run-in of fixtures but it can't be any easier (I say that guardedly) than ours. The home games against them and Wigan and away to Reading are probably the hardest we have left, and even Reading are falling away at the moment. At least as far as auto-promotion is concerned, after last night we can afford a draw (or even a defeat) tonight and it won't be a disaster. What a good place to be, eh? Just a footnote: am I the only one who thinks Redknapp is massively overated? QPR are looking like play-off material at best now, and with the money they've spent you would expect better. I've never rated him as much as others, he's all hype. He's never actually achieved much as he?
Leicester have a really tough April , games against Reading ,QPR, Leeds and there game in hand is away at Wigan. I envisage another 6 wins should do it, as Derby and QPR would then need to win 9 of their remaining games which would be a mighty tall ask with their form at present. I think if we can get to within 2 pointsof Leicester they may feel the pressure.
[quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: And why not. The law of averages says Leicester (a very good outfit without a doubt) will stumble at some point. A win for us tonight keeps the pressure on them and would give us a massive 10 point cushion over Derby, who I'm sure haven't given up on catching us. The home game against Leicester could be crucial. Not seen Leicester's run-in of fixtures but it can't be any easier (I say that guardedly) than ours. The home games against them and Wigan and away to Reading are probably the hardest we have left, and even Reading are falling away at the moment. At least as far as auto-promotion is concerned, after last night we can afford a draw (or even a defeat) tonight and it won't be a disaster. What a good place to be, eh? Just a footnote: am I the only one who thinks Redknapp is massively overated? QPR are looking like play-off material at best now, and with the money they've spent you would expect better. I've never rated him as much as others, he's all hype. He's never actually achieved much as he?[/p][/quote]Leicester have a really tough April , games against Reading ,QPR, Leeds and there game in hand is away at Wigan. I envisage another 6 wins should do it, as Derby and QPR would then need to win 9 of their remaining games which would be a mighty tall ask with their form at present. I think if we can get to within 2 pointsof Leicester they may feel the pressure. mjp 53
  • Score: 4

11:46am Wed 12 Mar 14

TurfMoorTom says...

houseclaret wrote:
And why not. The law of averages says Leicester (a very good outfit without a doubt) will stumble at some point. A win for us tonight keeps the pressure on them and would give us a massive 10 point cushion over Derby, who I'm sure haven't given up on catching us. The home game against Leicester could be crucial. Not seen Leicester's run-in of fixtures but it can't be any easier (I say that guardedly) than ours. The home games against them and Wigan and away to Reading are probably the hardest we have left, and even Reading are falling away at the moment.
At least as far as auto-promotion is concerned, after last night we can afford a draw (or even a defeat) tonight and it won't be a disaster. What a good place to be, eh?
Just a footnote: am I the only one who thinks Redknapp is massively overated? QPR are looking like play-off material at best now, and with the money they've spent you would expect better. I've never rated him as much as others, he's all hype. He's never actually achieved much as he?
But the law of averages also says we'll similarly stumble at some point? Or even a long term injury or three? Or maybe our luck will last forever.............
.......
[quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: And why not. The law of averages says Leicester (a very good outfit without a doubt) will stumble at some point. A win for us tonight keeps the pressure on them and would give us a massive 10 point cushion over Derby, who I'm sure haven't given up on catching us. The home game against Leicester could be crucial. Not seen Leicester's run-in of fixtures but it can't be any easier (I say that guardedly) than ours. The home games against them and Wigan and away to Reading are probably the hardest we have left, and even Reading are falling away at the moment. At least as far as auto-promotion is concerned, after last night we can afford a draw (or even a defeat) tonight and it won't be a disaster. What a good place to be, eh? Just a footnote: am I the only one who thinks Redknapp is massively overated? QPR are looking like play-off material at best now, and with the money they've spent you would expect better. I've never rated him as much as others, he's all hype. He's never actually achieved much as he?[/p][/quote]But the law of averages also says we'll similarly stumble at some point? Or even a long term injury or three? Or maybe our luck will last forever............. ....... TurfMoorTom
  • Score: -5

11:48am Wed 12 Mar 14

twquick says...

Only one possible way to catch LC, keep winning. I'm all for that. GO CLARETS!!
Only one possible way to catch LC, keep winning. I'm all for that. GO CLARETS!! twquick
  • Score: 2

12:06pm Wed 12 Mar 14

midas says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
houseclaret wrote: And why not. The law of averages says Leicester (a very good outfit without a doubt) will stumble at some point. A win for us tonight keeps the pressure on them and would give us a massive 10 point cushion over Derby, who I'm sure haven't given up on catching us. The home game against Leicester could be crucial. Not seen Leicester's run-in of fixtures but it can't be any easier (I say that guardedly) than ours. The home games against them and Wigan and away to Reading are probably the hardest we have left, and even Reading are falling away at the moment. At least as far as auto-promotion is concerned, after last night we can afford a draw (or even a defeat) tonight and it won't be a disaster. What a good place to be, eh? Just a footnote: am I the only one who thinks Redknapp is massively overated? QPR are looking like play-off material at best now, and with the money they've spent you would expect better. I've never rated him as much as others, he's all hype. He's never actually achieved much as he?
But the law of averages also says we'll similarly stumble at some point? Or even a long term injury or three? Or maybe our luck will last forever............. .......
We have already had our stumble remember what you were posting when we had 4 draws on the run!
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: And why not. The law of averages says Leicester (a very good outfit without a doubt) will stumble at some point. A win for us tonight keeps the pressure on them and would give us a massive 10 point cushion over Derby, who I'm sure haven't given up on catching us. The home game against Leicester could be crucial. Not seen Leicester's run-in of fixtures but it can't be any easier (I say that guardedly) than ours. The home games against them and Wigan and away to Reading are probably the hardest we have left, and even Reading are falling away at the moment. At least as far as auto-promotion is concerned, after last night we can afford a draw (or even a defeat) tonight and it won't be a disaster. What a good place to be, eh? Just a footnote: am I the only one who thinks Redknapp is massively overated? QPR are looking like play-off material at best now, and with the money they've spent you would expect better. I've never rated him as much as others, he's all hype. He's never actually achieved much as he?[/p][/quote]But the law of averages also says we'll similarly stumble at some point? Or even a long term injury or three? Or maybe our luck will last forever............. .......[/p][/quote]We have already had our stumble remember what you were posting when we had 4 draws on the run! midas
  • Score: 2

12:11pm Wed 12 Mar 14

masher50 says...

TurfMoorTom wrote:
You've got to admire the confidence though there are two teams chasing us with a similar gap and I think it's more likely Derby or QPR would catch us than us catch Leicester
you're never alone with schizophrenia....
[quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: You've got to admire the confidence though there are two teams chasing us with a similar gap and I think it's more likely Derby or QPR would catch us than us catch Leicester[/p][/quote]you're never alone with schizophrenia.... masher50
  • Score: 6

12:17pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Super_Clarets says...

12 games to go.

6 home: Leeds, Doncaster, Leicester, Middlesbrough, Wigan, Ipswich.
6 away: Birmingham, Charlton, Watford, Barnsley, Blackpool, Reading.

16 points from the remaining games would see us on 85 points, likely to be good enough this season for a 2nd place finish and automatic promotion.

4 wins and 4 draws out of those remaining 12 games will give us the 16 points. This is certainly achievable given that we've lost only 3 games this season.

6 wins and 4 draws however puts us on 91 points. If we can keep pace with Leicester and beat them at home I can see them becoming a bit edgy given their tough run-in and perhaps they will drop a few points before the end of the season.
12 games to go. 6 home: Leeds, Doncaster, Leicester, Middlesbrough, Wigan, Ipswich. 6 away: Birmingham, Charlton, Watford, Barnsley, Blackpool, Reading. 16 points from the remaining games would see us on 85 points, likely to be good enough this season for a 2nd place finish and automatic promotion. 4 wins and 4 draws out of those remaining 12 games will give us the 16 points. This is certainly achievable given that we've lost only 3 games this season. 6 wins and 4 draws however puts us on 91 points. If we can keep pace with Leicester and beat them at home I can see them becoming a bit edgy given their tough run-in and perhaps they will drop a few points before the end of the season. Super_Clarets
  • Score: 8

12:57pm Wed 12 Mar 14

houseclaret says...

midas wrote:
TurfMoorTom wrote:
houseclaret wrote: And why not. The law of averages says Leicester (a very good outfit without a doubt) will stumble at some point. A win for us tonight keeps the pressure on them and would give us a massive 10 point cushion over Derby, who I'm sure haven't given up on catching us. The home game against Leicester could be crucial. Not seen Leicester's run-in of fixtures but it can't be any easier (I say that guardedly) than ours. The home games against them and Wigan and away to Reading are probably the hardest we have left, and even Reading are falling away at the moment. At least as far as auto-promotion is concerned, after last night we can afford a draw (or even a defeat) tonight and it won't be a disaster. What a good place to be, eh? Just a footnote: am I the only one who thinks Redknapp is massively overated? QPR are looking like play-off material at best now, and with the money they've spent you would expect better. I've never rated him as much as others, he's all hype. He's never actually achieved much as he?
But the law of averages also says we'll similarly stumble at some point? Or even a long term injury or three? Or maybe our luck will last forever............. .......
We have already had our stumble remember what you were posting when we had 4 draws on the run!
Ignore him Midas, I do.
[quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TurfMoorTom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: And why not. The law of averages says Leicester (a very good outfit without a doubt) will stumble at some point. A win for us tonight keeps the pressure on them and would give us a massive 10 point cushion over Derby, who I'm sure haven't given up on catching us. The home game against Leicester could be crucial. Not seen Leicester's run-in of fixtures but it can't be any easier (I say that guardedly) than ours. The home games against them and Wigan and away to Reading are probably the hardest we have left, and even Reading are falling away at the moment. At least as far as auto-promotion is concerned, after last night we can afford a draw (or even a defeat) tonight and it won't be a disaster. What a good place to be, eh? Just a footnote: am I the only one who thinks Redknapp is massively overated? QPR are looking like play-off material at best now, and with the money they've spent you would expect better. I've never rated him as much as others, he's all hype. He's never actually achieved much as he?[/p][/quote]But the law of averages also says we'll similarly stumble at some point? Or even a long term injury or three? Or maybe our luck will last forever............. .......[/p][/quote]We have already had our stumble remember what you were posting when we had 4 draws on the run![/p][/quote]Ignore him Midas, I do. houseclaret
  • Score: 4

1:15pm Wed 12 Mar 14

houseclaret says...

Super_Clarets wrote:
12 games to go.

6 home: Leeds, Doncaster, Leicester, Middlesbrough, Wigan, Ipswich.
6 away: Birmingham, Charlton, Watford, Barnsley, Blackpool, Reading.

16 points from the remaining games would see us on 85 points, likely to be good enough this season for a 2nd place finish and automatic promotion.

4 wins and 4 draws out of those remaining 12 games will give us the 16 points. This is certainly achievable given that we've lost only 3 games this season.

6 wins and 4 draws however puts us on 91 points. If we can keep pace with Leicester and beat them at home I can see them becoming a bit edgy given their tough run-in and perhaps they will drop a few points before the end of the season.
Leeds, Doncaster, Middlesborough and Ipswich at home would be upsets if we didn't win. Birmingham, Charlton, Barnsley and Blackpool away ditto. I'm not saying we'll win all of them (probably not) but they are all games where we would be favourites to win. There's 24 points with four other games to play. Leicester and Wigan at home will be hard but even these are winnable (we've drawn away to Leicester DURING their current run). The main thing will be tonight in my opinion. If we can get that one in the bag then it will surely dishearten Derby (I think QPR are "on the ropes" to be honest).
The thing is to keep doing the simple things well (as Sean the Man will insist) and things should take care of themselves. Never has the old cliche "it's in our hands entirely" been more true.
The only problem with the above theory is that our 3 defeats this season have all been to mediocre teams who we should have got something from but I'm sure that Sean won't let any complacency creep in at this vital stage.
[quote][p][bold]Super_Clarets[/bold] wrote: 12 games to go. 6 home: Leeds, Doncaster, Leicester, Middlesbrough, Wigan, Ipswich. 6 away: Birmingham, Charlton, Watford, Barnsley, Blackpool, Reading. 16 points from the remaining games would see us on 85 points, likely to be good enough this season for a 2nd place finish and automatic promotion. 4 wins and 4 draws out of those remaining 12 games will give us the 16 points. This is certainly achievable given that we've lost only 3 games this season. 6 wins and 4 draws however puts us on 91 points. If we can keep pace with Leicester and beat them at home I can see them becoming a bit edgy given their tough run-in and perhaps they will drop a few points before the end of the season.[/p][/quote]Leeds, Doncaster, Middlesborough and Ipswich at home would be upsets if we didn't win. Birmingham, Charlton, Barnsley and Blackpool away ditto. I'm not saying we'll win all of them (probably not) but they are all games where we would be favourites to win. There's 24 points with four other games to play. Leicester and Wigan at home will be hard but even these are winnable (we've drawn away to Leicester DURING their current run). The main thing will be tonight in my opinion. If we can get that one in the bag then it will surely dishearten Derby (I think QPR are "on the ropes" to be honest). The thing is to keep doing the simple things well (as Sean the Man will insist) and things should take care of themselves. Never has the old cliche "it's in our hands entirely" been more true. The only problem with the above theory is that our 3 defeats this season have all been to mediocre teams who we should have got something from but I'm sure that Sean won't let any complacency creep in at this vital stage. houseclaret
  • Score: 1

2:04pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Bill Carson says...

I can see Sean Dyke becoming the next Owen Coyle. Another flash in the pan season in the Prem, relegation a forgone conclusion and the ginger Mourinho stepping sideways to maintain his newfound PL managerial status. So enjoy your moment Dingles, it won't last and YOU know it!
I can see Sean Dyke becoming the next Owen Coyle. Another flash in the pan season in the Prem, relegation a forgone conclusion and the ginger Mourinho stepping sideways to maintain his newfound PL managerial status. So enjoy your moment Dingles, it won't last and YOU know it! Bill Carson
  • Score: -3

2:15pm Wed 12 Mar 14

tall in the saddle says...

houseclaret wrote:
And why not. The law of averages says Leicester (a very good outfit without a doubt) will stumble at some point. A win for us tonight keeps the pressure on them and would give us a massive 10 point cushion over Derby, who I'm sure haven't given up on catching us. The home game against Leicester could be crucial. Not seen Leicester's run-in of fixtures but it can't be any easier (I say that guardedly) than ours. The home games against them and Wigan and away to Reading are probably the hardest we have left, and even Reading are falling away at the moment.
At least as far as auto-promotion is concerned, after last night we can afford a draw (or even a defeat) tonight and it won't be a disaster. What a good place to be, eh?
Just a footnote: am I the only one who thinks Redknapp is massively overated? QPR are looking like play-off material at best now, and with the money they've spent you would expect better. I've never rated him as much as others, he's all hype. He's never actually achieved much as he?
I suppose you can say that there are two ways to achieve promotion. Manage the team and club resources and optimize them or just throw money at the project. SD manages the team in every way in their daily routine. ‘Arry:- well …. draw your own conclusions.
[quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: And why not. The law of averages says Leicester (a very good outfit without a doubt) will stumble at some point. A win for us tonight keeps the pressure on them and would give us a massive 10 point cushion over Derby, who I'm sure haven't given up on catching us. The home game against Leicester could be crucial. Not seen Leicester's run-in of fixtures but it can't be any easier (I say that guardedly) than ours. The home games against them and Wigan and away to Reading are probably the hardest we have left, and even Reading are falling away at the moment. At least as far as auto-promotion is concerned, after last night we can afford a draw (or even a defeat) tonight and it won't be a disaster. What a good place to be, eh? Just a footnote: am I the only one who thinks Redknapp is massively overated? QPR are looking like play-off material at best now, and with the money they've spent you would expect better. I've never rated him as much as others, he's all hype. He's never actually achieved much as he?[/p][/quote]I suppose you can say that there are two ways to achieve promotion. Manage the team and club resources and optimize them or just throw money at the project. SD manages the team in every way in their daily routine. ‘Arry:- well …. draw your own conclusions. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 0

2:22pm Wed 12 Mar 14

tall in the saddle says...

Bill Carson wrote:
I can see Sean Dyke becoming the next Owen Coyle. Another flash in the pan season in the Prem, relegation a forgone conclusion and the ginger Mourinho stepping sideways to maintain his newfound PL managerial status. So enjoy your moment Dingles, it won't last and YOU know it!
Shows just what you know then – FA. Not comparable. You have never studied their methods or you wouldn’t make such a stupid comment. Sean Dyche – never lost to Blackburn Rovers as Burnley manager. Probably never will now.
[quote][p][bold]Bill Carson[/bold] wrote: I can see Sean Dyke becoming the next Owen Coyle. Another flash in the pan season in the Prem, relegation a forgone conclusion and the ginger Mourinho stepping sideways to maintain his newfound PL managerial status. So enjoy your moment Dingles, it won't last and YOU know it![/p][/quote]Shows just what you know then – FA. Not comparable. You have never studied their methods or you wouldn’t make such a stupid comment. Sean Dyche – never lost to Blackburn Rovers as Burnley manager. Probably never will now. tall in the saddle
  • Score: 1

2:31pm Wed 12 Mar 14

houseclaret says...

Bill Carson wrote:
I can see Sean Dyke becoming the next Owen Coyle. Another flash in the pan season in the Prem, relegation a forgone conclusion and the ginger Mourinho stepping sideways to maintain his newfound PL managerial status. So enjoy your moment Dingles, it won't last and YOU know it!
Another one from the wishlist posted as a prediction. When will you lot ever get fed up of making "predictions" that are simply what you want to happen as opposed to anything tangible and real. I'll give you a prediction: apart from possibly Rhodes no-one will approach Rovers in the close season for players or management because you haven't got anything anybody wants.
I could list all the predictions the jealous ones have made on here in the last 6 months but, frankly, I can't be bothered. Suffice to say that every one, without exception, has been wrong.
Onwards and upwards.
[quote][p][bold]Bill Carson[/bold] wrote: I can see Sean Dyke becoming the next Owen Coyle. Another flash in the pan season in the Prem, relegation a forgone conclusion and the ginger Mourinho stepping sideways to maintain his newfound PL managerial status. So enjoy your moment Dingles, it won't last and YOU know it![/p][/quote]Another one from the wishlist posted as a prediction. When will you lot ever get fed up of making "predictions" that are simply what you want to happen as opposed to anything tangible and real. I'll give you a prediction: apart from possibly Rhodes no-one will approach Rovers in the close season for players or management because you haven't got anything anybody wants. I could list all the predictions the jealous ones have made on here in the last 6 months but, frankly, I can't be bothered. Suffice to say that every one, without exception, has been wrong. Onwards and upwards. houseclaret
  • Score: 0

2:40pm Wed 12 Mar 14

houseclaret says...

tall in the saddle wrote:
houseclaret wrote:
And why not. The law of averages says Leicester (a very good outfit without a doubt) will stumble at some point. A win for us tonight keeps the pressure on them and would give us a massive 10 point cushion over Derby, who I'm sure haven't given up on catching us. The home game against Leicester could be crucial. Not seen Leicester's run-in of fixtures but it can't be any easier (I say that guardedly) than ours. The home games against them and Wigan and away to Reading are probably the hardest we have left, and even Reading are falling away at the moment.
At least as far as auto-promotion is concerned, after last night we can afford a draw (or even a defeat) tonight and it won't be a disaster. What a good place to be, eh?
Just a footnote: am I the only one who thinks Redknapp is massively overated? QPR are looking like play-off material at best now, and with the money they've spent you would expect better. I've never rated him as much as others, he's all hype. He's never actually achieved much as he?
I suppose you can say that there are two ways to achieve promotion. Manage the team and club resources and optimize them or just throw money at the project. SD manages the team in every way in their daily routine. ‘Arry:- well …. draw your own conclusions.
My conclusion about the, decent enough, 'arry is that he has never, to the best of my knowledge, ever achieved anything much of note (FA Cup win with the hammers was it?). Why is it that whenever the England manager's job comes up he seems to be the first on everyone's list? It baffles me. His performance thus far at QPR is a case in point, he's had millions and yet he is in charge of a team that is stuttering despite possibly the best "squad" in the division. His comment about how a team couldn't help but miss Charlie Austin is proven rubbish by taking a look at the league table and observing the last team that "missed" Charlie.
Nice enough chap but over-hyped and probably over-paid.
[quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: And why not. The law of averages says Leicester (a very good outfit without a doubt) will stumble at some point. A win for us tonight keeps the pressure on them and would give us a massive 10 point cushion over Derby, who I'm sure haven't given up on catching us. The home game against Leicester could be crucial. Not seen Leicester's run-in of fixtures but it can't be any easier (I say that guardedly) than ours. The home games against them and Wigan and away to Reading are probably the hardest we have left, and even Reading are falling away at the moment. At least as far as auto-promotion is concerned, after last night we can afford a draw (or even a defeat) tonight and it won't be a disaster. What a good place to be, eh? Just a footnote: am I the only one who thinks Redknapp is massively overated? QPR are looking like play-off material at best now, and with the money they've spent you would expect better. I've never rated him as much as others, he's all hype. He's never actually achieved much as he?[/p][/quote]I suppose you can say that there are two ways to achieve promotion. Manage the team and club resources and optimize them or just throw money at the project. SD manages the team in every way in their daily routine. ‘Arry:- well …. draw your own conclusions.[/p][/quote]My conclusion about the, decent enough, 'arry is that he has never, to the best of my knowledge, ever achieved anything much of note (FA Cup win with the hammers was it?). Why is it that whenever the England manager's job comes up he seems to be the first on everyone's list? It baffles me. His performance thus far at QPR is a case in point, he's had millions and yet he is in charge of a team that is stuttering despite possibly the best "squad" in the division. His comment about how a team couldn't help but miss Charlie Austin is proven rubbish by taking a look at the league table and observing the last team that "missed" Charlie. Nice enough chap but over-hyped and probably over-paid. houseclaret
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5:23pm Wed 12 Mar 14

RobH2O says...

Leicester have got to lose 2 and draw where we pull out three wins to move ahead by one, over a 12 game prial. That's 25% of the fixtures left going, by their standards, ti.ts-up. The longer that they go forward wining, the greater the percentage of the games left that need to go ti.its-up becomes. The odds stretch dramatically. Beating them at the Turf on 29th March (assuming we win tonight and Saturday, and they win Saturday) is crucial. If we win tonight and Saturday, and they win Saturday then the odds on us catching them are reasonable. If we draw either the odds go out to near 60-1.

Lets keep winning! COYC
Leicester have got to lose 2 and draw where we pull out three wins to move ahead by one, over a 12 game prial. That's 25% of the fixtures left going, by their standards, ti.ts-up. The longer that they go forward wining, the greater the percentage of the games left that need to go ti.its-up becomes. The odds stretch dramatically. Beating them at the Turf on 29th March (assuming we win tonight and Saturday, and they win Saturday) is crucial. If we win tonight and Saturday, and they win Saturday then the odds on us catching them are reasonable. If we draw either the odds go out to near 60-1. Lets keep winning! COYC RobH2O
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5:23pm Wed 12 Mar 14

tall in the saddle says...

houseclaret wrote:
tall in the saddle wrote:
houseclaret wrote:
And why not. The law of averages says Leicester (a very good outfit without a doubt) will stumble at some point. A win for us tonight keeps the pressure on them and would give us a massive 10 point cushion over Derby, who I'm sure haven't given up on catching us. The home game against Leicester could be crucial. Not seen Leicester's run-in of fixtures but it can't be any easier (I say that guardedly) than ours. The home games against them and Wigan and away to Reading are probably the hardest we have left, and even Reading are falling away at the moment.
At least as far as auto-promotion is concerned, after last night we can afford a draw (or even a defeat) tonight and it won't be a disaster. What a good place to be, eh?
Just a footnote: am I the only one who thinks Redknapp is massively overated? QPR are looking like play-off material at best now, and with the money they've spent you would expect better. I've never rated him as much as others, he's all hype. He's never actually achieved much as he?
I suppose you can say that there are two ways to achieve promotion. Manage the team and club resources and optimize them or just throw money at the project. SD manages the team in every way in their daily routine. ‘Arry:- well …. draw your own conclusions.
My conclusion about the, decent enough, 'arry is that he has never, to the best of my knowledge, ever achieved anything much of note (FA Cup win with the hammers was it?). Why is it that whenever the England manager's job comes up he seems to be the first on everyone's list? It baffles me. His performance thus far at QPR is a case in point, he's had millions and yet he is in charge of a team that is stuttering despite possibly the best "squad" in the division. His comment about how a team couldn't help but miss Charlie Austin is proven rubbish by taking a look at the league table and observing the last team that "missed" Charlie.
Nice enough chap but over-hyped and probably over-paid.
Did he not win the cup with Portsmouth 2008? Without Charlie Austin they would be mid-table- no question. Arry’s name pops up for the England job because there is a dearth of English managers. Look who’s got the job now. He’s the most negative, tactically illiterate manager they could have picked. This is because clubs love these foreign managers because many are foreign owned and look how most of these owners perform. Venkys (funnier than the Morcambe and Wise Christmas shows used to be). Tan at Cardiff sacked an excellent manager and they will probably get relegated. Birmingham’s owner from Hong Kong is going to jail and Chelsea’s owner is a friend of a despot and the list goes on. Fortunately there are some good young British managers beginning to emerge out of the morass. Two excellent one’s who spring to mind are:- Brendan Rodgers and Sean Dyche.
[quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tall in the saddle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]houseclaret[/bold] wrote: And why not. The law of averages says Leicester (a very good outfit without a doubt) will stumble at some point. A win for us tonight keeps the pressure on them and would give us a massive 10 point cushion over Derby, who I'm sure haven't given up on catching us. The home game against Leicester could be crucial. Not seen Leicester's run-in of fixtures but it can't be any easier (I say that guardedly) than ours. The home games against them and Wigan and away to Reading are probably the hardest we have left, and even Reading are falling away at the moment. At least as far as auto-promotion is concerned, after last night we can afford a draw (or even a defeat) tonight and it won't be a disaster. What a good place to be, eh? Just a footnote: am I the only one who thinks Redknapp is massively overated? QPR are looking like play-off material at best now, and with the money they've spent you would expect better. I've never rated him as much as others, he's all hype. He's never actually achieved much as he?[/p][/quote]I suppose you can say that there are two ways to achieve promotion. Manage the team and club resources and optimize them or just throw money at the project. SD manages the team in every way in their daily routine. ‘Arry:- well …. draw your own conclusions.[/p][/quote]My conclusion about the, decent enough, 'arry is that he has never, to the best of my knowledge, ever achieved anything much of note (FA Cup win with the hammers was it?). Why is it that whenever the England manager's job comes up he seems to be the first on everyone's list? It baffles me. His performance thus far at QPR is a case in point, he's had millions and yet he is in charge of a team that is stuttering despite possibly the best "squad" in the division. His comment about how a team couldn't help but miss Charlie Austin is proven rubbish by taking a look at the league table and observing the last team that "missed" Charlie. Nice enough chap but over-hyped and probably over-paid.[/p][/quote]Did he not win the cup with Portsmouth 2008? Without Charlie Austin they would be mid-table- no question. Arry’s name pops up for the England job because there is a dearth of English managers. Look who’s got the job now. He’s the most negative, tactically illiterate manager they could have picked. This is because clubs love these foreign managers because many are foreign owned and look how most of these owners perform. Venkys (funnier than the Morcambe and Wise Christmas shows used to be). Tan at Cardiff sacked an excellent manager and they will probably get relegated. Birmingham’s owner from Hong Kong is going to jail and Chelsea’s owner is a friend of a despot and the list goes on. Fortunately there are some good young British managers beginning to emerge out of the morass. Two excellent one’s who spring to mind are:- Brendan Rodgers and Sean Dyche. tall in the saddle
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