Having gone through all the old articles, I found out the results from a poll before the start of the season.
What the poll asked – How many points will we have after the first 6
matches of the season?
How you voted – Win some – 8 points 61%, Win most – 13 points 13%, No wins
yet – 3 points 11%, Disaster – nil points 9%, Win them all – 18 points 6%’
No ‘6pt’ option, but it is pretty clear that we expected 8 points from our opening 6 games, and this was by no means unreasonable.
All that would have been required were the game against Derby to have been translated into a win, but sadly, as we all watched that game, it truly was the only game Derby have bothered to turn up in so far, and had many pundits re-writing there league predictions. Well, some.
Despite missing out on our aim – which would have left us in the top half of the table, we have at least avoided what 9% predicted of getting 0 points – not all bad then?
It is clear to many that we have missed our target, but in truth, it probably will be the hardest target that we set, and although it wasn’t unrealistic, and we were only a penalty away from reaching it, we will have to accept that it is 1 missed opportunity, but one that we can bounce back from, and, despite playing the four best teams, we are still well clear of the relegation zone with 50% more points than reading.
Whilst we did miss our target, we did not do too badly, good performances against Chelsea, Manchester united, and Liverpool, all resulted in no wins, but we played at a level that should beat other teams. Lets hope we keep the form up, and start to knock away the points.
Written by pompeycarpet.
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