Date:Tuesday December 4 2007
Forget about the FA Cup, it's mickey mouse nonsense (easy to say now we're out). It's full steam ahead in our pursuit for league glory and December could be make or break.
Take a look at December's fixtures. Gillingham (tonight) and Walsall on Saturday are two home games that we look at in July and see as two 'must be 3 points'. You'd certainly be no fool in expecting four points.
Following Walsall it's a trip to Hartlepool. Yes, the catch is it's a trip. Winnable on paper but our away form this season has been our biggest downfall. Tactically wise I don't think Steve Holland has quite worked out away games, but he needs to hurry up if we're to even finish in the top half. I don't think we've had more than 30% of the play in any away game this season - and that includes Chester in the JPT.
A Christmassy game at home to Doncaster follows and will almost certainly be the toughest of the month. It seems a month doesn't go by without a game, or a potential game, with Doncaster at the moment. They are beatable though. They have only hovered in the top half of the table so far ths season - we may give them more credit & respect than they deserve - maybe due to the recent frightening trips to the Keepmoat we've had.
A boxing day trip to Huddersfield and then a train all the way down to London & Millwall finishes 2007 off. They are, again, two winnable games on paper but our away form, once again, will make them extremely hard games.
So what can we expect from this month? Well I'd be disappointed with less than 6 points in the next few days. Maybe it's my greed but we are on a three game winning streak at Fortress Gresty and I can't really remember the last time a team out-did us on our own patch.
Hartlepool will be tough, and as with away game I think 1 point would be a good return at this point. I see no reason we can't match Doncaster at home either.
Boxing day games are always odd ones. Still recovering from the day before the players rarely go at full pace. We also have a good record at the Galpharm after last season's 2-1 win. Nothing can separate us with Huddersfield in the league at the moment though - so maybe another nailed on draw?
And do we ever get anything at Millwall?
Points Available = 18 points.
My Prediction = We'll get 9 points.
Ok, so the two recent defeats have downed my enthusiasm and last week I was saying 12-15 points were for the taking. I was young and naive.
Nine points (minimum) would not be a disasterous return though. We would still be touching the top half, and maybe with a couple of bonus, unexpected points here or there then we'll be even higher in the league.
Let's face it, it can't get much worse than December 2006 whatever happens...
Date:Tuesday December 4 2007
Double in vain (Saturday March 8 2014)
Davis reflects on mistakes (Saturday March 8 2014)
Stats: Peterborough v Crewe Alexandra (Saturday March 8 2014)
Doubts for Posh trip (Friday March 7 2014)
Davis promises calmness (Thursday March 6 2014)
Keeper praises mentor (Thursday March 6 2014)
No move from Davis (Wednesday March 5 2014)
More to come from newcomer (Wednesday March 5 2014)
No rush from Davis (Tuesday March 4 2014)
Boost for Alex (Tuesday March 4 2014)
|24. Notts County||35||9||4||22||-19||31|
|Derry Pleased With Reaction
» Notts County : 09/03/2014 23:50:00
|Tyson Confident We Can Avoid The Drop
» Notts County : 09/03/2014 23:44:00
|JG - We Totally Dominated The Game
» Crawley : 09/03/2014 23:32:00
|View From the Bycars
» Port Vale : 09/03/2014 21:58:00
|Clough in it to win it after reaching last four
» Sheff Utd : 09/03/2014 21:06:00
|SUFC Clough - Players deserve immense credit
» Sheff Utd : 09/03/2014 20:47:00
|Randall Returns To MK Dons
» MK Dons : 09/03/2014 20:36:00