Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Rochdale 2 Charlton 0 - Whatever next? (Two more points, i hope!)

So another bitterly disappointing result throws up numerous questions. One being can we get, what I think is, the required 52 points to ensure the ultimate humiliation of YET ANOTHER relegation is avoided.

Looking at the current form table (of which we are second bottom) if we carry on the form of the last six games, and so do all of the teams around us we should get ourselves onto 52 points (depressing I know, that would mean no more wins) which would leave us in 19th ahead of Wallsall, Oldham, Notts County, Bristol City and Swindon Town. Good times! But below Yeovil Hartlepool, Dagenham, Plymouth, Tranmere and Sheffield Wednesday. Bad Times!

The problem with using the 'form book' for guidance is that things don't always run to form. A win against Leyton Orient at the weekend should almost certainly be enough to see us retain our third division status, so I'm hoping we can pull off what would now be viewed as an upset. Leyton Orient got hammered at home last week to fellow mid table rivals Yeovil, and will be looking to bounce back.  I hope to see a real blood and guts death or glory performance from the boys on Saturday. (might be a good idea not to hold my breath on that one then!)

It will be interesting if things don't turn on Saturday to see what the next action/reaction will be of Messrs Jiminez and Slater.  However much I admire Sit Chris, I just can't help but feel the current management team just haven't got the dressing room on side. Lets hope, if they are to be persevered with, they can get the required points to keep us up, and get the right turnover of playing staff in the Summer to give us some entertainment (and points) next season rather than the lacklustre dross we have been treated to so far.

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