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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Famine, Mar 28, 2014.
Annoyingly good enough to bag another.
Hate is a strong word, but it describes my thoughts about old scrotum neck.
And now it's Luton 2-3 Braintree with 15 minutes or so to go.
Those sure do know how to score, and they never know when to give up, I'll give them that.
Rats, I forgot it was Saturday already.
Things What Can Happen This Weekend
Nothing really, but a massive game sees 4th bottom playing 3rd bottom - Fulham v Norwich. If it goes Norwich's way, the bottom three are really cast adrift, even Sunderland with games in hand - we could probably call it at that point. A win is probably essential to Fulham's survival.
If Burnley win and Derby don't, Burnley are promoted to the Premiership. Anything else and we have to wait another week at least.
Nothing can be decided yet at the bottom - there's still seven teams well anchored in the mire and none play each other this week.
Rotherham's draw last night puts Wolves on the brink of promotion. A draw won't quite do it (even if Leyton Orient don't win), but a win will see them back into the Championship at the first time of asking. Brentford can't join them today, but a win will put them next in line regardless. The playoff fight should tighten up too, with only one place left for the taking and Peterborough in pole position for it.
Nothing can be decided at the bottom, which remains insanely tight, right through the bottom half of the table.
No promotion issues will be settled today, but Torquay need a result at the bottom. Results today could see them relegated unless they beat fourth-bottom Bristol Rovers, but almost any other of results will likely be a mere stay of execution.
If Luton Town win, they're promoted. If they draw and Cambridge don't win, they're still promoted. If they lose and Cambridge also lose, they're still promoted. Anything else simply puts off what's probably inevitable.
Well, Luton lost 2-3 against Braintree.
Braintree raced into a 3-0 lead, then their keeper got sent off, and Luton put on a strong comeback, but still faltered. They wait until next week for promotion.
The videprinter suggested their keeper was sent off at 2-0?
If Cambridge lose (to Hyde), they're 13pt behind with only 12 to get, promoting Luton.
I stand corrected.
Congratulations to Wolves!, They did win promotion back to the championship after just one season in league one
Burnley and Luton could've won promotion as well but they both lost...
Congrats to Luton for wining promotion back to the Football League last night
They got promotion despite not playing after Cambridge lost and they are back after a five year absence..
Brentford are on their way to promotion right now and it looks like Torquay will be relegated to the Skrill
Also Burnley can win promotion later if they win and Derby fail to win tonight...
Congratulations to Brentford for winning promotion to the Championship in rather dramatic circumstances!
Cannot tell you how happy I am to see the back of them.
No-one got promoted or relegated today....
No, but Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday became the first teams that cannot change divisions in the Football League. 53 and 55pt leaves them unable to catch the playoffs or be caught in relegation - and they play each other next weekend in a truly dead rubber match. Leeds's season is done to on 53pt.
Things what can happen on Monday:
If Derby do not beat Barnsley, Burnley are promoted. If Burnley at least draw with Wigan, Burnley are promoted. If Burnley lose to Wigan, Leicester are champions.
If Yeovil lose to Huddersfield, a ludicrous sweep of other results can relegate them (a draw between Doncaster v Millwall, a point for Birmingham and a win for Charlton) but they're probably waiting a week. It's looking bleak for the rest of bottom three who all play promotion chasing sides, while Charlton play Wednesday who have nothing left to gain or lose this year...
If Wolves better Brentford's result, they win the title. If they equal Brentford's result, they all but win the title, with a goal difference already 23 better off - effectively requiring two 6-0 defeats while Brentford win both games by the same margin. If Peterborough win and Swindon lose, the playoff teams are finalised - if not wholly in order yet.
If Stevenage lose, they're down. With Colchester playing Crewe in a big relegation match, no-one else can be relegated - but it would put Shrewsbury on the very cusp if they lose.
If Burton AND Fleetwood lose, Scunthorpe will be promoted with a win against Oxford, while Rochdale and Chesterfield will be on the verge with wins in their respective games. It's likely to rumble on for another week though, with just 6 points separating these five.
In the big Devon grudge match, Torquay must beat Exeter or they're down. Even so, if any two from Northampton, Bristol and Wycombe get one more win this season, Torquay are down - but since Bristol and Wycombe play Rochdale and Fleetwood, it's not likely going to be this weekend. The second relegation spot is going to the wire though.
Blackburn 4-0 up on Birmingham now.
Burnley promoted!, Wolves Champions, Stevenage relegated....
Looks like Torquay have managed literally the only set of results to save themselves for a week
Still, Wycombe and Bristol play each other next weekend and if that game ends as a draw it's effectively curtains for Torquay.
Six teams can get that last playoff place in the championship!
Congrats to the Wolves (my Father-in-laws team) for being D1 Champions.
Just need Chesterfield to confirm their promotion to D1 and Liverpool to win the Prem and it will have been an awesome season.
I make it 8, due to a bunch on 43 games played.
Though two of those play tonight, so it might thin out a bit. And Leicester could be champions tonight if they beat Bolton - who have literally nothing left to play for this season.
Things what can happen this weekend
Nothing can be settled at the bottom - but the Sunderland - Cardiff match will likely see the loser eventually relegated.
With promotion done the excitement is over the last playoff place. It likely won't be settled this weekend though - unless Reading win while Brighton lose and none of Forest, Ipswich or Blackburn get better than a point.
If Yeovil do not win on Friday, they're down again. Barnsley will join them if they lose and can join them with a draw, if Blackpool or Birmingham net points of any stripe. It's also possible for Blackpool to be sunk, but it'd need a set of 4 results to conspire against them.
The top of the table is just about sewn up. All that can be gained is the final promotion place, but Swindon need chunky wins while Peterborough lose to prolong the race.
If Shrewsbury don't win, they're back down to League Two. Carlisle's game in hand means they can't join them this weekend, but Notts County can if they lose and all three teams above them win.
The title can go to Scunthorpe, but not until Sunday. If they win and Rochdale don't, they've got one hand on it - needing Chesterfield to avoid winning on Sunday. Any other set of results pushes this battle on one more week - and with the right set of results this weekend, Fleetwood can still win it.
Oxford's play-off hopes rest on a win, but if York win and Southend manage a draw or better, it's immaterial.
It's another nail-biter for Torquay. Only a win will do against Mansfield and, even if they do win, a Northampton win will almost certainly relegate them. If Northampton win and there's a winner in the Wycombe-Bristol match, they're relegated no matter what.
If Braintree beat already-qualified Grimsby by more goals than already-qualified Cambridge beat Gateshead, Braintree will nick the last playoff place. If not, they need an outrageous result in the Halifax/Kidderminster game.
Yeovil will be relegated to League One if they lose away to Brighton tonight....
And indeed win they didn't and down they go.
Torquay are, incredibly, still doing exactly what they need to do to survive - but results elsewhere might sink them. Northampton are winning handsomely and the Wycombe-Bristol match is currently a draw. If Northampton win, Torquay can only really overhaul the loser of the Wycombe-Bristol match, because a point apiece brings goal difference into it - and with Torquay staring at -21 and Wycombe and Bristol on -11 and -10, it's not going to happen.
Yeovil and Barnsley relegated from Championship, Shrewsbury relegated from League 1, Scunthorpe and Rochdale promoted from League 2, Torquay relegated to the Skrill
Congratulations and commisarations to all!
It was set up so well for a winner-takes-all final day Torquay vs Wycombe match - and Northampton spoiled it
Torquay for Christmas next year.
Hey Liquid, why are the Skrill kicking off at half five today? is it the last day of the normal season??
Either Chester or Hereford will be relegated along with Hyde, Tamworth and Dartford. But considering Hereford are possibly getting a 10 point deduction, it could throw a spanner in the works.
Conference want the points deducted now.
Hereford want the points deducted at the start of next season.
I forgot today's fun. Chesterfield away at Burton for the last promotion spot in League Two. If Chesterfield win it's theirs, if they draw it's probably theirs pending freak results affecting goal difference and if they lose it's got another week to run.
Famine can you tell if Swansea are safe after yesterday's win please, we are on 39 points with a much better goal difference than the teams below us...