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The Title Run-In - Remaining Games.

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2 months 2 weeks ago #31 by econneely
econneely replied the topic: The Title Run-In - Remaining Games.
Difficult one for the management team to deal with. Do we rest players for the play-offs or go full tilt "hoping" that SL slip up twice? Personally, I would put out half strength team on Saturday (with the main men on the bench if needed) - full tilt against the rabble on Monday and then have the option of resting the whole first team on the final Saturday depending on how SL do.

The absurdity of the play-off system is that we are 24 points clear of the 4th and 5th placed teams and 17 clear of Spalding - yet they get a one-off chance to overturn a whole seasons work. I can accept the money-making aspects to the play-offs in the professional game with the extra revenue created, but at our level the idea is a nonsense. OK so we would get home ground advantage but we all know most teams come to us and think they're playing at Wembley!

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2 months 2 weeks ago #32 by WHS
WHS replied the topic: The Title Run-In - Remaining Games.
They actually only need to draw two to give us a chance, they don't have to lose.
WHS.

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2 months 2 weeks ago #33 by Witton_Albion_fc
Witton_Albion_fc replied the topic: The Title Run-In - Remaining Games.
I think the main reason for play offs at this level is not to make money from a couple of extra games, which is pretty negligible once the gate has been split and expenses met and the players have been paid an extra weeks wages.
Rather it's to maintain interest right to the end of the season and cut down the number of meaningless end of season matches. It's helped us in the past and we can't really moan about it now.
Oh hang on, we're Witton Fans..Of course we can!

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2 months 1 week ago #34 by oddfellow
oddfellow replied the topic: The Title Run-In - Remaining Games.
while there is a small chance we can still win it then go for it . probably a no win situation, if we rest a lot of our first team and we draw or even loose one of the next 2 games and Shaw Lane slip up, we would be kicking ourselves going into the last game. But yes its unlikely that they will let it slip now , but if after mondays game we are sure not to win the league then give them the last saturday to rest up. But whatever happens its certainly been a very enjoyable season UTA

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2 months 1 week ago #35 by fairnsquare
fairnsquare replied the topic: The Title Run-In - Remaining Games.
Just to throw one in the mix!!
Lets say we get Spalding in the play off final and its 2-2 (again)..After extra time.
Which of our 2 keepers is better at saving Pens?? Anyone??

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2 months 1 week ago #36 by W.O
W.O replied the topic: The Title Run-In - Remaining Games.
no idea ,as far as I know there hasn,t been a pen saving contest

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2 months 1 week ago #37 by WHS
WHS replied the topic: The Title Run-In - Remaining Games.
I agree about only resting players when it is mathematically impossible for us to win the league. As for the playoffs, the organisers need to decide if they are running a league or a knockout competition!! Is it our fault that other teams are playing pointless games because they are so far behind?
WHS.

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2 months 1 week ago #38 by WHEELS
WHEELS replied the topic: The Title Run-In - Remaining Games.
Whether it's a pointer or not I don't know but Danny Roberts has saved a penalty this season.

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2 months 1 week ago #39 by Paul S
Paul S replied the topic: The Title Run-In - Remaining Games.
Has it been confirmed yet that the play off dates will be Tuesday 25th and Saturday 29th April? Apologies if this has already been posted on another thread.

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2 months 1 week ago - 2 months 1 week ago #40 by WHEELS
WHEELS replied the topic: The Title Run-In - Remaining Games.
They were at the end of last season. The Semi Final being played on the normal Matchday of the home club. Still to be confirmed as yet as places are still up for grabs in the play offs and positions.
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2 months 1 week ago #41 by postyred
postyred replied the topic: The Title Run-In - Remaining Games.
why are we talking of play offs?there could still be another twist in the title race and i think we've got an easier run in than shaw lane have.UTA.

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2 months 1 week ago #42 by Paul S
Paul S replied the topic: The Title Run-In - Remaining Games.

postyred wrote: why are we talking of play offs?there could still be another twist in the title race and i think we've got an easier run in than shaw lane have.UTA.


Worst case scenario. Agree that we aren't out of it yet but if we do end up in the playoffs at least we can advertise the games if we know when they are going to be played. We can then get as many Wittoners down to WP as possible to get behind the lads for the last times this season and give it one final push. UTA

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2 months 1 week ago #43 by Philrobbo
Philrobbo replied the topic: The Title Run-In - Remaining Games.
The league was lost in my opinion home games against Rugby and Spalding not saying anything about team selection

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2 months 1 week ago #44 by WHEELS
WHEELS replied the topic: The Title Run-In - Remaining Games.
It is more difficult now admittedly but the players haven't given up yet and neither should we. Shaw Lane have slipped up before and they can slip up again. While there's a chance however slim we keep going.

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2 months 1 week ago #45 by WHS
WHS replied the topic: The Title Run-In - Remaining Games.
And won in almost every other game Philrobbo. We have won 28 drawn 6 and lost just 5 and still you are not pleased with the manager's selections!!

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