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Reality Check 10 months 1 week ago #11945

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After 11 games last season, we had just 14 points; having won 3, drawn 5 and lost 3. However, we then won 12, drew 1 and lost just 2 of the next 15 games; after which we had all-but 2 points per game played.
Atherton Collieries were the only team to better 2 points per game in our league and of course were promoted automatically.
I believe that the 2 points per game has got to be the target and therefore for every game we lose we have to win 2; and for every game we draw we have to win 1.
With that in mind, we have to win our next 5 games to be "back-on-track".
Is that achievable?
I believe that the team is starting to pull together and are creating chances BUT somebody has got to start taking those chances on a regular basis.
COYR! COYR!! COYR!!!
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Reality Check 10 months 1 week ago #11948

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Just great to see that Statto must have bought some ' cobs ' to stoke up his coal-fired laptop ! Well he's certainly bashed out some interesting stat's there which give plenty food for thought , and I wouldn't argue with him .
Another way to look at things is to consider how many League games we have played and how many left to play . Well , as of today we've completed 11 out of our 38 League games . That's not even one third of our League fixtures , so a really whopping chunk of the Season left to play . I'm rock sure that very soon we will have the best defence in our Division when Ryan is fully fit , and we've yet to see Mr. Peters . We know all about the need for an out and out striker , and must surely now welcome Rubes back to face the Cables . It could prove to be the final piece in the jigsaw , and if Rubes chooses himself to put his ' aggressive head ' on then as I've said before he can be ' unplayable ' , but sadly at times past , he has just been an ineffective limp shadow on the pitch . Just amazing how one player can go from HERO to ZERO game by game . This is purely a 100% mental thing and the Manager needs to sort this inconsistency out quickstix and rapidly needs to learn how to polish a rough diamond , as I'm very sure the Manager just hasn't got a clue how to get the best out of Rubes , - not even an inkling of an idea or plan !

Anyway - COYR
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Reality Check 7 months 3 weeks ago #12155

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When I started this topic way back in November, I suggested a target of 2 points per game as an aim, and that to get there we would have to win our next 5 games and thereafter win 2 games for each loss and 1 game for each draw.
Well, since then we have won 11, drawn 2 and lost just 1 and now have a 2.08 points per game average. An excellent performance from "The Lads".
However, there are still 2 teams with a better average than ourselves, Pontefract Cols with 2.25 points per game; and Workington with 2.083 points per game.

February could be a defining month with a lot of the "games in hand" scheduled.

Including last Saturday's games, Marske United and Dunston UTS had 8 games scheduled, Pontefract Cols, Marine and Colne 7 games and Workington 6 games ; whilst The Rams had just 4 but they have got to be won.
A good start against Droylsden, now for the 3 home matches against Tadcaster Albion, Ossett United and Kendal Town.
If we can win those 3 matches, we could be in a very good position on the 1st March.

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Reality Check 7 months 3 weeks ago #12157

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All good stuff from Statto .
It begs the question do PPG 's [ Points Per Game ratio's ] and comparisons with Bet Victor Southern League and Isthmian League etc etc to decide which teams are promoted , still come into play this Season as well . You mentioned in passing conversation away at Droylsden that the Evo-Stik/Bet Victor was to be re-structured for 2020/2021 and maybe an additional Division for next season ?
Does this affect the Premier Division in any way ? particularly concerning overall travelling distances ?

Cheers , and no rush .

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Reality Check 7 months 3 weeks ago #12158

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Hackers (and whoever else is interested).
Because the (Step 2) National North & South Divisions are being increased from 22 to 24 clubs next season, the following is planned:
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The bottom 2 clubs in each step 2 league will be relegated. [Therefore 4 down]. Also, the top club and play-off winners in each of the 4 (Step 3) Bet Victor Premier Divisions will be promoted, [Therefore 8 Up], allowing each of the Step 2 Divisions to have 24 clubs.

The bottom 2 clubs from each of the 4 (Step 3) divisions, together with the 2 third-bottom clubs with the worst "points-per-game", will be relegated. [Therefore 10 down]. Also, the top club and play-off winners in each of the 7 (Step 4) divisions will be promoted [Therefore 14 Up]. Therefore each of the 4 (Step 3) divisions will have 22 clubs, as at present.

Now for the "complicated" bit:
There are currently 7 leagues at Step 4, each of 20 clubs [Therefore 140 clubs].
With the promotion/relegation between Steps 3 and 4 as above, that number is reduced by 4. [Therefore 136 clubs].
There are 14 leagues at Step 5 and promotion to Step 4 will be as follows:
a. The top 3 clubs in the Northern, Northern Counties and Northwest Counties leagues will be promoted. [Therefore 145 clubs].
b. From the remaining 11 leagues, the top club will be promoted together with the 4 best "runners-up" (points-per-game). [Therefore 160 clubs].
The remaining 7 "runners-up" at Step 5 will play-off (on a best regional basis) against the 7 bottom clubs, currently at Step 4, to determine promotion/relegation. [Therefore still 160 clubs].
c. The 160 clubs at Step 4 will then be formed into 8 leagues of 20 clubs.

The pyramid [1, 2, 4, 8] will then be formed.
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Reality Check 7 months 3 weeks ago #12159

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You deserve a pint for reeling that maze of promotion and relegation off. :cheer:
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Reality Check 7 months 3 weeks ago #12160

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Thanks John, very informative. And a relief that there won't be any "losing" playoff winners this season. That was brutal!
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Reality Check 7 months 3 weeks ago #12161

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WOW !! - Great Balls of Fire , as that's quite some detailed explanation and like LK , am well pleased that our play-off winners get promoted into the Prem Division.

Nice one , and again muchas gracias .

Saturday's just can't come soon enough .

COYR
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