"Assuming...." threads have become this season's 'points required' threads and every bit as tedious and pointless.
Can we just beat Forest, and then actually not give a toss about anything else except beating Rotherham, Derby, Leeds........
I think Brighton and Huddersfiled will finish in the top 2 and Newcastle in 3rd. Over their next 8 matches between now and 14th April Newcastle have to play Huddersfield (A), Reading (A), Fulham (H), Sheff Wed (A) and Leeds (H). I think it is very likely they will drop a lot more points than us and Huddersfield over that period.
Nothing as far as I can see. Maybe assume was the wrong word but that's all.
For me, I want a draw, IF we beat forest, I would be happy to be 8 clear of Huddersfield and level on points with Newcastle.
It seems to be the cool thing on here to take the fun out of speculating.
"One game at a time".
"Defeat nailed on".
And crap like that.
If you don't want to speculate on things then why bother to open a thread which is crystal f***ing clear in it's thread title that it's a speculative thread. Not exactly rocket science is it!
In reply to the original theme, I'd prefer the draw, not because it keeps us closer to Newcastle, but both teams drop 2 points and gives us extra 'safety' over both teams in the run-in.
However, if we don't win, then I'd want a Newcastle win. Auto is much more important than the title (stating the bleeding obvious I know).
I can't see anything else but a draw between Newcastle and Hudds, both teams with throw everything at it and if there is a victory it might be by another fluky goal.
Jimmy Melia's shoes.
Now the team are finally on the finishing straight, if they want promotion you have to assume they'll win games like Forest away.
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Providing we win then best result would be a draw but doesn't really matter if Huddersfield win Newcastle will be under far more pressure as they are expected to romp the league