streetlyvillian has submitted this article in which he looks ahead into the future fixtures and gives his analysis of what sort of results he would be content with.
We have a vital twenty days coming up. How do people believe we will fair? What we have at stake is Premier League survival, a League Cup Final and an opportunity to reach the 5th Round of the FA Cup.
I have listed them in the order of importance, but as they say taking each game as it comes we have four Cup Finals in twenty days.
First we have Southampton, which really is a six-pointer, win this and we put some clean air between the drop zone and us. Then we have WBA that is a pride of the midlands match. Following that we have the second-leg of the League Cup Final, a revenge match if ever there was one. Next up is FA Cup 4th Round against Milwall at the Den on a Friday night for god’s sake; and finally, Newcastle, another team struggling to put a run together.
So what might we be looking back on come 30th January? My shout is for – Win against Southampton (3-2); Draw with WBA (1-1); Win against Bradford (4-1 aet); Lose against Milwall (2-0); and draw with Newcastle (0-0). And, I would be quite happy with that.