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yogi bear up the cagire

Life President
May 8, 2008
St Gaudens France
Am I the only one who feels rather depressed this morning. It's nothing to do with the performance last night, more to do with the dawning realisation that IF we could achieve the unthinkable, of victories in our last four games.........87 points would quite possibly not be enough to get us promoted automatically.
Does this fact confirm what many have suggested this season...........that League Two is pretty poor, enabling the top three to amass so many points? Will the debate, as the season draws to a close, be about whether we should have been up there with them?
Apart from the small number of games where we didn't turn up and others where we, frustratingly tried and failed to hang onto narrow leads we had two poor patches. The first in August, where we went four games without a win and then that awful October where we endured two draws and three defeats. Rather interesting to look at the five sides we played during that month...........Newport (L), Exeter (D), Bury (D), Luton (L) and Morecambe (L)............hard not to notice the coincidence!

Sadly, I don't know whether last night's encouraging performance says anything for the play-offs..........still, in my opinion, a total lottery. It's like a Cup semi-final and form can often go out of the window, all four sides will enter into them with the belief that they can get to the Final. In contrast to last night they tend to be very cagey and nervous affairs..................high levels of stress, YES!.............open and exciting games, NO!
If we have to meet Bury in on of these games, it's worth looking at the seasons form again. If it wasn't for a disasterous November, when they lost four games on the trot, Bury (the start of the season bookies promotion favourites) would surely have been up in the top three. Their four defeats that month, were against Newport, Morecambe, Oxford and Daggers. Since that time they have only lost FOUR other games..................yet, interestingly three of them were against Morecambe, Oxford and Daggers. These sides obviously did a number on them to achieve the double. It may be interesting, in the near future, to look into those games and find out how they achieved it.