nufccoffin300compAfter reading the statement from the latest Managing Director to have his strings pulled from within the corridors of S***** D***** towers, I’ve been thinking about where we stand in terms of what we have left in the remainder of the season.

Taking into account that the powers that be obviously see the season as dead and buried as they see no rush to appoint a manager/coach and see no need to bring in any new players.

After all, why panic?

We are 12 points above the bottom 3 and ONLY have 16 games to play.

My maths ain’t great but I reckon that’s 48 points to play for.

As I say though, why worry?

These are the remaining meaningless fixtures.

Sat 31/1 12:45 A Hull City
Sun 08/2 14:05 H Stoke City
Wed 11/2 20:00 A Crystal Palace
Sat 21/2 17:30 A Manchester City
Sat 28/2 15:00 H Aston Villa
Wed 04/3 19:45 H Man Utd
Sat 14/3 15:00 A Everton
Sat 21/3 15:00 H Arsenal
Sat 04/4 15:00 A Sunderland
Sat 11/4 15:00 A Liverpool
Sat 18/4 15:00 H Tottenham
Sat 25/4 15:00 H Swansea City
Sat 02/5 15:00 A Leicester City
Sat 09/5 15:00 H WBA
Sat 16/5 15:00 A QPR
Sun 24/5 15:00 H West Ham Utd

So based on the usual requirement, its 13 points to reach the MAGICAL 40 point barrier.

Given the fact that its nearly half a season’s games to play (pointless eh) we still have the majority of the teams at BOTH ends of the table to play. Teams with a hell of a lot to play for but for differing reasons.

In terms of the teams at the bottom end of the table, namely our rivals in a would be relegation scrap, just about all of them are looking to reinforce their squads for the run in.

Also, look back at our form in the second half of last season.

Look at the above list and tell me that its a foregone conclusion that we will get the required number of points to remain in the division.

Personally I reckon this could prove to be the biggest gamble yet in Ashley’s reign.

Speculation over players leaving is just that, speculation, but rumours of Sissoko, Tiote and Cisse leaving will not go away.

That’s obviously not helped by the fact the latter 2 are away on international duty and these stories always seem to surface when players leave the country.

My personal opinion is that Cisse WILL go and the other 2 may follow.

All adds up to a very difficult end to the season and I see a massive relegation fight that we won’t win.

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