13:58, Mon 1 Apr
We only need 4 teams to go above us. 2 are 1 point behind, 1 is 4, another is 5 (who we play).

Much as I love the fact your predictions are always bold and invariably positive, they are more often than not shite so I'll stick with looking slightly anxiously over my shoulder, thanks.
Thongs
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14:01, Mon 1 Apr
David Xavis
Tarquin
I think we'll be safe after our next 2 home games.

Agreed, we look good against the better sides.

Whilst that's fair comment in terms of performances, we've won only one game against a top six side this season. I think some on here (not aimed at you) have a false impression we achieve better results against the top sides than we do the bottom, when that is not the reality.
I hope and think we will be OK, but there will definitely be panic on here Saturday night if we've lost - however well we've played or not - and Rotherham have won, of which there is more than a decent possibility.
I think we will need a couple of wins.
14:02, Mon 1 Apr
Redditch Blue
David Xavis
Tarquin
I think we'll be safe after our next 2 home games.

Agreed, we look good against the better sides.

Whilst that's fair comment in terms of performances, we've won only one game against a top six side this season. I think some on here (not aimed at you) have a false impression we achieve better results against the top sides than we do the bottom, when that is not the reality.
I hope and think we will be OK, but there will definitely be panic on here Saturday night if we've lost - however well we've played or not - and Rotherham have won, of which there is more than a decent possibility.
I think we will need a couple of wins.

If we can beat one of Leeds and Sheff Utd next two games, think we're safe. Can't see Rotherham winning 4 of the last 6.
14:04, Mon 1 Apr
Indeed. And the team four behind us has a game in hand. I think we will be OK. But, to suggest it will need a huge turnaround in fortunes across the board for us to go down is simply incorrect.
14:09, Mon 1 Apr
Absolutely. I do agree with that. However, it's going to need a better performance (over 90 minutes) than anything we've produced in recent months to win one of these two games in all likelihood.
We've been well on top for decent amounts of time against many of the top six this season, but have only won at Leeds. It's simply because these sides have better players and don't need to be dominant to win. We are where we are, which in fairness to the players would be safely in mid-table were in not for the deduction. Fingers crossed anyway.
14:17, Mon 1 Apr
We will be fine. We need 4 more points.

If we get 4 points, Rotherham then need 10. That's not going to happen.
14:50, Mon 1 Apr
I would probably agree with four points but only if at least one of them was against Rotherham.
Revere me.
15:02, Mon 1 Apr
Yeah. There's an if within an if there.
If they were to come against Rotherham, then there is a great chance that just those three points would do us.
If we're beaten in that game though, then we are very possibly going to need six points or more.
16:18, Mon 1 Apr
Indeed. And the team four behind us has a game in hand. I think we will be OK. But, to suggest it will need a huge turnaround in fortunes across the board for us to go down is simply incorrect.

Are you assuming we will not get any more points.

What a bunch more f drama queens. We are staying up and it will be easy. Piddle a piss, in fact.
16:51, Mon 1 Apr
Fat Buddha
Indeed. And the team four behind us has a game in hand. I think we will be OK. But, to suggest it will need a huge turnaround in fortunes across the board for us to go down is simply incorrect.

Are you assuming we will not get any more points.

What a bunch more f drama queens. We are staying up and it will be easy. Piddle a piss, in fact.

No I am not making assumptions we will not get any more points. The clue was the bit where I said I think we will be OK, so by paying a bit more attention you could probably deduce from that that I think we will pick up more points.

The only person making assumptions or predictions, call it what you like, is you. All I and others have said is that the picture could change very quickly indeed - for better or worse - you know, such as losing five games in a row as a certain team has.

Pointing out that we may not cruise our way to safety/having a different opinion to you doesn't make anyone a drama queen.
19:18, Mon 1 Apr
Fat Buddha
Indeed. And the team four behind us has a game in hand. I think we will be OK. But, to suggest it will need a huge turnaround in fortunes across the board for us to go down is simply incorrect.

Are you assuming we will Linked Image get any more points.

What a bunch more f drama queens. We are staying up and it will be easy. Piddle a piss, in fact.

No I am not making assumptions we will not get any more points. The clue was the bit where I said I think we will be OK, so by paying a bit more attention you could probably deduce from that that I think we will pick up more points.

The only person making assumptions or predictions, call it what you like, is you. All I and others have said is that the picture could change very quickly indeed - for better or worse - you know, such as losing five games in a row as a certain team has.

Pointing out that we may not cruise our way to safety/having a different opinion to you doesn't make anyone a drama queen.

I know a team that has lost 5 on the trot AND had 9 points taken off them and STILL don't find themselves in the bottom 3. It's effing amazing really.
20:09, Mon 1 Apr
Shakespeare
Fat Buddha
All of the teams below us would need a complete transformation to overtake us. Ain't going to happen.

We aren't down there coz were as shit as the others, were down there coz we've been shat on

We aren't in trouble if we carry on as we have all season.

mmm...

repeat of my post the other day...

form over last 8 games... 

Reading w4 d2 l2 ... 14 points 

Rotherham w2 d3 l3 ... 9 points 

Bolton w3 d0 l5 .... 9 points 

Wigan w1 d4 l3 ... 7 points 

Millwall w2 d1 l5 ... 7 points 

Ipswich w0 d6 l2 ... 6 points 

Birmingham w1 d2 l5 ... 4 points
20:10, Mon 1 Apr
But a season lasts 46 games. Just using recent form is silly
Fat Buddha - 'Rab C Nesbitt. He's a contrary fecker, but invariably right. He has his finger on the motherfecking pulse.'
20:17, Mon 1 Apr
Rab C Nesbitt
But a season lasts 46 games. Just using recent form is silly


OK...
20:22, Mon 1 Apr
B_C_F_C
Rab C Nesbitt
But a season lasts 46 games. Just using recent form is silly


OK...
It is though. What happened in the last 8 games is no indicator of how we’ve performed in the previous 31.
Nor I suspect how we’ll perform in the next 7
Fat Buddha - 'Rab C Nesbitt. He's a contrary fecker, but invariably right. He has his finger on the motherfecking pulse.'
21:25, Mon 1 Apr
B_C_F_C
Shakespeare
Fat Buddha
All of the teams below us would need a complete transformation to overtake us. Ain't going to happen.

We aren't down there coz were as shit as the others, were down there coz we've been shat on

We aren't in trouble if we carry on as we have all season.

mmm...

repeat of my post the other day...

form over last 8 games... 

Reading w4 d2 l2 ... 14 points 

Rotherham w2 d3 l3 ... 9 points 

Bolton w3 d0 l5 .... 9 points 

Wigan w1 d4 l3 ... 7 points 

Millwall w2 d1 l5 ... 7 points 

Ipswich w0 d6 l2 ... 6 points 

Birmingham w1 d2 l5 ... 4 points

So if that carried on only Reading would overtake us.
Revere me.
01:18, Tue 2 Apr
We just need to avoid defeat against the teams around us, we might be fine but it does seem we’ve all got really tough games coming up, I hate to admit it but there’s a few games I want the villa to win, Rotherham away being the main one.

I'd rather take the risk, feck Witton
06:50, Tue 2 Apr
Rab C Nesbitt
But a season lasts 46 games. Just using recent form is silly


OK...

He's right though. Using the last few games is silly. How about how we've been playing and against who? bare stats don't really mean anything, in this context.
12:53, Tue 2 Apr
I would be worried if I was a Reading fan.
13:16, Tue 2 Apr
Pointless thread. There is NO WAY we’re going down.