Yes I think we are. Having seen Archer in his first full game I think he gives us an extra dimension and this lad Barlaser seems to have a tremendous range of passing. If these 2 are the only ones we bring in this window then I'd be happy with that. I think they definitely improve the squad and we can actually get better. Having said that it's still a huge task to overhaul Sheffield and they would need to drop off as well. Lets see where we stand after we have played (and hopefully beaten )them. I'm not giving up just yet.Does anyone think we're good enough to keep this run going?
Ask us in 6 games after berge has gone and Sheff utd have also played us….then they play millwall, Watford and Blackburn (!) no less….in 6 games we’ll know so much moreYep anywhere in the playoffs, would be nice to have a go at 2nd but knowing how quickly it can change in this league you’d be daft not to take a playoff spot.
Maybe one for the statisticians to argue:
Is it easier to overtake one team who are 12 points ahead, or 5 teams, each of whom are 6 points ahead?
If we were 6 points off 2nd, with 5 teams we had to overtake, I think we'd automatically feel we have a better chance than we do now.
However, I'd argue it's actually easier to catch 1 club 12 points clear. You're only relying on one team having a meltdown after all.
yeah we have the benifit of playing and extra game and everyone other than watford has 1 to 2 games in hand on us, luton could be on 3 points more than us by the time they catch up to the same amount of games played and their form is on par with ours too, blackburn and norwich have a game in hand as well and could move up the table, although their last 5 games form looks like they are trending down for luton and possibly WBAThere's much more chance that any of the 7 teams below us now come above us than we end up 2nd.
I'd agree with the Playoffs being a fantastic result considering our start.Play offs as well for me. I just can't see us catching Blades. Yes, we're on a great run but so are they. I'd put their squad ahead of ours as well. We've been VERY fortunate with injuries so far, again - I'll be surprised if that continues.
Playoffs, regardless of outcome, would be a fantastic achievement for this season. I still think there's quite a bit of surgery to do with the squad. Probably another 2-3 windows before it all comes together.