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More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (3/1/18)

More Reliable Than A Championship Octopus? (3/1/18)

Time for the special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final Championship positions for the season of 2017/18.

Last season the Octopus feature was a late arrival for the Championship - it was off having its tentacles given a Brazilian for all I know.

Then again I still don't know why I call a number crunching supercomputer an Octopus but some things are probably best left unasked.

In any event here are the updated Championship predictions for the season of 2017/18 after all sides have played 26 games of the campaign.

Who goes down?! Who is the current favourite to lift the title this year?

Well you don't have to guess.

With all playing 26 games in the Championship in the season of 2017/18, the current favourite to lift the title are Wolverhampton Wanderers with 109 points. Derby County sit in second place on 91.

The Play Off spots are also pretty nailed on if the predictions are to be believed - Bristol City, Aston Villa, Sheffield United and Middlesbrough. Boro sit one clear of Cardiff City in seventh place.

At the other end of the table it's also pretty nailed on with Sunderland, Burton Albion and Birmingham City all predicted for the drop. Sunderland are five points shy of Bolton Wanderers in 21st place.

The one thing that can't be ignored though is there is a hell of a lot of football still to be played even though we find ourselves in January and sides that have started well may fade away and others could find form as the months tick by, but this is a bit of fun - I wouldn't bet your house on it!

The predictions are a reflection on the season so far, and absolutely nothing more, and in most cases the next fixture day could cause wholescale changes to the table.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday January 3 2018
Time: 10:30AM


Keep playing free attacking football like v Bristol City and we can take 2nd. Revert to handbrake football and 4th would be the best we could hope for. 2nd is there for the taking if we are brave enough to keep Hourihane and Grealish off the leash and stop being so stop/start defensive.
The Fear
03/01/2018 12:26:00
I'd be amazed to Bristol City finishing third, and I'm not sure Wolves will get 109 points. But otherwise, probably a decent reflection of how things will finish. And agree re Jack & Conor - we need to get on the front foot and out of the 'must not lose' mentality. Our defence is so much better than the last couple of years so we need to concentrate on scoring more goals now, which we've shown we can do even without Kodjia. Sir Chewalot always said if you average 2 goals a game, you won't be far off winning your division, and that would certainly see us promoted automatically.
03/01/2018 12:47:00
Bruce is not one for taking the handbrake off JF. He criticises players for not handling the expectations of Aston villa, well he needs to head his own advice, stop playing it safe and being afraid of losing
Big Dubs Header
03/01/2018 20:15:00
Having done the tables for a few seasons now, whatever magic goes into the algorithms by February isn't too far off.
03/01/2018 22:09:00
We just need to ensure we don't have another 'poor' spell like December, we cannot accept draws away, need an extended run of home and away victories, ensure we beat the likes of Derby when they visit. So will Bruce get Whelan and Gabby back in as soon as he can ??? probably, which could be our downfall. Just fearful every time we get in a good position we implode, hopefully the experience of Terry returning will be invaluable.
04/01/2018 03:28:00
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