Date: 28th January 2015 at 4:20pm
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The less than convincing win by Derby last night has made this season’s Sky Bet Championship even more thrilling than ever – if you are a neutral that is!

As things stand, only one point separates the first four teams and Town cannot afford to drop any more points this Saturday at home to Wigan for fear of losing touch with the league leaders.

Here is my personal view on how we will fair for the rest of the league campaign and I would be interested to know if you share it?

Saturday 31st January (H) Wigan Athletic 3-1 3 points

Saturday 7th February (A) Rotherham United 1-2 3 points

Tuesday 10th February (H) Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 1 point

Saturday 14th February(A) Fulham 2-2 1 point

Saturday 21st February(H) Reading 1-0 3 points

Tuesday 24th February (H) Birmingham City 3-0 3 points

Sunday March 1st (A) Norwich City 1-2 3 points

Wednesday March 4th (A) Leeds United 0-0 1 point

Saturday 7th March (H) Brentford 4-2 3 points

Saturday 14th March (A) Middlesbrough 3-1 0 points

Tuesday 17th March (H) Bolton Wanderers 1-1 1 point

Saturday 21st March (A) Watford 2-2 1 point

Friday 3rd April (H) Bournemouth 3-2 3 points

Monday 6th April (A) Huddersfield 2-1 0 points

Saturday 11th April (H) Blackpool 4-1 3 points

Tuesday 14th April (H) Cardiff City 2-0 3 points

Saturday 18th April (A) Wolverhampton 0-2 3 points

Saturday 25th April (H) Nottingham Forest 3-0 3 points

Saturday 2nd May (A) Blackburn Rovers 1-1 1 point

That would mean we could add another 39 points to the 50 points we already have which would take us to 89 points.

If we were to achieve this total then there is every chance of an automatic promotion place.

In the last ten years second spot has gone to teams with totals ranging from Hull City and Stoke on 79 points to the 93 that Burnley accrued last season.

If we get into the magical 90 zone – which is just one above my projections, then it should be enough for automatic promotion, as only two points separate first from fifth and only four between the last automatic promotion spot and sixth place Watford as things stand so the league remains extraordinarily tight.

What is even more encouraging perhaps is that we have lost less games than anyone else in this division and that means we are nearly always picking up some points to sustain our challenge!

All this leaves me to say is ‘Come on you blues!’

Frank Weston – Editor Vital Ipswich


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