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Positive Progress

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Another week has passed for the Premier League, and Blues are slowly but surely making progress towards that imaginery forty point marker which should guarantee us a third consecutive top flight season.

Four matches into the 09/10 season for Blues left us on 4 points, with results looking like this: LWDL, whereas four matches into this season leaves Blues 2 points better off with a record of DWDD.

With 6 points on the board, it means that Blues are now 15% towards a 40 points marker, and look to be already making progress on last seasons performances.

This shows on the like for like matches of last season. Here, I’ve tallied our results so far with the corresponding fixtures from the previous season, and it shows that as well as improving on our overall starting performance, we’ve already picked up points off teams we failed to beat last season in the same fixture.

If we can continue to pick up the extra points off those teams we may have struggled against in away fixtures last season, we could see Blues finish quite comfortably once again. However, it is early days, yet it is encouraging to see Blues making progress both on a game by game basis, and also comparatively.


Written by Nicole Carroll

September 17, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Stuck on Non-League day? Go to Worcester FC

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The twitterati is back in action, and those who are interested and involved in football are getting behind a scheme which should hopefully see fans take a visit to non-league grounds this weekend.

Non-league day is being held this weekend to coincide with the international break. Fans of the Premier League, Championship and Leagues one and two are being encouraged to use their Saturday “off” as such to visit those clubs who are most likely local to them, but they’ve never visited.

Unfortunately, I’m working this weekend. However, if I had a Saturday to myself, I’d be making my way to Worcester FC to watch them take on Nuneaton town, and I would encourage anyone in the area to go along.

For anyone who hasn’t heard of Worcester, they currently reside in the Blue Square north league in the heady heights of 8th place, just one place below tomorrows opponents.

If the weathers nice, taking yourself to St. Georges Lane for the afternoon could just be an enjoyable way to kill a few hours Saturday and a good way of showing support to the lower leagues.  I’ll be there in spirit..bovril in hand.

Adults are priced at £11, OAP’s students concessions are £7 and kids are £3.

Written by Nicole Carroll

September 3, 2010 at 7:01 pm