I like 'Lone' time
This season I will be running a prediction competition whereby you predict the score of each of QPR’s 38 Premiership matches. Entry is £5 (I will send details around at a later date) and all of the money will be used for prizes.
If you predict the correct result but not the correct score you will get 2 points (e.g. if you predict QPR to win 1-0 against Bolton but it finishes 2-0 you will get 2 points). If you predict the correct score correctly you will get 3 points (e.g. you predict
Over the past 10 seasons the average points per game needed to finish in the top 6 is 1.608 (which equates to 74 points over a 46 match season) Below are two columns the left being the number of matches times by 1.608 and the left column is the points that Preston had accumulated on a match per match basis last season when they finished 6th.
As you'll see that we should be on 18 after 11 games and currently we are on 17 but after 12 matches we should be on only 19 so a win tonight
Been offline again for a few days so haven't had a chance to look at the bigger picture after our 1-1 draw against Plymouth. Still too early for any real stats but this is my take on what this match means.
Firstly the positives - Helguson scores and we open our away count.
As the debate for wanting a new striker continues we must remember that the ones we currently have still have to do a job. Whether we sign an Arsenal loanee or Jermaine Beckford we still need goals
It's far too early to start making any statistical comparisons or analysing results so for those first few weeks of this season I thought I'd look at a few of the talking points a little closer.
Firstly the striker debate. It goes on and on and will do as you can always do better. Manchester City were the 5th highest scorers in the Premiership last season out scoring five team who finished above them but still the strengthened upfront. The likes of Caicedo and Bellamy are good strikers
We all know that 74/75 points will secure a play off place but how many points should be picked up away from home?
Below are the away points accumulated by the teams in the play off places for the last 10 seasons:
2008/09: Sheffield United (38), Reading (36), Burnley (29), Preston North End (23)
2007/08: Hull (29), Bristol City (28), Crystal Palace (35), Watford (39)
2006/07: Derby (39), WBA (30), Wolves (35), Southampton (30)
2005/06: Watford (41),