By Bulldog Drummond
I have to admit, getting news about this game has been tough since the media seem only to want to talk about Manchester United.
And I know that normally on Untold we end our run of match previews with a prediction of the team – (which as you may have seen in the last article was difficult because few people want to predict the team), and some thoughts on who is going to win.
But it has struck me recently that really the best prediction of the possible result does come from the form table made up of the last six games each club has played. And there is an excuse for running this once more, because some games were played last night.
So by way of signing off before I go on a hunt for a pub that has Amazon Prime TV channel, and is choosing to show the actual match, and which looks to be a moderately safe place to watch TV (the area in which I live having a rare number of hearty roughs in some of the public houses roundabout) I thought I would offer the league table based on the last six games.
And I present this with the extra thought, I wonder why no one else is publishing this as part of their build-up for the match. Could it be that it doesn’t really accord with the image that they have of Manchester United?
|5||West Ham United||6||3||1||2||10||7||3||10|
|18||Brighton and Hove||6||0||4||2||5||10||-5||4|
Of course, that is just the last six games – but then on the other hand that is the best form guide we have. In terms of the actual table from the start of the season, we are now fifth. A draw or defeat will leave us in fifth, but a victory will indeed take us up to fourth, and all the anti-Arsenal people can respond to our celebrations of the moment by telling us that “fourth is not a trophy”. Just as the “last six” is not the season.
Both of which are true, but I must say I have rather missed the old Champions League days of late. Here’s your real live all season table. A victory would do us rather well.
|4||West Ham United||14||7||3||4||25||17||8||24|
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