Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

RUFC - Points in the bag or games in hand?

RUFC - Points in the bag or games in hand?

Rotherham United had another game called off on Saturday due to a waterlogged pitch - and I think most of us have grumbled about the state of the Don Valley pitch but, as they say, beggars can`t be choosers and we`ve got to live with it for the time being.

But, this isn`t another moan about the pitch or saying if we`d still been at Millmoor the game would have gone ahead - we can`t possibly know that. This is about having games in hand on other sides.

As I type the Millers are in third place in League Two with fifty points having played thirty-one games. Both Shrewsbury and Chesterfield, who are above Rotherham have also played thirty-one games - and yes, we could still catch them both and overtake them before Torquay come to Don Valley in May for that final game of the season.

Talking about Torquay - they are currently two places below the play-off positions but, having only played twenty-nine games, and having the Millers to play twice before the end of the season, they could well go above us. As could the teams who are currently in positions fourth-sixth - although, of course, a lot depends on who they all have to play. In fact, looking at the present table, Burton Albion, who are in twenty-second place, one above the relegation line, could get into the play-off places, having only played twenty-five games (when they are going to fit all their extra games in, I have no idea!).

But, talking about the Millers in third place, what would you rather have at this stage of the season - points in the bag or games in hand?

For me it`s a difficult choice. For instance, if we`d played Shrewsbury on Saturday we would have been without Ryan Taylor, Ryan Cresswell and Ian Thomas-Moore. I can`t see us getting this game played before the end of March looking at the fixture lists and by then, hopefully, all three will be back in contention. On the other hand, of course, our on-loan players may not be with us and we could well pick up more injuries or red cards before that game takes place.

Of course, we will never know what the outcome of the postponed games would have been. We won`t know if the team would have had a great game or the Shrews would have taken us to the cleaners. But, I am almost certain a Saturday game would have generated more revenue for the club with more people there to support the Millers.

Then again, we do have to win those games in hand to get the points. And we could really do without the 'ifs' and the 'buts'.

So, surely, it`s better to have the points already in the bag?

Or is it?

What do you think?
Come and tell us here on Vital Rotherham
Tell us your thoughts
Just click the link below and do what it says - it`s easy!
Join The Vital Debate

Vital Rotherham is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!
Vital Rotherham on: facebook
Vital Rotherham on: twitter

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Monday February 21 2011
Time: 3:34PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Points in the bag most times, however, I am slightly glad we didn't play this wekend. It would be nice to see a "level field" as far as games played go
baldtobeamiller
21/02/2011 19:00:00
0
Level field or level pitch, baldtobe!
herringthorpe
21/02/2011 20:29:00
0
Level field! 3 wins for those below and we're down to 6th. With game coming and going quickly now, two bad results and we're chasing ghosts. In January RM was talking overhauling ChesVegas. Seems a long shot now and that is from a perrenial optimist
baldtobeamiller
22/02/2011 07:53:00
0
That's what the Millers do though isn't it. Make it hard for themselves. Personally, I'd always say points - play the game, win/lose/draw it, it's done and finished on to the next one. Plus, Tuesday nights at DV or travelling away don't fill me with joy anymore!
herringthorpe
22/02/2011 09:10:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Millers Get The Blues

Rotherham's new away kit launched

RUFC - Another Name In The Frame?

Could we do worse than have former Ferguson prodigy?

RUFC - Chairman Looking For 'The Long Fix'

Mr Stewart says they have already interviewed one potential candidate for the new managers job

RUFC - Chairman 'We Are Looking Forward'

Tony Stewart says they will 'take their time' over appointing new manager

Archived Vital Rotherham Articles

Vital Rotherham articles from

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Should We Expand The New York Stadium In Time For The Coming Season
Suggested By:
Yes79%
No21%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Rotherham United  Results (view all)

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe325
2.rybel_b93
3.sixpence77
4.mos6020
5.Marky798
6.mvmiller7
7.Millie Miller6
8.axholme6
9.nogginthenog5
10.Chris Maiden5