Reckon Hull might escape, I'd tip Boro, Palace and Sunderland to go down given fixtures against top sides and predicament.
Looks as if Newcastle are making light of a tricky looking run, playing 3 promotion rivals in a row away and dispatching 2 already with almost nonchalance (not really, just sounds good as does the word)
1. Newcastle P35 PTS 76 (GD +40)
2. Brighton P36 PTS 71 (GD +27)
3. Huddersfield P34 PTS 65 (GD +6)
4. Leeds P35 PTS 64 (GD +14)
5. Reading P35 PTS 63 (GD +3)
Home (6) : Fulham 7th, Wigan 23rd, Burton 19th, Leeds 4th, Preston 9th, Barnsley 11th
Away (5) : Reading 5th, Birmingham 17th, Sheff Wed 6th, Ipswich 15th, Cardiff 12th
Home (5) : Derby 10th, Blackburn 20th, Birmingham 17th, Wigan 23rd, Bristol C 22nd
Away (5) : Rotherham 24th, Leeds 4th, QPR 16th, Wolves 21st, Norwich 8th, A Villa 13th
Home (6) : A Villa 13th, Burton 19th, Norwich 8th, Preston 9th, Fulham 7th, Cardiff 12th
Away (6) : Brentford 14th, Bristol C 22nd, Notts Forest 18th, Derby 10th, Wolves 21st, Birmingham 14th
Definite advantage Newcastle now, beaten two nearest rivals and Brighton lost away to forest at the weekend so cushion of 5 points +1 likely for GD over 2nd and 11 points +1 for GD over Huddersfield. Win half their games and Newcastle would be over 90 points which Huddersfield would have to win 8+ out of 12 to catch up.
Brighton have lost momentum, but still effectively 5+1 points ahead of Huddersfield. The play-off places look to be settling in below, Huddersfield, Leeds, Reading and Sheff Wed between 61 and 65 points and Fulham the only side within NINE having also a game in hand on the owls. Still time for late surges, but can't help but feel play-offs will be a perm of those four plus Brighton and Fulham.
forest need to focus on avoiding the drop, six points clear of 22nd but GD in the same street as sides 15th down to 23rd so no complacency with 11+ games to go
Last edited by TheDarknessIsCalling; 12-3-17 at 10:08.
Reason: Huddersfield have been bold this season, made their name thus too!
People will believe what they want to believe