Despite His White Boots

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Monday, March 06, 2006

Go With The O's

While Chelsea and Reading have virtually won their divisions already, matters are more interesting at the top of Leagues One and Two. Southend have opened up a gap of 6 points in League One, although their points tally of 67 from 36 games would usually see them in a play-off spot at this stage of the season. Colchester remind me of Bristol City a couple of seasons ago ; they won 11 games on the spin in the New Year but as soon as they overtook Plymouth and QPR to take top spot they suffered a nose bleed and were unable to even make second in the end (hooray !). Colchester were whacked 3-0 at home to Southend at the weekend and could be worth opposing for a few games. There's no standout bet to win the division though.

I think there is a good bet to be had in League Two though : Leyton Orient to win @ 9 on Betfair. OK I've only seen these teams once each this season, but that's once more than most, and Leyton Orient looked a far better side at Underhill than Wycombe, Carlisle and Northampton. I could give you lots of guff about getting results despite not playing well, kicking on for the last 10 games, and so on, but the bottom line is that the four teams above them are priced at no better than 6, even though the top five are covered by only two points . Orient's run-in isn't too arduous, and they have home games against rivals Wycombe and Grimsby to come. 3 points on the nose.


  • At 1:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    not in the greatest of form the O's. But I agree with you that's a great price and I've been persuaded to have a nibble!

    Still like Carlisle in that division purely because of the front two - Hawley and Bridges.

    I like the four up four down thing between League One and League Two. It's made for two very exciting leagues this season.

    PS what do you think to a small bet on Huddersfield to win League one. 8.6 on Betfair - six points behind Sarfend, but a decent side.



  • At 9:38 AM, Blogger Andy_Ward said…

    I haven't any strong opinions on League One because I haven't seen any of it this season. Just Southend in the Cup who I didn't think all that much of (but I should point out that given where he started and what he had to work with Steve Tilson has done a brilliant job there). It must be an exciting league to be in this season as you say, the relegation battle is mad !

    I'm toying with the idea of popping down to Brentford-Barnsley on Saturday. This blog is an incentive to get out and about watching games which is definitely a good thing :-)


  • At 1:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Good stuff. Big game for Brentford and Barnsley, should be a cracker. Now I've had a punt on Orient I might even be persuaded to make a return to Brisbane Road. Used to go quite regularly a couple of seasons back, but haven't been for a while now.



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