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Comfortable Mid-Table Finish?

Comfortable Mid-Table Finish?

Derby County are set for a comfortable mid-table finish this season, at least according to the latest Vital Derby survey that is with nearly a third of all respondents realistically expecting us to finish in mid-table. Only just behind this a full 29% expected us to finish in the play-off places which is a very achievable target despite the recent poor run of five defeats in the last six matches leaving The Rams sat just outside of the top six. Another 20% think we can still finish in the top two and achieve automatic promotion although we will need to go on another run soon if we are still to dream of promotion in this manner, presumably those votes were cast whilst sweeping aside all comers at Pride Park during the earlier unbeaten run. The full results are as follows:

With a third of the season gone where can The Rams realistically expect to finish?

Top Two - 20%
Play-Off Place - 29%
Mid-Table - 31%
Bottom Half - 6%
Relegation Scrap - 5%
Bottom Three - 9%



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Writer:MikeC
Date:Tuesday December 21 2010
Time: 10:00AM

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# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
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