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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
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
2 Newcastle 43 26 7 10 85 37
3 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
4 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
5 Huddersfield 43 24 6 13 78 2
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 43 16 13 14 61 5
12 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
13 Aston Villa 43 15 13 15 58 -1
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 43 15 10 18 55 -2
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 43 11 14 18 47 -21
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
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