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More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (20/1/17)

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (20/1/17)

A new season and finally a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final League One positions for 2016/17.

Last season the Octopus feature was a regular feature for the Premier League, but whilst it might be a late arrival for League One - well better late than never - it might have been having its tentacles given a Brazilian I don't know.

Then again I still don't know why I call a number crunching supercomputer an Octopus but some things are probably best left unasked.

In any event we now have predictions for the League One season of 2016/17 and here they are after most sides have played at 26 games of the campaign.

Who goes down?! Who is the current favourite to lift the title this year?

Well you don't have to guess.

With most playing 26 games in the League One season of 2016/17, the current favourite to lift the title is Sheffield United but Scunthorpe push them close and only finish one point behind them in second place.

The Play Off spots are also pretty nailed on if the predictions are to be believed - Bolton Wanderers, Rochdale, Fleetwood Town and Bradford City take their places in the hopes for Wembley success - with only Peterborough United and Charlton Athletic getting near with 70 points being cleared.

At the other end of the table MK Dons, Chesterfield, Shrewsbury Town and Oldham Athletic are set for life in League Two in 2017/18.

The one thing that can't be denied now we've past the half way point of the season is a number of clubs will now be very disappointed with where they find themselves (if they put any stock in predictions) and will be looking for a speedy change in form as the second half of the season progresses.

Prediction wise there are a number in midtable who will be delighted with their finish if it plays out like this, but clearly others will be horrified with how they are expected to fall off the pace come May.

But predictions are a reflection on the season so far, and absolutely nothing more.



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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday January 20 2017
Time: 11:45AM

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1 Sheff Utd 39 23 10 6 79 30
2 Bolton 39 22 9 8 75 28
3 Fleetwood 39 19 12 8 69 19
4 Scunthorpe 40 19 10 11 67 21
5 Bradford 40 16 18 6 66 15
6 Southend 39 17 12 10 63 13
7 Millwall 38 16 12 10 60 8
8 Rochdale 38 16 9 13 57 6
9 Bristol Rovers 40 15 12 13 57 -1
10 Oxford 39 16 8 15 56 5
11 Peterborough 40 15 10 15 55 1
12 Walsall 39 13 14 12 53 -2
13 Wimbledon 39 12 15 12 51 1
14 Northampton 40 14 8 18 50 -6
15 MK Dons 39 12 12 15 48 -1
16 Charlton 39 10 17 12 47 3
17 Bury 40 12 10 18 46 -7
18 Oldham 40 10 15 15 45 -12
19 Gillingham 40 11 12 17 45 -17
20 Shrewsbury 39 11 10 18 43 -14
21 Port Vale 38 10 12 16 42 -17
22 Swindon 40 10 9 21 39 -18
23 Chesterfield 40 8 9 23 33 -28
24 Coventry 40 7 11 22 32 -27
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