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More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (20/1/17)

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (20/1/17)

A new season and finally a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final League Two 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 Two - 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 Two season of 2016/17 and here they are after most sides have played 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 Two season of 2016/17, the current favourite to lift the title is Doncaster Rovers, with Plymouth Argyle and Portsmouth pushing them reasonably close in second and third place.

The Play Off spots are also pretty nailed on if the predictions are to be believed - Luton Town, Colchester United, Wycombe Wanderers and Blackpool take their places in the hopes for Wembley success - but Carlisle United miss out based on goal difference alone.

At the other end of the table Newport County go down to the National League on goal difference - tied on points with Leyton Orient - and they are joined by Notts County in bottom spot.

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 Doncaster 33 19 8 6 65 23
2 Plymouth 32 19 5 8 62 17
3 Carlisle 33 15 13 5 58 8
4 Portsmouth 32 16 7 9 55 19
5 Luton 33 14 12 7 54 18
6 Exeter 33 15 6 12 51 16
7 Colchester 33 14 8 11 50 8
8 Mansfield 33 13 11 9 50 5
9 Stevenage 33 15 4 14 49 2
10 Cambridge 32 13 7 12 46 4
11 Wycombe 33 13 7 13 46 -2
12 Barnet 33 11 12 10 45 -3
13 Morecambe 32 13 6 13 45 -6
14 Grimsby 33 12 8 13 44 -1
15 Blackpool 32 10 13 9 43 12
16 Crawley 32 12 6 14 42 -10
17 Yeovil 33 9 12 12 39 -7
18 Crewe 33 8 12 13 36 -12
19 Cheltenham 33 8 11 14 35 -9
20 Accrington 31 8 10 13 34 -10
21 Notts County 33 9 7 17 34 -21
22 Hartlepool 33 7 11 15 32 -19
23 Leyton Orient 33 8 5 20 29 -16
24 Newport 33 5 11 17 26 -16
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