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.