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Saturday, August 11, 2001

Playoffs: You might have noticed by looking at the handy Timberlog playoff guide that the Timbers have fallen off the end of the pier (if the season finished today it would be one of those frustrating situations where Connecticut would beat us to the last spot even though the Timbers had more points because they finished in the top 3 in their conference!!)

The Timbers have a few things running to their advantage in the last few games. Obviously finishing in the top 3 in the West is preferable and this means that our games against Western opponents are the most important games. If we are going to drop points then let's do it against Charleston who are almost a sure-fire bet to claim a playoff place. Even if we finish 4th in the West we may still get the nod due to the fact that the West is a tight table compared to the North (Where Rochester and Hershey will probably run away with it). The Central is more problematic with Charlotte the wild card. Some good results by them and they could take another wild card place along with either Atlanta or Nashville (our game against them on Aug 24th could be v. important!). One other worry is a revitalized Leggy-led San Diego picking up some points against Vancouver, or even…gulp…the Timbers. Personally I’d like the Timbers to get 55 points at the very least, 13 from the last 6 games with the games against Milwaukee, San Diego and Charlotte being key (of course every game is important, but these hold other significance than just the plain result. OK, this is the timberlog so you knew there HAD to be a disclaimer, so here it is! Of course this picture could change especially if any team has a late run of particularly good or bad form so stay tuned.

posted by the timberlog at 4:12 PM



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