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Blackpool 1 Ipswich Town 0

Was it a fair result? Blackpool just about deserved their win. They were the better side in the first half and defended well after going ahead. There were some fine individual performances from the players, especially when we were under the cosh in the second half.

Who was the star man? Matthew Gilks was outstanding. Some of his saves were first class and he fully merited his man-of-the-match tag. The whole of the defence was good though, they all threw themselves at everything. (Peter Gillatt, www.blackpool-mad.co.uk)

Bristol City 2 Doncaster Rovers 5

Was it a fair scoreline? Whenever you concede five goals you have to be concerned but that scoreline really flattered them. Both teams scored every time they got on the ball in the opening minutes but the game settled down and they certainly weren't three goals better than us. (BigBird, Bristol City fan)

Can Rovers reach the play-offs? To be honest the top six is a little beyond us. On our day we are as good as anybody in this division but when we are not on song we are mid-table at best. I'd settle for our current league position. (Barney, Doncaster fan)

Cardiff City 1 Middlesbrough 0

Where will Boro end the season? Mid-table. We were poor yet again. O'Neil, Lita and Arca were all way below par and Wheater really struggled. He's gone so far backwards in the last 18 months it's unbelievable.

What next for Boro? Three demoralising away defeats in a row to play-off rivals without scoring a goal suggest this team is well short of what is needed to finish in the top six. Worse still, it could be Newcastle that ram the last few nails into the coffin next week. (Anthony_vickers, Boro fan)

Crystal Palace 1 Sheffield United 0

Happy with your new manager? Considering we haven't got a penny to invest I'm pleased we've managed to attract a manager with Premier League experience. The fans seem onside with Paul Hart and a win in his first game can only help us forget Neil Warnock. (King_Charles, Crystal Palace fan)

What now for United? Thank you Kevin Blackwell. Your negative, boring tactics have brought the curtain down on one of the most drab seasons I have ever witnessed at Bramall Lane. The writing is on the wall for him. Do what's right and go now Mr Blackwell. (Rooso, Sheffield United fan)

Derby County 2 Watford 0

Where will the Rams end the season? If we can play like this in the last 12 games we could force our way into the play-off picture. But to be honest we're probably only good enough for about eighth spot as we are bound to throw in a couple of horror shows. (Gorillaram, Derby fan)

Who was Watford's star man? Henri Lansbury showed his class with some nice, Arsenal-style touches in the midfield. However, he also missed a couple of chances which had he managed to convert might have salvaged a much-needed point. (GoldenGraham, Watford fan)



Newcastle United 6 Barnsley 1

Who was the villain? Peter Lovenkrands for diving to win the penalty. He admitted Luke Steele never touched him but our keeper was sent off and that was game over. The referee was often swayed by the home crowd, but there's still no excuse for our defending and goalkeeping in the second half.

What next for Barnsley? We need to bounce straight back. Last September we lost 5-2 at QPR but then won the next three matches so a heavy defeat isn't always the end of the world. (Rob Miles, www.barnsley-mad.co.uk)

Nottingham Forest 1 Swansea City 0

Was it a deserved late win? Without a shadow of a doubt as before Luke Chambers headed home the winner their goalkeeper made a couple of top-class saves. We're back in the automatic promotion places and I think we can stay there until the end of the season. (SCUK, Nottm Forest fan)

Was that a cruel blow? How we weren't awarded a penalty just seconds before Forest's winner is beyond me. Darren Pratley had his heels clipped as two players chased him into the box and it was as clear a penalty as you are ever likely to see. (Browny, Swansea fan)



Peterborough United 0 Coventry City 1

How is life at London Road? It doesn't rain for us Posh fans it pours down. We lost George Boyd in the week to Forest while at the same time the club announced a hike in ticket prices. They are testing the patience of the fans! (Yellowstone, Peterborough fan)

Are City serious play-off contenders? I honestly couldn't say as we've managed to win four of our last five games without playing particularly well. Still it is points that matter and we are building a total which will be there or thereabouts. (Midfield_General, Coventry fan)



Plymouth Argyle 1 Preston North End 1

Where did Argyle go wrong? When will Mariner learn? As dire a first half as has been produced at Home Park for many seasons. No width, no ball-carrying players and no height – so let's pump the ball high for Joe Mason and Jamie Mackie to battle it out against two brick outhouses!

How did the Pilgrims get a point? Simple: Craig Noone came on for the second half. Suddenly we were penetrating and had real width, especially after Mason and Richard Eckersley formed a decent partnership down the right. Let's hope the gaffer let's them build on it. (PinkPilgrim201, Argyle fan)

Queens Park Rangers 3 West Bromwich Albion 1

Will Neil Warnock be a good choice? He's definitely the right man for the job. From the first minute to the last he was cajoling the players and they clearly responded to his hands-on approach. I'll be amazed if we don't finish the season in the top half before mounting a serious promotion push next year. (Rich78, QPR fan)

What's happened to Albion? We are becoming sloppy at precisely the wrong time of the season. If we don't watch out we'll slip right out of play-off contention too. (blackandwhite, West Brom fan)



Sheffield Wednesday 2 Leicester City 0

What was the turning point? Wednesday made the most of a very bright start by scoring early. After a run of three defeats and no goals in those games, that was important. The performance compared with last weekend's humiliating 5-0 defeat at Reading was like chalk and cheese.

Was it a fair result? Yes, Leicester were denied a couple of times by fine saves from Lee Grant but they never really got a foothold in the game and couldn't assert any prolonged pressure. It was a below-par performance for a play-off chasing side. (Chris Morris, owls-mad.co.uk)

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