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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Monica v Curbs (Part 2)

With 2 games against bottom teams recently ending in goalless draws, it occurred to me to look at where our points from last season came from. So here is where Curbs accumulated his points last year looking at the teams finishing position.

Points from the top 6 teams: 5. ( 1 win, 2 draws and 9 defeats from 12 games against Chelski, Manure, Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs and Blackburn. ) An average of under half a point a game.

Points from 7th to 12th: 13. (3 wins, 4 draws and 5 defeats from 12 games against Newcastle, Bolton, West Ham, Wigan, Everton and Fulham.) An average of just over 1 point a game.

Charlton finished next in 13th place.

Points from the Bottom 7 teams: 29. ( 9 wins, 5 draws and 2 defeats from 14 games against Middlesbro, Man.City, Villa, Portsmouth, Birmingham, WBA and Sunderland. ) An average of just over 2 points per game.

Total Points: 47 (Green denotes a win, red a double)

This season our points against teams works out at:

Points from the top 6 teams: 3. (1 win from 6 games ) Exactly half-a-point a game
Points from the middle 6 teams: 0 ( 1 defeat from 1 game)
Points from the bottom 7 teams: 5 ( 1 win and 2 draws from 4 games) An average of just over 1 point per game.

What does all this prove? That we are marginally better against the top six with our win over Bolton but as someone previously pointed out to me, Curbs' teams were more ruthless than Monicas' against lower teams, although there doesn't seem to be anyone as bad as Sunderland around at the moment.


colin from welling said...
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colin from welling said...

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics." Disraeli

Nice to see you're still feeling positive though, Nelson!

Anonymous said...

I think you might have something there Nelson. Interesting that more than half our games have been against the top six - keep the faith.

Oggy Red said...

Interesting survey, Nelse, but of course you are looking at the statistics after the season finished.

Some of those teams were in different categories after 11 games last season - and so it all becomes more than a bit distorted.

Last season, our fantastic start was almost solely against the weaker teams who made totally abysmal starts.
We soon hit the buffers against teams who were better than us or who were just hungrier.

I shudder to think what our start would have been like last year if we'd played first the same teams as our first 7 fixtures this season - and with the injuries.

Confidence would have been shattered, points lost against lowly teams and we could've been playing Plymouth Argyle this weekend.....

sillav nitram said...

apart from us!!!!!!