WHO Poll
Q: 2020/2021 Where will we finish up this season?
a. Top Four, Champions League here we come
8%
  
b. 5th-7th Europa League is well within our grasp
4%
  
c. 8th to 14th anywhere in mid table is about right
25%
  
d. We're in a dog fight before a ball has been kicked and we'll do well to finish 17th or just above
30%
  
e. GSB have derailed our season before a ball has been kicked, the Championship beckons
32%
  



Coffee 11:21 Wed Jan 31
Premier League relegation
I can't remember a season that was so tight at the bottom going into February. The bottom goes all the way from 20th to 9th, with just five points separating Everton from the drop zone.

That's 11 teams with a realistic chance of going down.

And things change quickly. A couple of months ago, Palace were dead certs for relegation. A couple of weeks ago, it was Swansea. Now West Brom, Southampton and Stoke occupy the relegation spots. But injuries and a run of good or bad form can soon change that.

How many points will ensure safety? At the moment, the bottom three are averaging just under a point a game. At the same rate, that would mean around 36 points in May. For us, that's another nine points. But will that be enough?

Replies - Newest Posts First (Show In Chronological Order)

Woody777 4:18 Wed Jan 31
Re: Premier League relegation
The top 6 after 24 games last season mustered 296 points between them. This season its 302 taking away lpool/arse results from last night

9th to 20th last season had 293 points total compared to 285 this time around and again taking out those results from last night.

What this means i really dont bloody know but wasted some time...

Hammer and Pickle 4:11 Wed Jan 31
Re: Premier League relegation
Could it be we have timed our injury crisis just right?

Once we have a proper first team out there for a few games on the trot, we ought to be able to at least tread water.

Let's look on the bright side - not getting relegated for another season is a job done with this shower of clowns at the helm.

Westside 4:09 Wed Jan 31
Re: Premier League relegation
Although a month out of date, a good article here on teams being scared of losing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42387906

This approach will need to lower points totals, but more teams will have that total.

Westside 4:06 Wed Jan 31
Re: Premier League relegation
and this year it feels like the bottom 3 have several more points than normal at this stage

The team in 17th place, has two more points than at the same stage as last season.

This year we have 9 teams, within 5 points of 17th place. Last year it was only 4, at the same stage.

I'm confident the total to avoid relegation will be low. Not confident that we will get them.

franksfat&slow&wank 3:37 Wed Jan 31
Re: Premier League relegation
westside

blimey but they tend to go on a little around this time?

and this year it feels like the botton 3 have several more points than normal at this stage

feels like it but im sure theres a stat man out?

Swiss. 3:33 Wed Jan 31
Re: Premier League relegation
It's bloody tight and with or injury list a slight worry.

Coffee 3:30 Wed Jan 31
Re: Premier League relegation
bruuuno 3:10 Wed Jan 31

Never heard of anyone getting turned on by the sight of a league table. Must be the legs.

Westside 3:12 Wed Jan 31
Re: Premier League relegation
to me sides are picking up points so surely means we'll need more than usual or am I missing something?

With so many teams involved, they can't all pick up points in the matches against each other, unless they are all draws.

Look at the current form table, for the bottom half of the table. No teams, other than Bournemouth and Swansea, have gone 3 matches unbeaten

bruuuno 3:10 Wed Jan 31
Re: Premier League relegation
First line of the OP is a bit homo erotic

franksfat&slow&wank 3:06 Wed Jan 31
Re: Premier League relegation
to me sides are picking up points so surely means we'll need more than usual or am I missing something?

no team is adrift I am more nervous this year than previous battles

Dr Moose 2:57 Wed Jan 31
Re: Premier League relegation
Huddersfield have been found out and are slowly slipping, Brighton will be next........................ oh wait!!

Buster 2:41 Wed Jan 31
Re: Premier League relegation
Gavros 12:52 Wed Jan 31

We're top half of the table now you div.

Westside 2:35 Wed Jan 31
Re: Premier League relegation
42 points was because one team got cut adrift at the bottom

It was actually two teams, WBA and Sunderland, who managed 45 points, between them.

Westside 2:33 Wed Jan 31
Re: Premier League relegation
35 points will be enough this season.

Indeed it will. Reminds me of the season under Zola when we had 35 points for 17th and we survived by 5 points!

May be as low as 32 points this year, for survival.

BRANDED 2:28 Wed Jan 31
Re: Premier League relegation
Makes it interesting for all the smaller clubs.

RBshorty 2:18 Wed Jan 31
Re: Premier League relegation
There are three teams worse than us unfortunately. A relegation would be the a only thing likely to put pressure on the SPIVS to seriously invest in the team. 35 points will be enough this season. And as less teams can compete at the top end of the table. You will see more owners of middle to lower teams investing less and less. Trying to get by on a shoestring. And pocketing the rest.

Would love to see Stoke. Southampton and Newcastle go. But reckon it will be West Brom. Stoke and Huddersfield.

Gavros 12:52 Wed Jan 31
Re: Premier League relegation
we'll be top half of the table by end of the season.

dealcanvey 12:52 Wed Jan 31
Re: Premier League relegation
40 points will be enough and that is more than achievable. Hopefully we beat Brighton and that makes things alot more comfortable.

JonWHUFC 12:50 Wed Jan 31
Re: Premier League relegation
The season we went down with 42 points was because one team got cut adrift at the bottom, can't remember who, don't care. When you get a season like now where it is close mathematically you will not need 40 points to stay up. We should be o.k. but you never know. As someone else pointed out our run of winnable games comes with a decimated squad but with everyone back we should be able to give most teams a game.

AKA ERNIE 12:48 Wed Jan 31
Re: Premier League relegation
its always higher then exlected still got to aim for 40

bha newcastle and huddersfield to go down

jimbo2. 12:43 Wed Jan 31
Re: Premier League relegation
I feel that 38 points will be needed to be reasonably sure this season. Remember we were relegated once with 42, but survived under Zola with only 35; so it can vary considerably!

Page 1 - Next




Copyright 2006 WHO.NET | Powered by: