Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Davidmsawyer, Aug 21, 2018.
An interesting snapshot of all our results without playing the top 6.
P22 W12 D7 L 3 F39 A23 Pts 43
We're beating who we're expecting to beat, and we're getting draws or wins generally against mid table teams and we lose fairly consistently against the Top 6 with mixed performances. It's what I consider a good base as it's sustainable. You aren't going to beat the Top 6 reliably without being a Top 6 side, but you are going to beat the lower teams more reliably if you're doing the right things.
Looking at those results, there's a few where we could/should have had more points. The only two I can see where we got more points than we deserved were Burnley & Leicester at home.
43 points from 22 games ie almost 2 points per game. Very impressive.
If we could be a bit more negative against teh top 6 I think we can pick up some more points against them
Something strange which I noticed looking at the "form" part of the PL table. It appears that of the last 50 PL matches only 4 have resulted in a draw (8%).
Perhaps this is normal, but without giving it too much thought I would have assumed that results averaged into even one third splits for W/D/L.
Maybe this is just a demonstration of the huge gulf in class between the top 6 and the bottom half of the league?
Dave when are you adding the points from today mate?
Here you go...
If we beat the top 6, we’d be in the top 6.
Or maybe top 7.
If 18 points equals the cup, does that mean a team who enters at the extra preliminary rounds can get to the 1st or 2nd round and win the cup?
Or if they draw and win for 4/5 rounds they get it?
Correct, it’s like a handicap system for the weaker teams.
I think this topic's subject needs an update.
We've progressed well past 18-19 points now.
Any update on the Bottom 14 table?
I suspect we’re bossing it.
That really does feel like 3 points dropped, which is a sign of how well we are playing this season.
The current position is:
9 points better than this time last year (46 vs 37). This is the same as after the last game.
9 points better than the comparable fixtures last year (46 vs 37). This is 3 points worse than after the last game.
11 points better than the '40 point' line (46 vs 35). This is 1 points worse than after the last game.
Is the graph finally going to 50......
Not quite yet...
The current position is:
12 points better than this time last year (49 vs 37). This is 3 points better than after the last game.
12 points better than the comparable fixtures last year (49 vs 37). This is 3 points better than after the last game.
13 points better than the '40 point' line (49 vs 36). This is 2 points better than after the last game.
Seems to be a problem with one if the images...
I think the graph looks more impressive by not extending the y-axis. Sort of like there is no way to mathematically comprehend how many points we've accumulated
To infinity and beyond ..
Going to need 58 points on the board mate.
David has not paid for an extension to the y axis - that is the problem
Times are hard, I can’t go wasting my money on any axis, let alone the y one.
You’d be better off taking the ‘Hennessey defence’ and denying all knowledge of the Axis from now on.