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The race for 86 points

Discussion in 'Classic Threads' started by 90291Spur, 29 Nov 2016.

  1. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Justin Edinburgh

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    That would imply that I was actually listening to the bellends.
     
  2. diego_maradona

    diego_maradona Pedro Mendes Staff Member

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    Quite something to think that after 25 games if I were to tell you that we would win every remaining game left of the league season, Chelsea would still have won the league yesterday. Have to say well done to them unfortunately. If we were to end of 86 points, that would have on many an occasion have ended up with us as champions. I think there would only be a handful of sides that have ever finished with 86 points or more.
     
  3. the dza

    the dza Chris Perry

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    86 would have been enough some years (3 of the last 6 titles). The last few champions:

    15/16 Leicester 81
    14/15 Chelsea 87
    13/14 Emirates Marketing Project 86
    12/13 Man Utd 89
    11/12 Emirates Marketing Project 89
    10/11 Man Utd 80

    We're not far away. We are probably more of a 75 point team that can get 85 in a good season. We wanna be a 90 point team that gets 80 points in a below par season. We've learnt how to dominate our home games and we beat most of the lower half teams away. We just need a couple more wins against the top half teams away from home. Only one way win against the current top 10. This picture illustrates it nicely:

    Taken from http://www.soccerstats.com/team.asp?league=england&teamid=23

    fixtures.jpg
     
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  4. diego_maradona

    diego_maradona Pedro Mendes Staff Member

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    really good to see it like that. Can see exactly where we can be disappointed.

    I think the next 3/4 years will be fiercely competitive between the top 6. Whoever can come out of that period may well end up with a period of dominance. It's crucial we get signings correct and not let the team break up.
     
  5. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Frederic Kanoute

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    We haven't got 86 yet!!
     
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  6. Bullet

    Bullet Christian Ziege

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    Very nice thank you. I will use that now!
     
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  7. galeforce

    galeforce Vic Buckingham

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    for it to be a race, does it not have to be possible for someone else to get it too?
     
  8. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Simon Davies

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    If my aunt had a rooster and some balls she'd be my uncle
     
  9. 90291Spur

    90291Spur Pat van den Hauwe

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    Maybe it's a 'race' along the lines of a runner trying to get a personal best against a field that can't catch him/her/they?
     
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  10. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Pat van den Hauwe

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    Cann Table after 37 games played

    90pts Chelsea (+48GD)
    89
    88
    87
    86
    85
    84
    83pts
    Tottenham (+54GD)
    82
    81
    80
    79
    78
    77
    76
    75pts
    Emirates Marketing Project (+36GD)
    74
    73pts
    Liverpool (+33GD)
    72pts Arsenal (+31GD)
    71
    70
    69
    68
    67
    66pts
    Manchester United (+23GD)

    Remaining fixtures: Tottenham / ManU / Emirates Marketing Project / Liverpool / Chelsea / Arsenal

    21st: Hull (a) / Palace (h) / Watford (a) / M'boro (h) / S'land (h) / Everton (h)
    24/27th: .......... / Ajax (n) / .......... / .......... / ......... / Arsenal (n) / Chelsea (n)
     
  11. Raziel

    Raziel Paul Stalteri

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    The gods really hate us, 86 points would have won the PL title 10 fudging times ...
     
  12. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Pat van den Hauwe

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    The Bin Dippers must've felt the same way in 2009!

    Although 86pts is slightly below average for title winners over the past dozen years...

    2016: Leicester 81pts (+32) ; Arsenal 71pts (+29)
    2015: Chelsea 87pts (+41) ; Emirates Marketing Project 79pts (+45)
    2014: Emirates Marketing Project 86pts (+65) ; Liverpool 84pts (+51)
    2013: Man Utd 89pts (+43) ; Emirates Marketing Project 78pts (+32)
    2012: Emirates Marketing Project 89pts (+64) ; Man Utd 89pts (+56)
    2011: Man Utd 80pts (+41) ; Chelsea 71pts (+36)
    2010: Chelsea 86pts (+71) ; Man Utd 85pts (+58)
    2009: Man Utd 90pts (+44) ; Liverpool 86pts (+50)
    2008: Man Utd 87pts (+58) ; Chelsea 85pts (+39)
    2007: Man Utd 89pts (+56) ; Chelsea 83pts (+40)
    2006: Chelsea 91pts (+50) ; Man Utd 83pts (+38)
    2005: Chelsea 95pts (+57) ; Arsenal 83pts (+51)

    AVERAGE: 1st place 88pts ; 2nd place 81pts
     
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  13. billyiddo

    billyiddo Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    I think last season on its own rightly had people wondering whether we were involved in the title race because the usual top teams were under performing - following it up with 83-86 points this season should put that thinking to bed, we are legit and will be there or thereabouts again next season
     
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  14. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Dimitar Berbatov

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    We will get another 80 point + season next year too
    Were here to stay under Poch of that I'm sure
     
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  15. tynesidespur

    tynesidespur Jason Dozzell

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    @SteveAWOL & @the dza - great posts - feel slightly better now that 86 points would quite often mean you come 2nd.

    Our aim has to be repeat this performance next season.
    I think we could easily drop 10-12 points at home so we need a massive improvement away from home. I just can't see us repeating that level of home performance at Wembley or possibly ever again. Winning 17 out of 19 is a phenomenal achievement! My target would be looking to increase our away wins to 12/13 out of 19.
     
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  16. 7percent

    7percent Allan Nielsen

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    Wembley worries me too, I just hope we can hit the ground running next season.

    COYS!
     
  17. the dza

    the dza Chris Perry

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    I'm not worried about Wembley next season. We will smash a couple of sh1te teams there and get some confidence, we are a very good team.

    If we can hit some form in the early part of next season and go top early-ish, I think we will win the league. I think this team would be unstoppable as front-runners, a little like Chelsea have been this season.
     
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  18. 90291Spur

    90291Spur Pat van den Hauwe

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    Wembley and it's horrific, unfeasibly large pitch will prepare us for our move back to The Naming Rights Stadium - aka The New Lane.
     
  19. Kandi1977

    Kandi1977 Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    I'm not too worried about Wembley, but I feel that a positive start is essential. If we get a couple of wins in our first games there, I have no worry. A couple of bad ones on the other hand, might have a bad effect.
     
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  20. paxtonwolf

    paxtonwolf Erik Thorstvedt

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    Dropping 4pts out of 57pts is phenomenal home form. I think the great Liverpool side of the 70s only did that once (could be wrong though)
     

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