Thursday, March 16, 2006

The points-gap table

75. Chelsea
74.
73.
72.
71.
70.
69.
68.
67.
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64.
63.
62.
61.
60. Man Utd
59.
58. Liverpool
57.
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55.
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51.
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49. Tottenham
48.
47. Arsenal
46. Blackburn
45. Bolton
44.
43. Wigan
42. West Ham
41.
40. Man City, Everton
39. Newcastle, Charlton
38.
37.
36.
35.
34. Aston Villa, Middlesbrough
33.
32. Fulham
31.
30.
29.
28.
27. West Brom
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25.
24. Birmingham
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22.
21. Portsmouth
20.
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18.
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16.
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14.
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11.
10. Sunderland

Alright, it might not look like the prettiest thing in the world, but it’s an interesting way of looking at The Premiership Table.
A different way of showing how far behind Sunderland are, how far ahead Chelsea are, and how much of a muchness the rest of the league is.

Chelsea are going to win it (sticking my neck out a bit there), the bottom three are going down, so therefore the only real fireworks are going to come in the race for Europe.
From Arsenal to Charlton in the points gap table, there are 9 teams within 8 points of each other; and with only 9 games to go (27 points to play for) I don’t see why we can’t make up 7 points on Blackburn or 6 points on Bolton and possibly sneak into the final UEFA Cup spot. I’m not sure about the ruling, but Boro made the quarter finals last night, and if they were to go on and win the thing, the Premiership might even be allocated an extra spot in next years competition.

Looking at our fixtures yet to come with an overly optimistic view, you could argue that we could win all of those home games, and possibly Fulham and West Ham away, which would give us 18 points from our last 9 games, and that may well be enough to push us right into the European reckoning.
Of course, football can never be predicted like that, and I have no idea who the teams above us still have to face, but with so many Addicks claiming that the season will be as good as dead if we lose to Boro, it made me feel a little better about the last 9 games.

Plus we have an advantage over all of the other sides in that mid-table quagmire. We specialise in run-ins.

2 Comments:

Blogger BC Addick said...

It is good to read something positive for a change from the charlton fans pages...thank you cynic. It is all doom and gloom at the moment when it comes to reading about my team on the fans pages. As you have pointed out, we are a few points behind a uefa spot, we also are in the quarters of the FA cup, we have two england players possibly going to germany. What esle does everyone want? The super reds have come futher than any team around in the last 10 years so I beg all the miserable bas$ar#s to stop moaning and support the team

6:30 am  
Blogger CharltonChris said...

Most of the posts on the blog sites tend to be match reports BC, it's understandable that if the football on show isn't fantastic, the match reports are going to reflect that.

No one has forgotten where we have come from mate, its just that a few are questioning where we want to go next.

4:36 pm  

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