This Time Last Season

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This Time Last Season

by Snowball » 13 Apr 2021 22:23

After 41 games

1 41 23 09 09 63 34 +29 78 Leeds
2 40 20 14 06 67 38 +29 74 West Bromwich Albion
3 41 21 09 11 73 33 +40 72 Brentford
4 41 20 10 11 55 44 +11 70 Fulham
5 41 18 14 09 54 41 +13 68 Nottingham Forest
6 41 16 16 09 58 51 +07 64 Cardiff
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7 41 16 13 12 56 53 +03 61 Derby
8 41 14 17 10 48 44 +04 59 Millwall
9 41 16 10 15 52 50 +02 58 Preston
10 40 14 15 11 50 47 +03 57 Swansea <<<<<<<<<<

Swansea were 7 points off 6th place and ELEVEN points
behind "safe" Nottingham Forest (a game in hand)


Forest picked up 2 points in their last 5 games,
Swansea picked up 13 in 6


Final Table

5 46 19 16 11 68 58 +10 73 WLLWWW Cardiff
6 46 18 16 12 62 53 +09 70 WWLDWW Swansea

7 46 18 16 12 58 50 +08 70 Nottingham Forest

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Re: This Time Last Season

by Stranded » 14 Apr 2021 07:04

Agreed, it's not done. We need to win on Friday.

I have a feeling we will go to the final day 2 points behind either Barnsley or Bournemouth. Probably wrong but hey ho.

Had a look the other day on how teams who finish 7th fair the following season. Not pretty.

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Re: This Time Last Season

by Snowball » 14 Apr 2021 10:13

We finished ninth, then top tho’

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Re: This Time Last Season

by Sutekh » 14 Apr 2021 14:17

Swansea’s last 6 games last season was largely against poor to indifferent sides with nothing to play for aside from a home game with Leeds (which Swansea lost) and a trip to an out of form Forest (drawn) the key there was the pure cr@pness of both Reading and Forest on the final day.

Reading’s remaining games sees them play last chance just gone Cardiff, nothing to play for Luton, everything to play for Swansea, home and hosed title winners Norwich and nothing to play for Huddersfield. Reading realistically are going to need 10 points at a minimum from that lot to stand a chance of making the playoffs and hope someone above them falls apart.

All that said though a win over Cardiff and a result or two going Reading’s way on Saturday will see squeaky posteriors starting to reappear in the play off positions.

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Re: This Time Last Season

by Stranded » 14 Apr 2021 16:38

Snowball We finished ninth, then top tho’


Yep. Not time to write it now but over the last 6 or 7 seasons, every side finishing 7th has gone on to finish 13th or lower the next.


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Re: This Time Last Season

by Snowflake Royal » 14 Apr 2021 17:44

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Snowball We finished ninth, then top tho’


Yep. Not time to write it now but over the last 6 or 7 seasons, every side finishing 7th has gone on to finish 13th or lower the next.

Tbh, 13th, 14th, 15th would be fine for a couple seasons while we continue to trim the obscene wage bill and come back leaner and meaner.

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Re: This Time Last Season

by Stranded » 14 Apr 2021 18:11

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Snowball We finished ninth, then top tho’


Yep. Not time to write it now but over the last 6 or 7 seasons, every side finishing 7th has gone on to finish 13th or lower the next.

Tbh, 13th, 14th, 15th would be fine for a couple seasons while we continue to trim the obscene wage bill and come back leaner and meaner.


Oh yeah, would have no major concern with that just found it interesting* that if we do just miss out we'd have to buck a fairly settled trend to improve on 7th next year.

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by Royal_jimmy » 14 Apr 2021 18:41

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Snowball We finished ninth, then top tho’


Yep. Not time to write it now but over the last 6 or 7 seasons, every side finishing 7th has gone on to finish 13th or lower the next.

Tbh, 13th, 14th, 15th would be fine for a couple seasons while we continue to trim the obscene wage bill and come back leaner and meaner.


Would you be happy if we dropped into league 2 if it made us leaner and meaner?

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Re: This Time Last Season

by Mid Sussex Royal » 14 Apr 2021 18:49

Sutekh Swansea’s last 6 games last season was largely against poor to indifferent sides with nothing to play for aside from a home game with Leeds (which Swansea lost) and a trip to an out of form Forest (drawn) the key there was the pure cr@pness of both Reading and Forest on the final day.

Reading’s remaining games sees them play last chance just gone Cardiff, nothing to play for Luton, everything to play for Swansea, home and hosed title winners Norwich and nothing to play for Huddersfield. Reading realistically are going to need 10 points at a minimum from that lot to stand a chance of making the playoffs and hope someone above them falls apart.

All that said though a win over Cardiff and a result or two going Reading’s way on Saturday will see squeaky posteriors starting to reappear in the play off positions.


I don't think Swansea will have anything to play for, they will be nailed on playoffs by then with no no chance of the autos.. can see them resting key players.

If we win Friday the pressure on Bournemouth and Barnsley is ramped up considerably - particularly with Bournemouth an Norwich


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Re: This Time Last Season

by Snowflake Royal » 14 Apr 2021 19:53

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Yep. Not time to write it now but over the last 6 or 7 seasons, every side finishing 7th has gone on to finish 13th or lower the next.

Tbh, 13th, 14th, 15th would be fine for a couple seasons while we continue to trim the obscene wage bill and come back leaner and meaner.


Oh yeah, would have no major concern with that just found it interesting* that if we do just miss out we'd have to buck a fairly settled trend to improve on 7th next year.

I'm suspicious of that sort of trend, it's just to easy to be statistical noise. But yeah, ultimate disappointment can lead to a drop off.

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Re: This Time Last Season

by Stranded » 14 Apr 2021 20:14

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Oh yeah, would have no major concern with that just found it interesting* that if we do just miss out we'd have to buck a fairly settled trend to improve on 7th next year.

I'm suspicious of that sort of trend, it's just to easy to be statistical noise. But yeah, ultimate disappointment can lead to a drop off.


I need to look at it more when I can be arsed but imagine in most cases the side finishing 7th have tailed off at the end of the season, so start the next poorly and either fail to recover or do so enough to br comfortably mid-table.

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