- Jun 2, 2008
So if we beat Southampton we knock Everton and Arsenal off the board.
Funny how we can often pinpoint a moment in time when they say/do something and it changes everything from then on.Horrible, horrible night that. I was working lates and finished at nine. I worked in a massive warehouse and we had a radio on near the chargehand’s office. By eight o’clock everyone had fucked any pretence of work off and we were all stood/sat around the radio. We’d always had friendly banter with the “bluenose” fans in the workforce. But that night changed it all. There were a couple of BS lads who were urging Arsenal on and cheering their every pass. With minutes to go the chargehand said we could go. Cue a “Le Mans” style rush to our cars. I got in my car and had Radio City on just in time to hear Michael Thomas score. I was gutted, but what made it worse was one of the BS fans got out of his car and danced on the roof and bonnet. To put this into context, he’d bought the car (Vauxhall Astra GTi) brand new. Every tea or lunch break he’d be outside polishing off any dust that might have settled on it in the interim. Yet here he was dancing on it. It sickened me and my attitude towards them across the park changed in an instant.
I drove home and as I entered our house Mrs CDO mk1asked me to go up and see CDO Jr as he was upset. When I got to his room he was in bed crying. I asked him what was up? He told me he was crying because “all those people died and I wanted Liverpool to win to make everyone happy”.
I’ve made no secret on here about CDO Jr being a blue. That night we decided that, because he didn’t want to come to Anfield with me and I wouldn’t take him to Goodison then we’d follow Tranmere until we thought he was old enough to go to Goodison on his own. We had some great times over the following seasons. Traveling to Wembley countless times to see Rovers in Play Offs, Leyland Daf trophies and the League Cup. We then started following Poulton Vics in the West Cheshire and got a Wembley trip out of that as well.
When he started going to Everton matches with his mates I was able to return to my beloved Reds. He is still the most level headed and unbiased Blue that I know.
Sorry about this ramble in the “Season comparison” thread. Let’s get back to talking about all of the pretty green.
I say they stay on the board. It’ll look nice.So if we beat Southampton we knock Everton and Arsenal off the board.
It's better than that. Only five teams could be above us if we get 73 points because any more than five isn't possible with the necessary permutation of wins and draws; they'd take too many points off each other.And as of today, more than double the points of everyone outside the top four, 3 more points to guarantee top 8, seven more points to guarantee CL football next season!
And that's before other teams play and potentially drop points. We might not need to pick up another point and we would almost certainly finish in the top 4, probably top 3.It's better than that. Only five teams could be above us if we get 73 points because any more than five isn't possible with the necessary permutation of wins and draws; they'd take too many points off each other.
Likewise, 76 is all that's needed for top 4.
Originally I was only going to do Leicester and Man City who I felt were our only rivals for the League, then I extended it to teams I felt we would enjoy seeing the chase to topple them. The above you mentioned fell into neither category so left them out. But you are right, for accuracy they should be inweirdly Southampton, Sheffield United and Wolves should be on the table too, even if briefly!
In my weird world populated by fellow maths nerds the exact probabilities for the placings if we lose every game have been estimated:And that's before other teams play and potentially drop points. We might not need to pick up another point and we would almost certainly finish in the top 4, probably top 3.