Open Your Eyes Morty!
- Jun 23, 2005
I want to understand but I am struggling to understand the table
The ranking (1,2,3...) shows a particular position in a particular year (between 1997 to 2019) would have performed relative to each other. For eg. The 1st place in 2019 would have ranked 1st out of 27, another year's 1st place would have ranked 2nd out of 27 etc. And 1998's 1st place would have ranked 26/27. I think the entire table is too big to display, so the author only placed selected years when Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal and Man City were champs.I want to understand but I am struggling to understand the table
If I understand correctly, it is ranking for every league position in the past 28 odd years on basis on total number of points achieved by the team in that league position - kind of horizontal ranking for each league position. So for league position 1 row, if we continue with the current PPG we'll be rank 1 because of 111 points in the 2019 season, City's 2017 will be rank 2 with 100 points and so on.I want to understand but I am struggling to understand the table
Seasons 1960-1975 were madly varied in terms of champions, and there were really freaky falling off seasons for LFC after a championship season in those times; common sense tells us that those were league seasons without domination and therefore broader competitiveness. Those sort of seasons aren't ever coming back though. The thing is, my guess is the table you produced for the PL-era highwater seasons wouldn't look that different for any 5 seasons from the sixties to the mid 70s. It's not telling us much, I'm sorry to say.Recently we've had the media asking 'is this the greatest team ever?' we've had fans weighing in with their opinion ' nothing can beat the united treble', ex arsenal players telling us that back when they were a boy in 2003, the league was far more competitive. The arguments for greatest season ever are usually I've those 5 seasons.
I agree that the table is inconclusive. And what is the definition of 'competitive season'?Competitive in a title run-in sense or competitive across the 20 teams? If it's the latter then you'd expect a competitive season would show all the teams in my table being mid-range creeping close to position 28 since the points will be more evenly distributed.
For me it’s already way too exciting. I would prefer that we make it less exciting week over week, until it’s done and dusted, then the real excitement can start.....ok scrap that maybe 20 less points!!! Keep forgetting how far ahead we are and how many points we would need to drop to see an exciting title race!!!
Haven't read the article but any process used to achieve that result is flawed. For a start Leicester are a much tougher, stronger side that play better football this season than that. So if the only decent side that had a good season and ran away with the league is actually better this year the conclusion is rubbish. Spurs didn't even hold onto second in the end did they?After seeing the TIA article using some C5 index that concludes that Leicester's League title was the most competitive season, I don't feel so bad about my own flawed logic!
I wouldn't even want the gap to be replicated, heretical as that may seem. But if City start next season on -10 (which isn't beyond the realms of possibility) the gap to them might be at one point 25 again...it'd be nice if beating literally everybody twice was the only way we can up ourselves. Imagine that!Only downside to this league season is it can't be replicated, absolutely absurd.