Fascinating stats on our season

My unpaid researcher – okay, my Dad – has been ploughing through the statistics surrounding our turbulent season and has come up with some pretty stark conclusions. As you will see, it’s actually been our away form that has saved us…bizarre huh?!!

Where did we get points on our travels?
Total: 16

Three points:
Reading
Manchester City
Portsmouth

One point:
Chelsea
Blackburn
Wigan
Sunderland
Bolton
Birmingham
Derby

Who did we pick up points from at home?
Total: 20

Threee points
Everton
Aston Villa
Bolton
Reading
Birmingham

One point
Blackburn
Manchester City
Spurs
Wigan
Derby

Overall fast facts

  • We took 16 points off the top nine clubs
  • We took 20 points off the bottom nine clubs
  • Only 11 clubs scored more points than us away
  • Eighteen clubs scored more points than us at home
  • We let in 31 goals at home – yet only 29 away
  • Only 8 clubs conceded less away goals
  • Only 2 clubs scored less goals than us at home
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Who put the ball in the net?

Having enjoyed such a clutch of victories lately I had lost track of who had actually been banging them in for us this season. I had a hazy recollection that Dempsey was our leading scorer a few months back but decided to have a trawl through the statistics.

To my surprise four players have netted six times (league and cup). Dempsey is still the top scorer in the league, despite his last goal coming in our defeat at White Hart Lane back in December, while 11 individuals managed to get on the scoresheet at some stage.

Initially I thought it was quite impressive to have that number scoring – but then I looked at some of our rivals and a different picture emerged. At the top end of the table, Man Utd had 15 different scorers (Ronaldo topping the list with 41!!!!), while 17 Chelsea players got on the list with Lampard taking the lion’s share of 19.

At the bottom, Derby had 13 players on the scoring chart with Miller top of the tree on six goals; Reading also had 13 scorers with Kitson the best of the bunch on 10, while Birmingham had the same number as us, although top scorer Forssell bagged nine.

Here is our full run-down

Six goals
Dempsey (all in league)
Healy (4 league, 2 cup)
Kamara (five league, 1 cup)
Murphy (5 league, 1 cup)

Five goals (all in league)
Davies

Four goals (all in league)
McBride

Two goals (all in league)
Bullard
Nevland
Smertin

One goal (all in league)
Bocanegra
Bouazza