Shades of 2009

Believe it or not, but Fulham are currently 10th in the table on goal difference. We’re also three points off 7th spot, occupied by Everton (who just lost their best striker).

That’s right, after this doozy of a roller coaster season, we’re in the top half of the table. Which is something we haven’t done/been in since Halloween. How did this happen? When did this happen?

Not only that, but we have the exact same amount of points as we did at this stage last year — and about now we basically chucked the season to focus on our European Rampage — and just two less than we did two years ago. The table from then is below:

Things can obviously change pretty soon. We go to Old Trafford next week. We still have trips to St. Andrews, Sunderland and Molineux; all while getting to play host to Arsenal and Liverpool.

But, still, is seventh spot conceivable? Here is our run out, compared to 2008-09’s:

In 2008-09, we ended up with 53 points. In all honesty, it was a bit easier then. So, assuming we’ll need to match at least that amount, where are/must the 15 or so points come from our final seven games?

Okay, who am I kidding. We should probably just revisit this next week and say “So…where are/must the 15 or so points come from our final seven six games?”

5 thoughts on “Shades of 2009

  1. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!*

    How bad would it be to get 7th this season, knowing we wouldn’t get European football again?

    *caveat: wouldn’t mind getting 7th if we got into the Europa League through fair play. Then we could pretend we were playing in Europe for a reason that wasn’t a bit lame.

    1. Haah. Your worry is well expressed, Imperial.

      Notice how I didn’t mention Europe though. That’s not really my focus.

      It’s more of the astonishing revelation that “WE CAN ALMOST TIE OUR HIGHEST PLACE EVER. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?!?! DJSDUOMKSFMQ”

  2. as being the most bullish of the lot of you in december when rich ran the year-end-predictions thread, i realize it’s still too early to say “I TOLD YOU SO”, in some sort of internet chat speak (i.e.: omg, i toldz you that teh fulham would rulz!)

    but yes, mean reversion is a beautiful thing in this case. just remind me of this post when fulham are say… 5th in december of next year.

    1. Well the other thing Tim might have done is run a BBC predictor showing where we’d finish if we don’t do very well in these challenging fixtures ahead! It could be 2006/07 all over again….

  3. I think we’ll end up on 46, which is almost exactly what my simulations suggested, which means I’m going to have to do the whole league next season and place real money on it.

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