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They're just talking about us on Sunday Supplement - and the consensus is that we will dip again and Woolwich will get 4th. 'They' seem to think we trail off - so here are the figures. I couldn't be bothered to get the 19th game figures - so the comparison isn't exact - but I think the figures do show a rough trend (I hope I've got them right!).
2005/2006 - DIPPED - GOALS AND POINTS
Dec 31st - Played 20 Pts 37 Goals 29
Final - Played 38 Pts 65 Goals 53
2006/2007 - ABOUT PAR
Dec 31st - Played 21 Pts 31 Goals 25
Final - Played 38 Pts 60 Goals 54
2007/2008 - PTS PAR, GOALS DIPPED
Dec 31st - Played 20 Pts 24 Goals 41
Final - Played 38 Pts 46 Goals 66
2008/2009 - GOT BETTER!
Dec 31st - Played 20 Pts 20 Goals 20
Final - Played 38 Pts 51 Goals 45
2009/2010 - DIPPED - GOALS AND MAYBE POINTS
Dec 31st - Played 20 Pts 37 Goals 42
Final - Played 38 Pts 70 Goals 67
2010/2011 - DIPPED - GOALS AND POINTS
Dec 31st - Played 19 Pts 33 Goals 29
Final - Played 38 Pts 62 Goals 55
2011/2012 - DIPPED - GOALS AND POINTS
Dec 31st - Played 18 Pts 39 Goals 35
Final - Played 38 Pts 69 Goals 66
2012/2013 - LOOKING LIKE A DIP AGAIN
Dec 31st - Played 20 Pts 36 Goals 36
Current - Played 31 Pts 57 Goals 53
OK - call me obsessed with stats (I'm not, but I do find stuff like this both interesting in how it potentially relates to the 'rumour/myth') - but apart from 1 season (wasn't that 'arry's first year?), we seem to have an unenviable trend of dropping off in the second half.
BUT we're going to confound the lot of them. Dempsey will start to show the form he did at Fulham and Ade will also regain his form. Holtby and Glyfi will be revelations and AVB will end up bucking the trend and end the season on a high! It starts today....
Thanks JL, I find it interesting too - you hear so many "Spurs always xxxxxx" when actually what they mean is "I can think of one previous occasion that supports my claim", especially from the 'experts', I like to know if there's any truth to it. That and ridiculous out of context stats like the "Bale curse" a few years back.
Speaking of ridiculous Bale stats, if I hear the one about not winning without a Bale goal since NYD I'll scream - we have to win today just to rid us of it!