Category: Statistical Analysis

Preparing for relegation

As premature as it sounds writing a post about relegation in December, the reality of the situation dictates that it is now not only a possibility, it is a near certainty. A dismal festive season has ensured Blackpool remain rooted to the foot of the Championship and a nine point gap separates Lee Clark’s side from 21st place. Over half the season has now been played and the club have managed to amass just 14 points. By any reasonable measure, it’s a tally worthy of a team set for relegation.

Halfway There…

Following the 2-1 defeat to Wolves in front of the Sky cameras on Friday night, half of the 2012/13 Championship season has now elapsed. With 23 games played and every opponent faced once, now appears as good a time as any to take stock of the season so far.

Getting Off To A Flier – Revisited

With 10 matches of this season’s Championship campaign now played, it seems a good opportunity to revisit one of the season preview pieces I wrote, which specifically discussed the historical effects of teams winning automatic promotion in this timeframe. How does Blackpool’s record compare to those sides, and should those ‘Pool fans aiming for a top two finish reassess their expectations?