I love stats. I engorge upon them daily, feast upon numbers, spot trends and patterns (mainly to help with some of the footy betting that I enjoy).
I decided to have a look at our home form, just to see if it was as bad as I think it is.
I am presenting these stats without opinion, merely to stimulate some potential discussions. Make of them what you will.
I decided to look at our home form since the much vaunted 15/16 season to see what we have done then and since. Note - these stats only include league games, I always think cup games are a bit of an anomaly amongst these kind of things due to team changes and other uncontrollables such as giant-killings (not that I’m suggesting we are anything like a giant right now, more a gnome perhaps?)
Here is how the home form looks:
2015/16 - P 23 W 11 D 6 L 6
2016/17 - P 23 W 11 D 5 L 7
2017/18 - P 23 W 9 D 6 L 8
2018/19 - P 23 W 7 D 5 L 11
2019/20 (so far) - P 6 W 1 D 2 L 3
This is what the Points Per Game looked like:
2015/16 - 1.63
2016/17 - 1.65
2017/18 - 1.43
2018/19 - 1.13
2019/20 (so far) - 0.83
It is clear that we have a bit of a problem at home that started manifesting itself in 2017-18 and hasnt got much better. I was interested to note that since the beginning of August 2017, we have witnessed just 17 home wins in 52 games, a home win percentage of 33%. Bit rubbish when your team draws or loses two thirds of the games they are meant to have home advantage in, ay it?
Just thought it was interesting, and hadn’t seen any stats like this anywhere else. Up the Saddlers. Paul Hall’s got a massive head.