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I'm as nervous as you and it's because the league this season REALLY has become more competitive!

In previous seasons, it was just hype from that the league is getting harder, but this season you have Hull and Stoke getting decent results against established clubs and there are only 5 points difference between 11th and 20th place.

Last season at this time, there was a 19 point gap between last placed derby and 11th placed Newcastle!! (btw newcastle are currently 11th again this season) and an 11 point difference between the second last Fulham and 11th place.

At this time last season Arsenal and UNited had 51 points. This season Liverpool has 46. The big teams are dropping more points than last year.

that's why we're nervous ;)
 

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IanDangerously said:
Well, United and Arsenal have taken less points in the Grandslam games this year, hence the league is more even this year.

Last year, in the first half of the season:
Liverpool 0 - 1 United; Arsenal 2- 2 United; United 2-0 Chelsea .... 7 points.

In the first half of this season:

Liverpool 2-1 United; Chelsea 1-1 United; Arsenal 2-1 United ... 1 point.
At the same point Liverpool have taken 6 points off Man Utd and chelsea but then proceeded to drop points to Tottenham, Stoke (twice) etc, etc.

So there a wider distribution of points amongstthe clubs this season.

Also derby only had a paltry 5 points a this point and the bottom club right now has 18 points.
 
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