UK time is: 14:06:09
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

League One Points Targets

As newly promoted Wycombe Wanderers embark on a new season in League One, let's take a look at how many points they are likely to need to avoid relegation, make the play-offs, or for the uber optimists among you, gain automatic promotion.


Here are some divisional stats from the last seven seasons:


Points gained by team in final relegation place (21st)

2002/03: Cheltenham........ 48 points
2003/04: Grimsby Town ....50 points
2004/05: Torquay Utd ...... 51 points
2005/06: Hartlepool.......... 50 points
2006/07: Chesterfield....... 47 points
2007/08: Bournemouth..... 48 points
2008/09: Northampton...... 49 points

Average:....49 points

So, as a rule of thumb, 50 points should be the first target.



Points gained by team in final play-off place (6th)

2002/03: Cardiff City......81 points
2003/04: Hartlepool.......73 points
2004/05: Hartlepool.......71 points
2005/06: Swansea........71 points
2006/07: Oldham..........75 points
2007/08: Southend........76 points
2008/09: Scounthorpe...76 points

Average:....74.7 points

Once you've banked the first 50 points, it's only another 25 and the play-off lottery beckons.



Points gained by team in final automatic promotion place (2nd)

2002/03: Crewe............86 points
2003/04: QPR...............83 points
2004/05: Hull City.........86 points
2005/06: Colchester......79 points
2006/07: Bristol City......85 points
2007/08: Nott'm Forest...82 points
2008/09: Peterborough...89 points

Average:....84.3 points

Why stop at the play-offs? An extra 10 points will almost certainly clinch you automatic promotion, although poor old Franchise did manage to miss out with 87 points last season. Very unlucky that.



The Chairboys will attempt to put their first points on the board when they face Charlton Athletic at the Valley this Saturday.






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Len Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 4 2009

Time: 12:43AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
How are you expecting to do this season? Looking at another promotion or something more mid-table?
PooliePoolie
Report Abuse
04/08/2009 00:46:00

Lack of goals will probably stop us from making the top-half of the table, but I don't think we'll be relegated.
LCWanderer
Report Abuse
04/08/2009 09:49:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wycombe Wanderers Articles

The Opposition View - Tranmere (Wednesday March 4 2015)

The Opposition View - Stevenage (Sunday March 1 2015)

Onyedinma & Ingram ensure justice is done (Saturday February 28 2015)

Stats: Wycombe Wanderers v Stevenage (Saturday February 28 2015)

Preview: Wycombe Wanderers v Stevenage (Thursday February 26 2015)

Trust AGM takes place this evening (Thursday February 26 2015)

Archived Wycombe Wanderers Articles

List All Vital Wycombe Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Matieeboy 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Tranmere 1 - 2 Wycombe
Wycombe 2 - 2 Stevenage
Carlisle 2 - 3 Wycombe
Wycombe 1 - 2 Newport
Wycombe 0 - 2 Plymouth
Cambridge 0 - 1 Wycombe

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Shrewsbury 34 19 7 8 +24 64
2. Burton 34 19 7 8 +16 64
3. Wycombe 34 17 12 5 +19 63
4. Luton 34 16 10 8 +13 58
5. Bury 34 17 7 10 +11 58
6. Southend 34 16 10 8 +8 58
7. Newport 34 15 8 11 +1 53

Breaking League News

Player Of The Year Awards Night
York : 06/03/2015 11:14:01
Strike pair look to double up
York : 06/03/2015 10:50:01
Pompey do the double!
Portsmouth : 06/03/2015 08:00:00
On this day in history...6th March
Portsmouth : 06/03/2015 07:00:01
Manager of the Month Winner - February (Awford)
Portsmouth : 06/03/2015 06:00:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who was your Man of the Match against Tranmere?
Suggested By:  
Ingram 8%
Jombati 0%
Rowe 9%
Mawson 28%
Jacobson 0%
Saunders 0%
Bloomfield 12%
Yennaris 31%
Wood 0%
Hayes 3%
Onyedinma 9%