Vital Football

Latest Wycombe Wanderers News

The Blues' half season statistics

The Blues' half season statistics


Having played 23 league games, Wycombe are exactly half way through their 2010/11 campaign, which gives me the excuse to play with some stats and look back at how many points they've banked at this stage of every season since joining the football league and how well the second-half of each season compared.

The record for most points in a half-season goes to Peter Taylor's promotion winning class of 2008/09 who banked 46 in their first 23 games.

This season's tally of 40 points after 23 games has only been bettered five times, and if Gary Waddock's team can match that total in the second half of the campaign, they will break the existing record of 78 points currently shared by Martin O'Neill, Paul Lambert and Peter Taylor.

Don't hold your breath though. Wycombe have never collected as many as 40 points in the second half of a season, their best effort being 39 under Paul Lambert in 2007/08.

Lambert was also responsible for Wycombe's biggest ever slump, his 2006/07 side picking up only 21 points in the second half of the season, 20 points less than the 41 they collected in the first half.

If you feel Wycombe usually do better during the first-half of the season, you're right. Their average number of points banked in the first half is 32 and in the second-half 29.

Over the last 10 years it's even worse, with the Blues averaging 33 points in the first half of the season and 27 in the second.

In fact, in 17 completed seasons since joining the football league, the Blues have only done better in the second-half of the campaign on 6 occasions, and in the last 10 seasons only twice.

Looking on the bright side, Gary Waddock's men collected half as many points again in the second half of last season as they did in the first. Do the same this time and we're laughing.


The following table shows how many points Wycombe had on the board after 23 games in every season since they joined the football league, how many they banked in the second half of each season, the total points gained and the difference between first-half and second-half performance.


2008/09 - 46 points + 32 points = 78 points ( -14 ) - Taylor

1994/95 - 45 points + 33 points = 78 points ( -12 ) - O'Neill

2005/06 - 42 points + 29 points = 71 points ( -13 ) - Gorman

1993/94 - 41 points + 29 points = 70 points (N/A) - O'Neill *

2006/07 - 41 points + 21 points = 62 points ( -20 ) - Lambert

2010/11 - 40 points + ?? points = ?? points (???) - Waddock

2007/08 - 39 points + 39 points = 78 points (Even) - Lambert

2001/02 - 38 points + 26 points = 64 points ( -12 ) - Sanchez

1995/96 - 35 points + 25 points = 60 points ( -10 ) - Smith

2004/05 - 34 points + 31 points = 65 points ( -3 ) - Adams/Gorman

2000/01 - 33 points + 26 points = 59 points ( -7 ) - Sanchez

1999/00 - 29 points + 32 points = 61 points ( +3 ) - Sanchez

2002/03 - 27 points + 25 points = 52 points ( -2 ) - Sanchez

1997/98 - 26 points + 34 points = 60 points ( +8 ) - Gregory/Smillie

1996/97 - 20 points + 35 points = 55 points ( +15 ) - Smith/Gregory

1998/99 - 20 points + 31 points = 51 points ( +11 ) - Smillie/Sanchez

2009/10 - 18 points + 27 points = 45 points ( +9 ) - Taylor/Waddock

2003/04 - 16 points + 21 points = 37 points ( +5 ) - Sanchez/Adams

* 1993/94 season consisted of 42 games not 46



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

Writer:Len
Date:Friday January 14 2011
Time: 1:16AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Ingle Talks Brook

Recent Wycombe Wanderers Articles

FA Boosts Cheating Powers for 2017/18

The Football Association announced earlier today that they have extended their powers when it comes to punishing retrospective simulation.

Potential League Two Make Up 2017/18 (15/5/17)

With no games remaining in the 2016/17 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Clubs Agree To EFL Trophy Extension

The majority of League One and Two clubs have today agreed to keep the Under 23 element of the EFL Trophy for a further two years.

Football League Attendances Up In 2016/17

With the curtain coming down on the three Football League tiers, the EFL have released figures showing that more than 18million fans walked through the turnstiles...

Archived Vital Wycombe Articles

Vital Wycombe articles from

Site Journalists

Len
Editor email
Profile
Benny
no email
Profile
Dale Jenkins
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who was your Man of the Match against Cambridge?
Suggested By:
Blackman11%
Harriman16%
Jombati0%
Pierre2%
Jacobson0%
Bean5%
Bloomfield0%
Saunders43%
Kashket5%
Akinfenwa16%
Weston2%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Portsmouth 46 26 9 11 87 39
P Plymouth 46 26 9 11 87 25
P Doncaster 46 25 10 11 85 30
4 Luton 46 20 17 9 77 27
5 Exeter 46 21 8 17 71 19
6 Carlisle 46 18 17 11 71 1
7 Blackpool 46 18 16 12 70 23
8 Colchester 46 19 12 15 69 10
9 Wycombe 46 19 12 15 69 5
10 Stevenage 46 20 7 19 67 4
11 Cambridge 46 19 9 18 66 8
12 Mansfield 46 17 15 14 66 4
13 Accrington 46 17 14 15 65 3
14 Grimsby 46 17 11 18 62 -4
15 Barnet 46 14 15 17 57 -7
16 Notts County 46 16 8 22 56 -22
17 Crewe 46 14 13 19 55 -9
18 Morecambe 46 14 10 22 52 -20
19 Crawley 46 13 12 21 51 -18
20 Yeovil 46 11 17 18 50 -15
21 Cheltenham 46 12 14 20 50 -20
22 Newport 46 12 12 22 48 -22
R Hartlepool 46 11 13 22 46 -21
R Leyton Orient 46 10 6 30 36 -40
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Wycombe Wanderers Results (view all)

Wycombe Wanderers Fixtures (view all)

The Vital Football Members League