Our underlying numbers are terrible and match the eye test far more than our league position.
No they weren't at all, we were like 5th in xpoints in 2019/20 , 6th in 2018/19. Totally incorrectSome of our underlying numbers were terrible in the seasons we finished 7th, too. Especially those to do with attacking - time spent in opponents 3rd, touches in opponents penalty area etc. It's not like these past 2 seasons have totally veered off in an unrecognisable direction from the first 2. Just a gradual decline of what is much the same squad, though with several key players sold, injured, ageing, wanting to move on etc.
The novelty of not looking totally out of our depth (as in previous Premier League seasons) generally made us fans more tolerant of the times the football was dull, when we were sat deep without the ball just waiting for a break. 4 years of that, though, and that novelty has worn off - we expect a bit more, which is inevitable, really. Add in comms from the owners have dried up, so a lot of that initial feel good factor has gone. Important summer coming up, for sure.
No they weren't at all, we were like 5th in xpoints in 2019/20 , 6th in 2018/19. Totally incorrect
We finished below our xG, yeah we didn't score quite enough goals but your statement on underlying numbers was wrong. Ours this year have us 15thSo why didn't we finish 5th? Couldn't score enough goals? Seems to me pretty clear what changed in 2019/20 and has not been addressed. And it's not the manager. Decline started around August/September 2019 when we effectively traded Jota & Doc for Fabio & Semedo.
We finished below our xG, yeah we didn't score quite enough goals but your statement on underlying numbers was wrong. Ours this year have us 15th
This is true but hard to hide the disappointment of such a poor finish….last 13 games were relegation form. Once we reached 40 points ,the elusive 60 points and a European spot seemed a real possibility and it’s hard to figure what’s gone wrong .Let's put things into perspective:
We're 8th in The Best League In The World, that every player aspires to being involved in.
And in Bruno's 1st year in charge!
Those of us long suffering supporters, since 1956, have experienced many highs , along with more than average lows!
We are now an established Premier Club.
Let the GOOD TIMES ROLL!!
Wolves ONLY Wolves!!
(Once a Wolf ALWAYS a Wolf.)