Greenwich Gull

A League 2 blog with an overwhelmingly pro-Torquay United bias

League 2 run-in analysis update: 28 March 2011

I’ve updated my surprisingly popular analysis which ranks each League 2 side according to the ease of their remaining fixtures on 3 measures: the average points tally of their remaining opponents, the number of games they have remaining and the proportion of these which are at home. It’s fairly rudimentary stuff but I think it’s quite instructive.

Accrington still have the easiest run-in, having 6 of their 9 remaining games at home. It’s arguable how much benefit Burton’s fixture backlog confers, as playing 2 matches per week will surely erode their fitness levels. The good news for those who enjoy a good promotion battle is that all but 3 of the teams currently in the top half of the table are also in the top half of this table. Chesterfield probably won’t care about the toughness of their run-in as they’re all but up, but Torquay and Oxford fans will be somewhat discouraged. At the other end of the division, Stockport and Barnet still have a torrid end to the season on paper.


2 comments on “League 2 run-in analysis update: 28 March 2011

  1. Maxi Hobbs
    March 29, 2011

    Nice to see us 6th, although for us you may as well list the fixtures away as we are far better travelling than at home!!

  2. greenwichgull
    March 29, 2011

    Hooray my first ever non-spam comment : )

    I was going to split out home and away vs. performance but didn’t have the time over the weekend – will have a tinker later in the week if I get the chance…

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