Looking back over the 4 previous seasons, I give you the pts total of the teams that finished 4th, 5th & 6th to compare.
4th - Liverpool - 60 pts.
5th - Newcastle - 56 pts.
6th - Aston Villa - 56 pts.
13th - Pompey - 45 pts.
4th - Everton - 61 pts.
5th - Liverpool - 58 pts.
6th - Bolton - 58 pts.
16th - Pompey - 39 pts.
20th - Scum - 32 pts. Relegated in last place. Love it. (sorry couldn't resist).
4th - Arsenal - 67 pts.
5th - Tottenham - 65 pts.
6th - Blackburn - 63 pts.
17th - Pompey - 38 pts. The Great Escape.
4th - Arsenal - 68 pts.
5th - Tottenham - 60 pts.
6th - Everton - 58 pts.
9th - Pompey - 54 pts.
Other than 2005/06 which may be how the points could finish this season, the other 3 seasons have seen 60 pts or less for 5th. Everton have 60 pts already!
2003/04 & 2004/05 saw 60 & 61 pts good enough for champions league football. If only that was the case this season. It makes you think?
Written by statomatt aka storagematt.
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