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Seasonal Comparisons for Everton Matches, 2006-07

Steve Flanagan continues an old Everton Tradition from
the Matchday Programme of the 1960s, comparing
this season's points and attendances with last season, by opponent

 Season Comparison, 2005-06 Season Comparison, 2007-08 

So Everton finish the season with 58 points, just three behind the club’s Premiership “best” of 61 points in 2004-05.  They also finished 8 points up on 2005-06 and can look forward to European football for the second time in three seasons —  surely a long way forward from the Walter Smith school of finishing in the lower mid-table (ie, just above the relegation fight).

Also, the comparison figures highlight what a very close battle it was for the Uefa Cup places, as the club finished this season 1 point behind the figures of the 2002-03 “seventh placed” season, but ended up 1 place higher!

Finally, in one of our earlier comparisons, we highlighted the fact that in the last 9 matches of this season, Everton had, in comparison gained 13 points from those matches last season, in 2002-03 (7th place season) and 2004-05 (4th place season) — how did we do this time?  Well, from Arsenal downwards, Everton gained 15 points — so a better return than the historical stats would suggest.

 

 

 

Current Season

Last Season

Comparison

 

Opponents

 

Pts

Att

Agg Pts

Agg Att

Pts

Att

Agg Pts

Agg Att

Pts Diff

Att Diff

1

Watford

H

3

39,691

3

39,691

1

35,420

1

35,420

+2

+4,271

2

Blackburn Rovers

A

1

22,015

4

61,706

3

22,064

4

57,484

+4,222

3

Tottenham Hotspur

A

3

35,540

7

97,246

0

36,247

4

93,731

+3

+3,515

4

Liverpool

H

3

40,004

10

137,250

0

40,158

4

133,889

+6

+3,361

5

Wigan Athletic

H

1

37,117

11

174,367

0

37,189

4

171,078

+7

+3,289

6

Newcastle United

A

1

50,107

12

224,474

0

51,916

4

222,994

+8

+1,480

7

Manchester City

H

1

38,250

13

262,724

3

37,827

7

260,821

+6

+1,903

8

Middlesbrough

A

0

27,156

13

289,880

3

29,224

10

290,045

+3

–165

9

Sheffield United

H

3

37,900

16

327,780

1

39,617

11

329,662

+5

–1,882

10

Arsenal *

A

1

60,047

17

387,827

0

38,121

11

367,783

+6

–1,882

11

Fulham

A

0

23,327

17

411,154

0

17,169

11

384,952

+6

+4,276

12

Aston Villa

H

0

36,376

17

447,530

3

36,507

14

421,459

+3

+4,145

13

Bolton Wanderers

H

3

34,417

20

481,947

0

34,500

14

455,959

+6

+4,062

14

Charlton Athletic

A

1

26,435

21

508,382

1

26,954

15

482,913

+6

+3,543

15

Manchester United *

A

0

75,723

21

584,105

1

67,831

16

550,744

+5

+3,543

16

West Ham United

H

3

32,968

24

617,073

0

35,074

16

585,818

+8

+1,437

17

Portsmouth

A

0

19,528

24

636,601

3

20,094

19

605,912

+5

+871

18

Chelsea

H

0

33,970

24

670,571

1

36,042

20

641,954

+4

–1,201

19

Reading

A

3

24,053

27

694,624

3

30,576

23

672,530

+4

–7,724

20

Middlesbrough

H

1

38,126

28

732,750

3

34,349

26

706,879

+2

–3,947

21

Newcastle United

H

3

38,682

31

771,432

3

36,207

29

743,086

+2

–1,472

22

Manchester City

A

0

39,836

31

811,268

0

42,681

29

785,767

+2

–4,317

23

Reading

H

1

34,722

32

845,990

1

38,093

30

823,860

+2

–7,688

24

Wigan Athletic

A

3

18,149

35

864,139

1

21,731

31

845,591

+4

–11,270

25

Liverpool

A

1

44,234

36

908,373

0

44,923

31

890,514

+5

–11,959

26

Blackburn Rovers

H

3

35,593

39

943,966

3

35,615

34

926,129

+5

–11,981

27

Tottenham Hotspur

H

0

34,121

39

978,087

0

39,856

34

965,985

+5

–17,716

28

Watford

A

3

18,761

42

996,848

3

26,554

37

992,539

+5

–25,509

29

Sheffield United

A

1

32,019

43

1,028,867

0

24,784

37

1,017,323

+6

–18,274

30

Arsenal

H

3

37,162

46

1,066,029

3

36,920

40

1,054,243

+6

–18,032

31

Aston Villa

A

1

36,407

47

1,102,436

0

32,342

40

1,086,585

+7

–13,967

32

Fulham

H

3

35,612

50

1,138,048

3

36,515

43

1,123,100

+7

–14,870

33

Bolton Wanderers

A

1

25,179

51

1,163,227

3

25,608

46

1,148,708

+5

–15,299

34

Charlton Athletic

H

3

34,028

54

1,197,255

3

34,333

49

1,183,041

+5

–15,604

35

West Ham United

A

0

34,945

54

1,232,200

1

34,866

50

1,217,907

+4

–15,525

36

Manchester United

H

0

39,682

54

1,271,882

0

38,610

50

1,256,517

+4

–14,453

37

Portsmouth

H

3

39,619

57

1,311,501

0

36,831

50

1,293,348

+7

–11,665

38

Chelsea

A

1

41,745

58

1,353,247

0

41,765

50

1,335,113

+8

–11,684

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H

37

698,040

 

 

28

699,663

 

 

+9

–1,623

 

 

A

21

655,207

 

 

22

635,450

 

 

–1

–10,061

(Note: Results against Reading are compared to the results against Sunderland.  The results of Sheffield United are compared to those of West Bromwich Albion, and the results of Watford are compared against Birmingham City.)

* - Arsenal’s increased attendance is due to their move to The Emirates Stadium, causing a large difference in attendance figures, whilst Manchester United’s increase is due to the continued development of Old Trafford.  For comparison purposes, this season’s attendance for both matches has been assumed to be level with last season’s attendance, although the actual attendance is shown in both instances.

This season has shown that we might be able to start thinking of “Fortress Goodison” once again, with the club suffering just 4 home defeats in the League, and a nine-point increase in home matches on last season – although we are 1 point down on 2002-03 and 2004-05.  However, the away form has been on par with both of these seasons, 1 point down on last season, 2 points down on 2003-04 and level with 2002-03.

For 2006-07, home attendances were down by 1,623 in total (an average of 85 supporters per match!), whilst the comparative away attendances were down by just over 10,000 overall (an average of just under 530 per match) — so a plateau in regards to attendances appears to have been reached.  However, would another successful League season, plus a couple of good cup runs (especially in Europe) push attendances up again?  Time will tell.

We can also analyse the figures further and see what has happened results-wise as well:

 

Result This season

Comparative result from

Last season

 

Occurrences this season

 

Points won/lost

 

 

Win

Win

Draw

Loss

7

3

5

-

+6

+15

 

Draw

Win

Draw

Loss

5

4

2

–8

+7

 

Loss

Win

Draw

Loss

3

3

4

–9

–3

Whilst it is pleasing to see that we have converted nearly half of our draws or defeats from last season into wins, it is equally alarming to note that we have lost or drawn just over 50% of the wins we had last season!

So, overall, it’s probably fair to say that Everton have had a successful League campaign — although the cup record still appears to be a major stumbling block.  But, the real test is now next season, when, hopefully, the club will challenge for at least one trophy, but also, put together another successful campaign and, dare we say, another European campaign in 2008-09?

Steve Flanagan
15 May 2007




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