Last season, rather than write a long review of the season I put together a chart of how optimistic I had felt as the season progressed. This season I thought I'd do that "live" and have kept track of my optimism factor on a weekly basis (actually that's not strictly true - after the Sunderland game, as with real life, I gave up, but I've filled in the gaps now). The chart belows shows "How optimistic I felt" in blue and matches that with our league position (in Red), which I've had to show as places off the bottom to get the figures to fit.
I'm naturally an optimistic person so the flat line that marks out most of the season is a pretty stark indicator of how our season went. God knows how the pessimists coped! There are a couple of real low points (The home matches against Derby, Arsenal and Sunderland in particular and the period around Sanchez' sacking and Roy's arrival) but it's great to see that massive upturn at the end. Roll on next season!