Friday, May 16, 2008

HEC 2007-08 End Of Season - Optimism Chart

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!

5 comments:

Bad Andy said...

Sunderland was by far the worst point of Fulham's season for me. Looking at the fixture list, you could feel the hope that Fulham could manage to turn it around as long as it started at home against Sunderland.
But the gutless defeat there against relegation rivals was a kick in the teeth. It's a good job Birmingham were rubbish when they visited.

Chopper said...

Agreed - looking at the chart again I think I've got the Reading away value a bit too high. I really thought that was it after Sunderland and it was only after the win at Man City that I began to see it might be possible again.

Chopper said...

Tweaked it a bit.

Rob said...

Like that a lot Chopper, very good idea

Chopper said...

Cheers Rob