Morning all, for the sake of all of our eyes and as Eddie raised the question about the importance of the weekends game with Chelsea, with the dreaded question….is it a “Must Win Game”…..i decided i may as well put finger to keyboard and put something up, it has tables and a poll, whats not to like?
I’m already sick of the sight of Maureen and listening to him is too much to bear, so for that reason i’d love us to win, but from a point of view of our season going forward do we think it will have a great affect either positively or negatively?
After all last season we won the Community Shield only to finish third in the league, the optimism of July and August was crushed come transfer deadline day and a long queue outside the medical room was forming.
So i decided to have a look back to 2004 and the fortunes of the winners and losers of the Community Shield come the end of the season.
|Year||Winners||Lge Position||Champions League||FA Cup||League Cup|
|Percentage who won||45%||9%||27%||9%|
So there you have it, less than half went on to win the league and its been a while since that happened, and others including us went on to win cups.
And what of the runners up?
|Year||Runners Up||League Position||Champions League||FA Cup||League Cup|
|Percentage who won||9%||0%||9%||18%|
Well pretty appalling in reality.
So is Eddie right and it is a Must Win Game? Maybe the losers have statistically not done as well in the season compared to the winners, but there is also the possibility that neither side will go on to win anything.
What say the good readers of AA?
Gooner in Exile