'Why PPG is a farcical way of ending the football season'

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  1. JamDrop

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    Its spot on though - Hull have picked up one point in their last 6 games - we have picked up 9 - carry that on to the end of the season we will comfortably finish above them . If using a PPG why not go from the end of January after the transfer window shut - thats more realistic than taking the whole season - no idea if that would save us or not but it would certainly send Hull down
     
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    The idea that promoting and relegating clubs with nine games to play retains 'integrity' is a complete nonsense.

    I'll refrain from going further, naturally. :D
     
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    In League One Wycombe take Peterborough's place in the playoff because they get 1.73 points for their game in hand against leaders Coventry. Yet Coventry get 1.97 points for the same fixture making a total of 3.7 points awarded in one game.
     
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    Interesting article, wasn’t aware of the point about Man Utd.
    For that reason alone you can almost guarantee the Premier League won’t opt for that, both them and the Champions League, UEFA etc will want them as opposed to Leicester for financial reasons, couple that with Woodward’s announcement of a £23 million loss last month and highest debt since bought.
    The Tranmere lass also makes an interesting point.
     
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    I don't think you've quite grasped the concept of PPG (Points per game) here
     
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    I think he has, PPG awards a set number of points for each unplayed match based on the average number of points gained in matches actually played. Therefore, his example makes perfect sense, 3.7 points awarded for a single game and similarly other games will result in less than 3 points being awarded. Its nonsense.
     
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    Not really. It highlights the limitations in this indicator. It takes into no account the strength of the opposition yet to play.
     
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    Anything’s possible. We beat Fulham home and away, so anything hypothetical will have flaws. Most people in football would have had us for two defeats.
     
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    Someone has got the wrong end of the stick here....

    Team A has Played X games and has Y points Y/X = Z. How many games left multiplied by Z. It has nothing to do with who or where teams have got left to play. It's just an average which is why it is so unfair.

    So how do you get 3.7 points per game when it doesn't take playing matches into account
     
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    I am desperate for the season to restart(if it's safe to do so) I truly think we'll survive .
     
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    not sure if my maths were good but working it out PPG after the January window closed , I make the tables bottom 6 as follows :-

    19. Stoke 53 pts
    20.Hudds 53 pts
    21. Boro 46 pts
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    22. Luton 46 pts
    23. Barnsley 45 pts
    24. Hull 43pts

    feel free to check the results and work it from the end of january.

    We are down and we all know in our hearts no matter what way they choose to finalise the season.
     
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    Where did Charlton finish?
     
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    oops sorry missed them, but ppg had them on 48 pts , so 20th
     
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    Not all of us.
     
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    well I hope we are saved and I admire your hope. Sadly I fear the worst. :(
     
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    I have been saying it from the start of the season & I also think we'll beat QPR away, no I haven't been drinking :eek:
     
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    You've been social distancing for far too long.....
     
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    I have not
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