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Feb 8, 2017
Being a bit of the exile living in the north I rely on reports on here and the odd away game to judge the performance of the team, the away games that I've got along to were Rotherham and Donny (which were fun).

some of the reports on here seem to suggest that we are lucky not to be cut adrift of the bottom of the league, are things really that bad?

Being an engineer I like facts and stats so I've compared the table today to the one from last season after 13 games and were are 1 point and 2 goals better off, which suggests that we've actually improved. given the delta between top and bottom last year was 19 points this year is at 25 points, which indicates a bigger gulf in performance between teams in the division (the best are better than last year or the worst are worse or a combination of both).

we are currently 11th for shots on target (61 out of 177 total shots ) compared with 18th (49 oo 121 ) at the same point last season indicating that we are making more chances and hitting the target with a higher probability (0.40 vs 0.34).

we have scored more goals (17 vs 13) but conceded more (25 vs 23).

on paper all of the above makes it look like we are on paper better than last season, my question to those that are fortunate to get along every week is does any of the above come as a surprise? are the results masking poor performances that could make this comparative improvement a bit of false hope?