The Fight To Go DownBy: Rob | February 8th, 2010
You might think that that title should read the “The fight to stay up”, but that wouldn’t be at all appropriate. Just having a look at the form books, and it is absolutely shocking just how bad the teams at the bottom of the league are playing. Alright its not shocking that they’re playing badly, but that so many of them are in the kind of form usually guaranteed to get you relegated, is oddly worrying.
Shamelessly stolen from The Guardian:
Portsmouth (20th) one win in nine
Wolves (19th) one win in eight
West Ham (18th) one win in 10
Bolton (17th) one win in seven
Wigan (16th) one win in nine
Burnley (15th) one win in 13
Hull (14th) one win in 11
Sunderland (13th) one win in 15
Its pretty amazing that the “form” team in that scrap is Bolton, who have only one win in the last seven games. On the bright side, if any of those sides picks up anything resembling form, they’ll probably be pretty safe.
Obviously some of those clubs have bigger fish to fry – Portsmouth are in danger of going under altogether if they don’t find a way out of the bottom three for example.
It doesn’t really add weight to the idea of the Premier League being the best in the world though. For the second season in a row, the bottom of the table teams have been so poor, that it looks like a great time to be promoted from the Championship. Just ask Birmingham.