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40 points to survive ? Not normally, at least not for a while.

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Do you need 40 points to survive in the Premier League ?

18th and 17th place points totals since 20 teams started in 95/96

Year 18, 17

95/96 38, 38

96/97 40, 41

97/98 40, 40

98/99 36, 41

99/00 33, 36

00/01 34, 42

01/02 36, 40

02/03 42, 44

03/04 33, 39

04/05 33, 34

05/06 34, 38

06/07 38, 38

07/08 36, 36

08/09 34, 35

09/10 30, 35

10/11 39, 40

11/12 36, 37

12/13 36, 39

40 points has been needed for survival only once since 02/03.

On average, the 18th placed team gets 36 points per season.

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[quote user="blahblahblah"]Do you need 40 points to survive in the Premier League ?

18th and 17th place points totals since 20 teams started in 95/96

Year 18, 17

95/96 38, 38

96/97 40, 41

97/98 40, 40

98/99 36, 41

99/00 33, 36

00/01 34, 42

01/02 36, 40

02/03 42, 44

03/04 33, 39

04/05 33, 34

05/06 34, 38

06/07 38, 38

07/08 36, 36

08/09 34, 35

09/10 30, 35

10/11 39, 40

11/12 36, 37

12/13 36, 39

40 points has been needed for survival only once since 02/03.

On average, the 18th placed team gets 36 points per season.[/quote]

Actually Blah, it''s 37 that would have been enough this year.[;)]

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It''s just the safety mark I guess, the average usually falls below 40 points, so it''s a good marker as you probably won''t need that many anyway

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Isn''t that the point though? Get to forty points and you have almost guaranteed survival? Thats why it was the aim.

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Its a nice round number.

As a rough average its not bad give or take.

No one has ever said its an absolute 40 points, its a just an indicator.

 

If everyone had to add caveats to explain every sentence they spoke, it would be a boring world and a boring game to read about.

 

I''ll keep using 40 points as the guide as most people know what you mean when you say this, its a nice round number, it doesn''t really matter if the average in reality is 38 or 39 or whatever, its just a number.

 

People should get over it.

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[quote user="blahblahblah"]Do you need 40 points to survive in the Premier League ? 18th and 17th place points totals since 20 teams started in 95/96 Year 18, 17 95/96 38, 38 96/97 40, 41 97/98 40, 40 98/99 36, 41 99/00 33, 36 00/01 34, 42 01/02 36, 40 02/03 42, 44 03/04 33, 39 04/05 33, 34 05/06 34, 38 06/07 38, 38 07/08 36, 36 08/09 34, 35 09/10 30, 35 10/11 39, 40 11/12 36, 37 12/13 36, 39 40 points has been needed for survival only once since 02/03. On average, the 18th placed team gets 36 points per season.[/quote]

 

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Remember 1984/5 when we were relegated with 49 points from 42 games, which is equivalent to 44 points from a 38 game season.

40 is normally enough but you can''t always rely on it.

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technically, 36 points would be enough as long as you had a better goal difference or had an equal goal difference and had scored more goals.

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