See the Cann Table index for more information on this table.
See the blurb below the table for some gloating.
|90||Arsenal (C E1) Arsenal have won the Premiership|
|75||Manchester United (E1Q)||5|
|56||Newcastle United (E2), Aston Villa|
|53||Charlton Athletic (E2Q?), Bolton Wanderers|
|45||Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur||15|
|33||Leicester City (R), Leeds United (R), Wolverhampton Wanderers (R)||19|
In Division 1: Millwall (E2)
Next update will be next season!
|E1||Champions League -- Direct qualification|
|E1Q||Champions League -- Qualifying rounds|
|E1q||Champions League -- Guaranteed at least qualifying rounds, could qualify directly|
|E2Q||UEFA Cup -- Qualifying round (Fair Play award)|
|E||Guaranteed at least UEFA cup football, could get Champions League|
|R||Relegated to Division 1|
I will only place these when they are certain. England have 2 direct and 2 third qualifying round entries to the Champions league and three UEFA cup slots (see the UEFA press release). The UEFA places go to the FA Cup winner or runner up, then the fifth place team in the league, then the Carling cup winner, then sixth and subsequent until we have three teams (i.e. if the FA Cup winner, runner up and Carling Cup winner all make the Champions league then we take the fifth, sixth and seventh teams in the Premier League). We may also get a Fair Play slot in the UEFA cup and if we do it goes to Charlton (hence the ?), who finished third in the FA Fair Play table. Arsenal won that, but did anybody mention that? Oh no... thats not interesting. No English club is bothering with the InterToto, so thats one less thing to worry about.
Arsenal won the league at White Hart Lane! For the second time in history. Thats as many times as Spurs have won it. Ever. Thanks to Newcastle United and Liverpool for making it possible. Arsenal clinched a top three finish and a Champions League qualifying slot in March, and have claimed the longest unbeaten start to a top flight season: all of it! (38 games unbeaten, second time a team has gone a top flight league season undefeated.)
Congratulations to 'Boro, who have UEFA Cup football from the league cup final.
The relegation issues were finalised mathematically when Wolves failed to beat Newcastle on Sunday 9 May. (Although to be honest they were down the weekend before due to the bad goal differences.) Leeds were relegated on Saturday 8 May following the 3-3 draw with Charlton. Leicester went down on May 1.
Arsenal finished only 10 games ahead of fourth placed Liverpool...
Jenny Cann used to maintain this interesting variation on the Premier League table. Her tragic death last season left the last table with 3 matches to play, at a time when her (and my) beloved Arsenal could still pull it round. They didn't. Jenny left her mark on the internet football community. If you can send me a URL of a tribute site or other memorial let me know and I'll add it here.
There are lots of places to get league tables. My sources include:
Thanks to all who have emailed me. It is nice to know I'm not just doing this for my own benefit! Thanks to John Old for pointing out when Arsenal were safe. Thanks to Jouni from rec.sport.soccer for the pointer to the UEFA qualification details. And thanks to SoccerAM for noticing this and thinking it was worth using.
I have a feeling St Totteringham's day (the moveable annual festival when Spurs can no longer catch Arsenal in the league) may be early this year. See my St Totteringham's day page for details.
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