The Graph Thread returns for 2019/20. I will be adding a new line to the graphs for this season and posting updated versions game by game throughout the season in this thread.
As we experience the highs and lows of the Championship season and many of us get carried away after each and every result, it is easy to forget the bigger picture of the season as a whole (and also consider how we are doing compared to previous seasons). I hope that this thread can help us not to over react if we have a few winless matches, nor think the Championship trophy has our name on it if we put consecutive wins together in September.
Below are the graphs which show our progress in the full seasons under Chansiri's ownership, and also how we did in all of the seasons since getting promoted from League One.
The straight lines are based upon the average (mean) number of points needed for the particular achievement over the last 10 seasons. For example, the 3rd placed teams in the Championship over the last 10 seasons achieved points of 83, 88, 85, 89. 86, 85, 77, 86, 80, 79 - so on average achieving 83.8 points with a better goal difference (1.82174 points per game) would be enough to finish above the 3rd placed team and hence achieve automatic promotion (lower than the widely-accepted value of 90 points for a top 2 finish).
If you have any feedback or suggestions about the graphs, feel free to comment and I will do my best to improve them.