Wise Men Rant: A Pop At The National Media

We’ve been criticised to ridiculous levels by national journalists who know nothing of what it’s like to attend the Stadium of Light and support Sunderland. In the table below, Peter Stamp puts us top of a table that shows just how bad we’ve had it. The league provides a ratio of attendance against points gained. The bigger the attendance and lower the points score, the higher you sit. There we are, perched at the top, masses of us turning up to witness defeat after defeat. Wonder if this might make a few of those journalists understand just why so many wandered off apathetically when Palace destroyed us in 15 minutes?

 

Home Pts Home Games Avg Home Pts Avg Home Att (X1K) Ratio Att/Pts
Sunderland 16 17 0.941 43 45.69
Aston Villa 15 16 0.938 33 35.20
Newcastle 22 15 1.467 51 34.77
Leicester 14 14 1.000 32 32.00
Man Utd 43 17 2.529 75 29.65
Everton 22 15 1.467 38 25.91
Arsenal 36 15 2.400 60 25.00
Liverpool 32 17 1.882 45 23.91
Hull 16 15 1.067 23 21.56
West Ham 28 17 1.647 35 21.25
Man City 33 15 2.200 45 20.45
West Brom 21 17 1.235 25 20.24
Crystal Palace 18 15 1.200 24 20.00
Burnley 18 17 1.059 19 17.94
Stoke 23 15 1.533 27 17.61
Chelsea 39 15 2.600 42 16.15
QPR 19 17 1.118 18 16.11
Tottenham 38 17 2.235 36 16.11
Southampton 33 17 1.941 31 15.97
Swansea 29 17 1.706 21 12.31