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1Portsmouth463987
2Plymouth462587
3Doncaster463085

4Luton462777
5Exeter461971
6Carlisle46171
7Blackpool462370

8Colchester461069
9Wycombe46569
10Stevenage46467
11Cambridge Utd46866
12Mansfield46466
13Accrington Stanley46365
14Grimsby46-462
15Barnet46-757
16Notts County46-2256
17Crewe46-955
18Morecambe46-2052
19Crawley Town46-1851
20Yeovil46-1550
21Cheltenham46-2050
22Newport County46-2248

23Hartlepool46-2146
24Leyton Orient46-4036

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Sayonara Mr Groves!

By: Graham Howes
Date: 08/05/2003

THERE is no doubt that Groves has had it tough. However my feelings are that he has not utilised what he has got effectively. At times his team selection and tactics have been very poor.

Substitutions have nearly bordered onto keystone cops, three stooges and Marx brothers comedy acts.Basically what we have witnessed this season was when the going got tough we clammed up and panicked. Other years we have drawn on strength, united and been defiant against the Fat Lady. I am afraid this year we gave up the ghost with little fight.

Now some startling facts about how bad 2002-3 has been. You make up your own mind if the big wedge of the boot should be planted on the rear of Mr Groves.

Statistically this season has been the 4th post war worst season on record. Only 47-48, 50-51, and 58-59 eclipsed it. You also have to consider these seasons played only 42 games.

In the whole of history of league football this has been the 9th worst on record. However due to amount of games its realistically 7th worst.

Again this has been the 4th worst post war record for conceding goals. Also this season has resulted in the 8th worst in town history in goals conceded.

The Full Records

Worst records (to make a comparison this season was worked on old 2pts)

Some seasons only had 22 and 30 matches and have been included but realistically cannot be classed as bad seasons.

Rating
Year
Position
Division
Played
Won
Drew
Lost
For
Against
Points
1 1892-93 8th D2 22 8 3 11 49 63 19
2 1947-48 22nd D1 42 8 6 28 45 111 22
3 1909-10 19th D2 38 9 6 23 50 77 24
4 1897-98 12th D2 30 10 4 16 52 62 24
5 1919-20 22nd D2 42 10 5 27 34 75 25
6 1902-03 17th D1 34 8 9 17 43 62 25
7 1950-51 22nd D2 42 8 12 22 61 95 28
8 1958-59 21st D2 42 9 10 23 62 90 28
9 2002-3 24th D1 46 9 12 25 48 85 30
10 1907-08 18th D2 42 11 8 19 43 71 30

Goals Conceded - Worst

1st 1947-48 111
2nd 1931-32 98
3rd 1950-51 95
4th 1926-27 91
5th 1958-59 90
6th 1929-30 89
7th 1930-31 87
8th 2002-3 85

Worst Defeats

1st 1919-20 27
2nd 1954-55 25
3rd 1976-77 25
4th 2002-3 25

As you can see, statistically we have had one of the worst seasons in Town's history. Under these circumstances I think it should be sayonara Mr Groves.


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