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City 1981/82 v Morecambe 2020/21 v City 2021/22

Discussion in 'City Talk' started by StaffordBantam, Sep 7, 2021.

  1. StaffordBantam

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    I thought I'd track how this season's City team does in comparison to two other teams with connections to this year's team.

    Firstly, there is the Bradford City team of 1981/82, a team we pay tribute to with this season's home shirt and a team we would hope to emulate this season. The 1981/82 City team finished as runners up, in this division, with an impressive 91 points.

    Then there is the Morecambe team of 2020/21, the team that Derek Adams took to promotion against all the odds. Morecambe narrowly missed out on automatic promotion, finishing 4th with 78 points, before going on to win the play-offs.

    So we have the City team of 2021/22, led by Derek Adams. Let's see how they match up against their own history and their manager's record.

    So, six matches into the season and Bradford City 2021/22 have 11 points and are in 3rd place.

    Morecambe 2020/21 had 12 points and were in 6th place.

    Bradford City 1981/82 had 13 points and were in 2nd place.
     
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    After 7 matches:

    Bradford City 2021/22 have 11 points and are in 6th place.

    Morecambe 2020/21 had 13 points and were in 6th place.

    Bradford City 1981/82 had 16 points and were in 3rd place.
     
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    After 8 matches:

    Bradford City 2021/22 have 12 points and are in 9th place.

    Morecambe 2020/21 had 13 points and were in 11th place.

    Bradford City 1981/82 had 19 points and were in 2nd place.
     
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    After 9 matches:

    Bradford City 2021/22 have 12 points and are in 12th place.

    Morecambe 2020/21 had 13 points and were in 12th place.

    Bradford City 1981/82 had 22 points and were in 1st place.
     
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    Interesting and mildly reassuring how our current slump matches Morecambe's of last season.

    Keep the faith for now..
     
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    After 10 matches:

    Bradford City 2021/22 have 15 points and are in 8th place (or really 7th equal with Barrow).

    Morecambe 2020/21 had 16 points and were in 10th place.

    Bradford City 1981/82 had 25 points and were in 1st place.
     
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    81/82 was a strange season. I've not looked further but the promoted teams all got very high points totals especially compared with last season.
     
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    Yes, that's been the only season so far in which the top-3 all had over 90 points. Meanwhile, last season's champions, on 82, had the joint-lowest 1st-place total (pro-rating all seasons to 46 matches).

    RCB
     
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    After 11 matches:

    Bradford City 2021/22 have 16 points and are in 12th place.

    Morecambe 2020/21 had 17 points and were in 9th place.

    Bradford City 1981/82 had 28 points and were in 1st place.
     
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    After 12 matches:

    Bradford City 2021/22 have 17 points and are in 10th place.

    Morecambe 2020/21 had 18 points and were in 10th place.

    Bradford City 1981/82 had 28 points and were in 1st place.
     
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    After 13 matches:

    Bradford City 2021/22 have 17 points and are in 12th place.

    Morecambe 2020/21 had 19 points and were in 10th place.

    Bradford City 1981/82 had 28 points and were in 3rd place.
     
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    After 14 matches:

    Bradford City 2021/22 have 20 points and are in 11th place.

    Morecambe 2020/21 had 19 points and were in 14th place.

    Bradford City 1981/82 had 31 points and were in 2nd place.
     
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    After 15 matches:

    Bradford City 2021/22 have 21 points and are in 12th place.

    Morecambe 2020/21 had 22 points and were in 11th place.

    Bradford City 1981/82 had 34 points and were in 2nd place.
     
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    After 16 matches:

    Bradford City 2021/22 have 22 points and are in 11th place.

    Morecambe 2020/21 had 22 points and were in 12th place.

    Bradford City 1981/82 had 35 points and were in 3rd place.
     
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    After 17 matches:

    Bradford City 2021/22 have 23 points and are in 10th place.

    Morecambe 2020/21 had 25 points and were in 10th place.

    Bradford City 1981/82 had 38 points and were in 3rd place.
     
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    No wonder Adams isn't having a hissy fit about our league position, to many knee jerk reactions.
     
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    After 18 matches:

    Bradford City 2021/22 have 23 points and are in 12th place.

    Morecambe 2020/21 had 28 points and were in 8th place.

    Bradford City 1981/82 had 41 points and were in 2nd place.
     
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    After 19 matches:

    Bradford City 2021/22 have 24 points and are in 12th place.

    Morecambe 2020/21 had 31 points and were in 5th place.

    Bradford City 1981/82 had 42 points and were in 1st place.

    We are now way behind the 1981/82 Bradford City team that this season's shirts pay tribute to. More worringly, we are falling behind Morecambe's points tally from last season and even if we win our next 5 league matches we'd still be trailing Morecambe's 2020/21 total.
     
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    Approaching the half way mark, those comparisons suggest to me that we are way off the mark. I can only conclude using Sparks' own definition of failure ("not getting promoted would be a failure") that we are on target to fail this season.
     
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    Indeed. A quip comes out of the memory banks, but speaker and context remain lost in the depths... was it advice to an incoming US president? Anyways, the advice was to be solemn, solemn as an ass, because all great monuments are built over solemn asses! Sparks would have been better off being solemn rather than exuberant in his statements.

    We are, after today's match, on pace for 58 points, 55 if you just take the past 10 matches. Safe (so far), but overall a failure.

    RCB
     
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