Date: 3rd August 2011 at 11:21am
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As newly promoted Wycombe Wanderers prepare to take another crack at League One, let’s have a look at how many points they’re likely to need to avoid relegation, make the play-offs, or for the uber optimists among you, gain automatic promotion.


Here are the divisional stats for this century….


Points gained by team in final relegation place (21st)

1999/00: Cardiff City……….44 points
2000/01: Bristol Rovers……51 points
2001/02: Bournemouth…….44 points
2002/03: Cheltenham…….. 48 points
2003/04: Grimsby Town ….50 points
2004/05: Torquay Utd …… 51 points
2005/06: Hartlepool………. 50 points
2006/07: Chesterfield……. 47 points
2007/08: Bournemouth….. 48 points
2008/09: Northampton…… 49 points
2009/10: Gillingham……….50 points
2010/11: Dagenham……….47 points

Average:….48.3



Points gained by team in final play-off place (6th)

1999/00: Stoke City………82 points
2000/01: Wigan……………75 points
2001/02: Huddersfield……78 points
2002/03: Cardiff City……..81 points
2003/04: Hartlepool………73 points
2004/05: Hartlepool………71 points
2005/06: Swansea………..71 points
2006/07: Oldham………….75 points
2007/08: Southend……….76 points
2008/09: Scunthorpe……..76 points
2009/10: Huddersfield……80 points
2010/11: Bournemouth…..71 points

Average:….75.8



Points gained by team in final automatic promotion place (2nd)

1999/00: Burnley…………88 points
2000/01: Rotherham…….91 points
2001/02: Reading………..84 points
2002/03: Crewe…………..86 points
2003/04: QPR……………..83 points
2004/05: Hull City………..86 points
2005/06: Colchester……..79 points
2006/07: Bristol City…….85 points
2007/08: Nott’m Forest….82 points
2008/09: Peterborough….89 points
2009/10: Leeds Utd………86 points
2010/11: Southampton….92 points

Average:….85.9



The Blues have played in the third tier of English football on 11 previous occasions, with a highest points tally of 78, a lowest of 37 and an average of 56.5

1994/95: 78 points
1995/96: 60 points
1996/97: 55 points
1997/98: 60 points
1998/99: 51 points
1999/00: 61 points
2000/01: 59 points
2001/02: 64 points
2002/03: 52 points
2003/04: 37 points
2009/10: 45 points

Average:….56.5


Gary Waddock’s men will attempt to bank their first points of the new season at home to Scunthorpe United on Saturday (kick-off 3.00pm).