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Bolton’s Season In Stats: Part 1


We had a look through Wanderers’ stats for the season and where we ranked in the Championship. This article isn’t here to make any points as such, feel free to draw your own conclusions. It does prove that we really have been rubbish away though. You can have that for free.


Ultimately, the stat that matters most is we finished 21st in the Championship and stayed up. 43 points, however, would have seen us finish 23rd, 22nd, 22nd, 23rd and 24th going back over the last five seasons. 31 points meant we had the 18th best home record, while our 12 points were the lowest away total in the league.


Ten wins saw us level for 20th with Reading and Burton. Nine of those were at home, just as many as Brentford and Preston who were chasing the playoffs, putting us joint 14th on that metric. Every other team managed more than our one away win, in fact, every club except us won at least three on the road.


Overall, we scored 39 goals, ranking 22nd ahead of Birmingham and Burton. 25 at the home was more than only Sunderland and the other two already mentioned, while we unsurprisingly scored the fewest away goals in the league (14)

As for goals conceded, 74 was worse than all except Burton and Sunderland, 33 let in at home ranked us the fourth worst, while 41 away was only beaten by Birmingham, who let in 44.


We never won more than two games on the bounce, only Sunderland failed to register back-to-back wins at all. We did have a seven-game unbeaten run in October and November. There was also the 11 game wait for a win at the start of the season, only Sunderland had a worse run (16 winless at one point). Our eight consecutive defeats were the worst losing streak all season.

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