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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Who will win the title? Poll results

By 1970's Gooner

About ten days ago I began a four part series of analysing each of the top four’s strengths and weaknesses and giving my prediction as to where they might end up by the end of next season.

These posts were:

Part I: Arsenal against the odds?
Part II: Liverpool. It’s getting serious.
Part III: Chelsea come back?
Part IV: Back to back for Manchester United?

They attracted a very large number of visits to the site as well as votes on the poll we had set up on who will win the title.

In total 918 votes were cast which are only a very small fraction of the total number of visits. Nevertheless I am told by my statistician friends that this is indeed a large and more than adequate sample to derive meaningful observations.

Let’s get one thing clear. The largest number of visitors to the site are of course Arsenal supporters and you wouldn’t expect any other result but for them to vote Arsenal as the team they expect to win the title.

However what is interesting is the overwhelming support for such an outcome (86% of the total).

It seems that us Arsenal fans have recently grown more confident about our team’s future and expected performance this coming season.

You would not have expected such an outcome for example in the immediate aftermath of Henry’s departure.

In addition the excellent performances in the two pre-season tournaments that Arsenal won appear to have rekindled our spirits. I certainly feel that way.

What is also interesting is that from the other three contenders, Liverpool received the least support with only 2% of the votes! It seems that you, like me, are not convinced that Benitez’s new signings will make any difference to where they will end up this year: 4th.

Manchester United received almost twice the support Chelsea did with 8% of the votes. This might be a reflection of what many people consider that Man U, with their recent signings, have edged a little bit ahead of Chelsea.


Who will win the title? Poll Results

Arsenal 86%
Manchester United 8%
Chelsea 4%
Liverpool 2%

Total votes cast : 918

Thanks for your support, comments and votes!


Who will win the title?

Part I: Arsenal against the odds?
Part II: Liverpool. It’s getting serious.
Part III: Chelsea come back?
Part IV: Back to back for Manchester United?

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