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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Manchester United overtake Arsenal to head list of top 20 European Clubs


By Aries

Only a few days ago I reported about how Arsenal’s almost perfect run in the Premier League and also in Europe placed them on top of Eurosport’s Champions League European Power Ranking

Well how things can change. According to Eurosport’s Power Ranking, Arsenal have now been overtaken by rivals Manchester United as Europe’s top club.

United although defeated by Bolton last Saturday remain the only team left in the Champions League with a 100 percent record.

This is due to Ronaldo's late winner against Sporting Lisbon making it five wins out of five. Arsenal however were beaten at Sevilla.

Chelsea and Liverpool also improved their position due to their wins in Europe giving the top of the table a distinctly English flavour.

Werder Bremen are the big risers with a 3-2 win over Real Madrid. They are up seven places to 12th.

Meanwhile Celtic sneaked into the top 20 at Slavia Prague's expense thanks to their last-gasp win against Shakhtar Donetsk.

EUROPEAN POWER RANKINGS (last week's position in brackets)

1 (2) Manchester United - 25.71
2 (1) Arsenal - 25.55
3 (3) Internazionale - 23.67
4 (4) Barcelona - 21.38
5 (7) Chelsea - 21.00
6 (8) Roma - 20.42
7 (10) Liverpool - 19.67
8 (5) Real Madrid - 19.15
9 (6) Porto - 18.55
10 (9) Milan - 17.92
11 (11) Sevilla - 17.50
12 (19) Werder Bremen - 17.14
13 (12) Valencia - 16.37
14 (15) Benfica - 16.23
15 (17) Lyon - 16.07
16 (14) Rangers - 15.91
17 (13) Fenerbahce - 15.77
18 (15) Shakhtar Donetsk - 15.57
19 (16) Rosenborg - 15.29
20 (-) Celtic - 15.01

Scores are based on points per game in domestic league and European games.

Domestic points per game are multiplied by the league coefficient - either 3, 4 or 5 with teams in stronger leagues getting more credit ( England, Spain and Italy are 5).

European victories are counted as three points for a win whether in league stage or not. They are all multiplied by a coefficient of 5.

Arsenal for example are reported by Eurosport to have a coefficient of 25.55 Eurosport calculate it as follows:

33 points from 13 Premier League games = 2.54 points per game. Multiplied by league coefficient of five : 2.54 x 5 = 12.69.

18 points from 7 Champions League games (including qualifying) = 3 points per game.

Multiplied by European coefficient of five - 12.86

Total score = 12.68 + 12.86 = 25.55

However, according to my calculations this should be 24.12, still staying second on the list.

This is because Arsenal’s points gained in the Champion’s League (inclusive of the two victorious qualifying games) are 16 from 7 games (5 wins, a draw and a defeat) and not 18 as assumed by Eurosport.

17 comments:

Wrighty7 said...

I'll cheer up my fellow Gooner's......The seven dwarfs were working down a mine when it collapsed. A rescuer called down "Can anyone hear me?" A voice replies "Spurs are gonna win the league!" "Well," says Snow White "At least fucking dopeys alive!"

1970's gooner said...

Great one Wrighty7! Send some more like this and we will publish them

Wrighty7 said...

Police statement-A mans body has been washed up in the River Thames wearing a Spurs shirt, a blow up doll on his penis, a dildo up his bum, in stockings and suspenders. The police have removed the Spurs shirt to save the family any embarrassment.

Wrighty7 said...

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Wrighty7 said...

Spur fans have one brain cell, and it still fights for dominance!

Wrighty7 said...

A Spurs fan went to the doctors to get his head examined, but the doctor found nothing!

Wrighty7 said...

A lady goes to the doctor because her fanny keeps making funny noises. She gets there and the doctor tells her to undress and lay on the bed with her legs open. He walks in and kneels between her legs, all of the sudden her fanny makes a noise sounding like "Spurs are gonna come 4th" The doctor laughs and says "Dont worry, I hear alot c*nts saying that!"

1970's gooner said...

I cant stop laughing!

Wrighty7 said...

Got another one 1970's Gooner, Bin Laden today released a message to prove that he is still alive. The message was "Spurs are a load of fucking shit" M15 have dimissed this message as it could have been recorded anytime in the last 8 years.

Anonymous said...

18 points from 7 Champions League games (including qualifying) = 3 points per game.

Really now?

1970's gooner said...

Yes you are right. Thats how Eurosport present it on their site!
That's why I have calculated it the way it should have been.

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