Before I post this, a plea to anyone who supports another (higher placed particularly) team to be adults about this. I think it's interesting and want to share it, I really don't want to hear all the usual jeering that happens on this board.
I just discovered this: http://www.the-english-football-archive.com/records/premier_table.htm
It's an all time premier league table (from 1992-2006), and we're one of only two teams in the top 10 to have a negative goal difference. It's not by much (it's -16), but, taking our current GD of -5 into account, it kinda feels significant. Obviously, the team changes every season and there's no need to get hung up on the past influencing the future, it just... I don't know, what do you all think?
It would be interesting to see how the table changes when it's averaged out to one season (i.e. teams that have been in the premiership since the beginning have all their scores divided by 14, teams that have been in it for 6 seasons get them divided by 6, etc etc). Sadly that's something that I definitely can't be bothered to do!