Agree with all of this, but it is a bit of an overreaction… every team and every set of fans thinks their team has lost points every season to the refs - reality is it ends up pretty close to even for all teams, maybe with the odd outlier now and again… and in terms of variables affecting our total points, it is so far down the list it is silly.
Yes it is busy period, but that is why you squirrel your nuts away when you need to… and oh by the way, it is busy period for ALL teams, so it doesn’t provide some sort of disadvantage to us - in fact, one could argue the opposite that rich clubs are more suited to survive these periods due to having greater depth…
Lots of excuses for us and if you want to look at every possible situation going against us and ignore all the rest, yes we could be further up the table… same could be said for every damn team FFS.
We probably got hosed by Mike Dean, but we are about where we deserve to be frankly… 4-6th is where we belong and where we will end up this season. 7-20 are horrible - our absolute floor even if we collapse is 6th but I don’t see any way we break above 4th and likely get 5/6th - and deservedly so.