The following tables show the number of points earned by teams during 2011.
It’s very tight at the top of the Championship table for 2011. Reading have the best points average yet it’s Middlesbrough who picked up more points during the year. Both these sides are closely followed by Cardiff City who finish the year having picked up 82 points, an identical tally to Reading. It might be slightly controversial as Boro picked up more points during 2011, but I feel the trophy should be awarded to Reading who achieved their points tally playing one fewer matches than Middlesbrough.
Forest’s struggles are emphasised in the table below. Despite qualifying for the playoffs in 2010/2011 they find themselves languishing in the bottom half of this table. Three managers in 2011 tell its own story for the Midlands club. It’s Doncaster Rovers who end the calendar year rock bottom; no other side lost as many Championship games during the calendar year.
The following table includes all sides that spent any time in the Championship during the 2011 calendar year. It’s Southampton who end the year on top of the table (in average points per game terms). The south-coast club picked up an incredible 105 points during 2011 (58 in League One, and 47 in the Championship).