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How to read soccer league tables?

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by Fox33, Jan 22, 2008.

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  1. Fox33

    Fox33 New Member

    Jan 20, 2008
    Hi, I'm a bit confused as to reading these table letters, what exactly do they stand for?


  2. comme

    comme Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 21, 2003
    Played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, goal difference (goals scored minus goals conceded), points total.
  3. Cirdan

    Cirdan Member

    Sep 12, 2007
    Jena (Germany)
    In this case, won, drawn, lost, goals for and goals against are divided into home and away matches.
  4. Big Soccer Member

    Big Soccer Member Member

    Jan 16, 2008
    Surrey, England
    Newcastle United FC
    All that really matters is the number at the end, points. Teams are placed in order of points. Highest at the end of the season is the winner. If teams are level on points they are placed higher or lower depending on the difference between their goals scored and goals conceded. Basically, most numbers are trivial besides the last one.

  5. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Small correction: Points and matches played is all that really matters.
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