I've taken the liberty of starting this one on the same date as last year's! What about making this thread even more interesting by seeing who can predict the bottom three – in order – with their number of points? This unofficial comp. will end at 11 p.m. on 1 Sep., when the transfer window closes. To assist people, and more importantly show how the gap between the 'haves' at the top and the 'bottom-feeders' has widened, I'm uploading a table. It shows some first-tier relegation stats going back 40 seasons (yes I must have too much time on my hands...) People will see that the no. of points needed to be *sure* of staying up – what I call the "safe total" – has declined steadily. So then, what will be the safe total this year? Rem., it's only a bit of fun!