A very cheery sight this, I love the league table when we're sat on the very top, it never fails to please. And not just because in this more visual version it suggests the top two or three might pull away, but it's also interesting for other reasons.
There is not so much a gap that's developed in the middle of the table as a huge chasm. And would you say that is two or three clubs marooned in nowhere-land, where the gap is a massive 13 points between 7th and 10th places? Added to which if you cast your eyes down the table where everything has tightened up there's also going to be some great brown trouser moments down there at the end of the season. It's so tight at the bottom with only a mere six points covering the bottom eleven clubs, which as it happens reads rather like a demented nature reserve.
The Cann Tables were devised by Jenny Cann. Jenny was a lovely lady and serious Arsenal fan who died before her time. Quite rightly she felt that by showing the actual gap between all the teams the actual state of the league could be better conveyed. And she was absolutely right.
The Premiership Table as at 14th January 2014
48 The Arsenal47 Citeh
18 Red Bluebirds, Irons17 Black Cats, Eagles
A for Ace Arsenal
As the much appreciated comment below shows the Cann Tables can currently be seen in the link below for numerous leagues and are themselves linked to the BBC table.
......see you learn something every day
Brian Dawes @Gooner48