Being a first half team
For the third season in a row, there is a clear contrast between our first and second halves. A friend pointed out that we are currently 6th in first halves and 18th in second halves, and we have seen similar statistics both of the past two seasons also. This also means we rarely have comebacks to win - I think it has been two years since the last one now. I believe last season we only rescued one point when we trailed at any point during a second half (Charlton away).
This is not a thread to complain - 6th and 9th were good finishes, so it did not completely derail us - but I would be interested in thoughts as to why we are such a first half team.
My own guess is that the Bayo effect caused a lot of the late game havoc we used to see in our favour, and as his career wound down, that "late show" part of it tapered off. But I can't figure out just why we are so first half oriented now for such a long period, and would be interested to hear perspectives.