Division 2 Season 5 Value added , Villareal storm the barricades. Southampton sink into the solent.
+15 PVA and +14 VA, a fantastic performance by Villareal. This somewhat eclipses the +10 VA of Sunderland , +9 VA of Internacional and + 7 of Genoa.
Just goes to show the manager makes the differences, at least in division 2. Interestingly it is Genoa and Sunderland and not the more favoured Inter and Wolfsburg who made it to the playoff.
Southampton who should have easily got into the playoffs but finished 11th get the wooden spoon, Sevilla and Schalke sit just above them , with relegated Sevilla actually having the worse VA.
Upto you to decide is it worse coming 11th when you should have been promoted or coming 20th when you should have come 11th. However since only 6 points seperated 17th to 10th , we can conclude the it is the former rather than the after.