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I often hear this term being used in place of Goal Difference. Even on some French football shows they'll use the non-English phrase "goal-average" to describe the difference between goals scored and goals conceded.
Now as anyone with even a faint grasp of arithmetic knows, goal average means the number of goals scored divided by the number of games played, whereas goal difference is a simple subtraction.

Are there leagues where the goals-per-game ratio is used as a determining factor for league position or is it just a mass brain-fart?
 

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EPL what? AFAIK goals per game has absolutely no bearing on league position.
 

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Hehe, I suppose I should have made it clear in the first post that they were different thing... oh wait, I did :D
 

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In England they operated on goal average for a long time, up until something like the 80s, I think. I know City once lost out on promotion after beating 1st placed portsmouth 8-0, but still losing out on promotion due to having a goal difference inferior to Portsmouth's by 0.005
 
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