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Author Topic: Real after Pickford  (Read 5126 times)

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January 06, 2019, 04:49:32 AM
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According to @footballfactman on twitter he's about 16th in the shot stopper rankings this year.


Huge lack of context here though. This is only relevant when the type of shots/chances afforded to the opposition are taken into account.

January 07, 2019, 08:10:30 AM
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What kind of thing would you like taken into account?

I imagine it doesn't take into account things like minute of the 90 or game state but I can't see how that makes a functional difference.

 More the quality of the shot opportunity afforded the opposition. I imagine itís incredibly hard to asses but put it this way; If 2 keepers face 100 shots each but keeper Aís shots are all from 5 yards wilts keeper Bís are from 20 then the stats are going to be skewed because of the relative ease of scoring from 5 yards as opposed to 20.

Ya get me, blud?

January 07, 2019, 03:04:44 PM
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Would you have an issue with the data if Pickford was higher up the table?

I'd raise the point, because these things are never as black and white as the stats make out. If they were why would we even bother watching the games. They add to the sport, but it seems that they're quickly becoming the sport.

It's a moot point anyway, as @GLewis and @brap2 have explained.