Football statistics/general analysis/philosophicable pontification thread


#102

the weird obsession with CR7 continues.


#103

A lot of the best keepers right now also were 23 or younger when they joined the big clubs; De Gea, Courtois, Oblak. Ederson Moreas the next in that line at 23.


#104

Sky Sports :open_mouth:


#105

Yeah seen it this afternoon they had a football stat analyst on talking about expected goals


#106

xG has gone mainstream :astonished:

Just as well because thanks to that explanation I now understand xG better than I ever did before


#107

Cant wait for “pundits” to misuse xG next year. I can imagine it being as simple as exp has the score 1.4-1.6 we can clearly see the away team were better and were unlucky to not win. No further elaboration needed. Job done we can all go home.


#108

Can you imagine Merson trying to use xG to compare strikers. :beer:


#109

Not surprised.

https://twitter.com/StatsBombIQ/status/873156851638181889

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DB4NFIPW0AAiyNC.jpg


#110

Yep, that sounds about right. The guy is not a human.


#111

That is insane… what a player.


#112

#113

http://statsbomb.com/2017/06/passing-percentages-are-mostly-useless-quantifying-passing-ability/


#114

Interesting read! thanks for sharing.


#115

Welbeck huh… neat.


#116

Elneny clearly a StatDNA signing then :mustafi:


#117

A couple more bits on Napoli because I can’t get enough of Sarri’s style.

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#118


#119

Should we not count ourselves fortunate to have had 3 of those players, potentially 4 if Laca comes.


#120

I certainly count us lucky for not wasting a mouth watering 35 million on an average Higuain.


#121