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CF_Owl

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  1. Great stuff @HirstWhoScoredIt, love it! If you don't already know there is a great site called FiveThirtyEight.com created by Nate Silver. They do a very similar thing and take in to account all sorts of other data. Highly recommend taking a look if you love sports predictions. They update each week and you can go back and see the predictions from any recent date. They currently have Stoke sneaking out of the relegation zone and Boro going down with Luton and Barnsley. It's mediocre reading for us though unfortunately. https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/soccer-predictions/championship/
  2. To be fair Harris puts in a load of defensive work too, more than I thought he would. FF has had a long time out and needs to get back up to speed before starting. Both Harris and Reach have good stamina and help the fullbacks when required so I can see why Monk likes them. Especially in recent games where it has been close, Monk doesn't want to risk taking them off too early.
  3. If your'e interested in those stats you should check out Experimental361 (https://experimental361.com/). Ben Mayhew does some amazing stuff on there and gives a great insight in to how we're playing. This chart shows we are very close to becoming a good all round team, just need to get the attack firing a little more.
  4. I think they all look about right to me, maybe Pelupessy slightly overvalued. I don't get why everyone seems to think Harris is worth more. Played 116 games and scored 9 goals at 26 years old. If you say he could/should be a first team player from 21, thats about 23 games a season and a goal every 12 games. Not great is it. He's started well for us but very early days, lets see how many value him higher after a full season with us.
  5. I am hoping these two form a very good connection up top. Both are very pacey so when one get's in behind the other will be there for support, most of the time. On one occasion Harris should have squared it for Murphy for a tap in but decided to shoot. Hopefully in time they will always be aware of each others position and create chances for each other consistently. Both look like great signings early on.
  6. I think it was a good decision and a good move for everyone. Joao get's a fresh club to try and progress and we get a decent fee for a player. We cannot hold on to players who "have potential" forever, the squad should always be adjusting and updating. Whilst he always had some talent he was very inconsistent, if he was that good we'd have had bids from better clubs. Good luck to him, we move onwards.
  7. I believe he is a free agent. Isn't he quite injury prone though? Not sure I would risk it with him.
  8. Great post @frastheowl I noticed Sky Sports briefly mentioned Xg after the Spurs v Leicester game yesterday. It's good to see expected goals is creeping in as it is way better indication of how a game went than just Shots on Target etc.
  9. Loved this book. The corner statistic really surprised me. It opens up your mind to how the game is played.
  10. I thought this too. I don't think he actually meant he is in the process of trying to sell but was more of an emotional reaction. "I'll sell if you want me to go" sort of thing. Unfortunately the press have run with this.
  11. Cherry picking stats at its finest. Do we not count points for draws any more? 14 of those were drawn and would total 53 points across the 46 games. Whilst not great reading it certainly isn't as bad as the stat is trying to make out and would have comfortably stayed up based on that last season.
  12. I would have personally gone for Fletcher rather than Joao. He would have defended from the front and his experience may have helped us.
  13. And that I would agree with, my response was to the OP comment of "tho i think he will swap out Baker following that car crash of a header". That would be very harsh.
  14. So you drop a young player who's playing his first season in the senior side for one wonky header?! That's madness. Way to ruin his confidence.
  15. That Forestieri quick freekick though, brilliant! Shame the goal was ruled out.
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