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It’s obvious that we need a left footer at left back.. Palmer can’t get out on his weaker side. That’s why yesterday the stats are more balanced as he didn’t play fullback.

 

I wouldn’t read much in to the number of yellows as about half of them were against Fleetwood where the ref didn’t have a clue

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13 minutes ago, LondonOwl313 said:

It’s obvious that we need a left footer at left back.. Palmer can’t get out on his weaker side. That’s why yesterday the stats are more balanced as he didn’t play fullback.

 

Yeah, there was a conversation on here in the last few weeks where a few of us were suggesting a natural left-footer in that role might lead to a better balance to the team. Palmer's been very solid defensively, but hasn;t really added to our attacking threat in the way that Hunt - and now Johnson - have.

 

Johnson put in almost twice as many crosses in one game than Palmer has in four games combined.

 

It was the first time our left-back has put in more crosses than our right-back this season, too.

 

So far, the total number of crosses put in from our fullbacks is:

 

Palmer (4 games): 4

Johnson (1 game): 7

Hunt (5 games): 18

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50 minutes ago, areNOTwhatTHEYseem said:

48% of our attacking play is down the right side of the pitch, with only 29% down the left. This makes us the most one-sided team in the division so far.

 

This stems from our full backs - we saw a lot more balance with Johnson at left back, that place should be his now to lose.

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Just now, Orlando_Trustful said:

Interesting stats. Quite poor attacking stats for us so far which we definitely need to improve. 

 

I'm hoping that with Windass and Shodipo to return, and Sow and Corbeanu to integrate, we'll see an improvement in this area soon.

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Overall I'd say with the high turnover of players in the summer and the short time the new players have been together, the stats and performances suggest Moore has focussed on defensive shape first and foremost in the few weeks the squad has been together.

 

It looks to me like it's been a case of keep a good shape defensively and play from there so far.  I don't think he quite knows what his best options are attacking wise yet.

 

Hopefully that's something that can be worked on properly in the coming couple of weeks now the Sunderland game is off and also with Sow, Shodipo & Corbenu  now in full training.

 

With this many new players it's logical to get the defensive stuff down first as that's the easiest thing to get into the players quickly. Attacking patterns often take a little longer to instill.

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1 hour ago, areNOTwhatTHEYseem said:

Putting results, points, and the league table to one side for a minute, let's pause to look at how we're performing 5 games into the new season and where we stand in comparison to our league rivals.

 

A few stats for your perusal...

 

Style of play:

 

We average 374 passes per game, which puts us 12th in the rankings. Lincoln City lead the way on 465 per game, whilst Gillingham average only 268.2.

 

We currently average 20 crosses per game, which puts us 8th by this metric. Rotherham lead the way with 30 crosses per game, whilst Lincoln City average 9. 

 

With 69 long balls per game, only MK Dons, Fleetwood and Plymouth have played fewer long balls than us. 78% of our passes have been short, and 17% have been long.

 

48% of our attacking play is down the right side of the pitch, with only 29% down the left. This makes us the most one-sided team in the division so far.

 

Only MK Dons have been involved in fewer aerial duels than our 186 so far. By comparison, Burton and AFC Wimbledon have contested more than 300 apiece.

 

We're currently top of the table for unsuccessful touches / bad control, with 16.4 per game. Oxford have the lowest in the division, with 9.6 per game.

 

Attack:

 

Our 5 goals put us distinctly in the middle of the pack, with 12 teams having scored more than us, 5 having scored the same, and 6 having scored fewer. MK Dons are the early leaders in this regard, with 10.

 

In terms of shots, we're currently 18th, averaging 9.6 shots per game. Rotherham currently lead the way on 14.8 shots per game, whilst Donny are bringing up the rear with 8.

 

11 teams have had more shots on target than us, and 9 have had fewer. We currently average 3.4 shots on target per game, which puts us a bit behind the likes of MK Dons, Sunderland, Rotherham, Cheltenham and Fleetwood, who all average 5 or more per game. Poor old Donny are the whipping boys again here, with an average of only 1.6 shots on target so far.

 

Only 12 of our shots have come from set pieces, which puts us behind 19 other teams so far, and way off the likes of Burton, who lead the way on 25. 

 

Defence:

 

Our one goal conceded puts us joint top with Portsmouth in this regard.

 

Only three teams' 'keepers have had to make fewer saves than ours. Peacock-Farrell has had to make 10 saves, 6 of which came from shots outside the area.

 

Discipline:

 

We're currently the third most-fouled team in the division, after Wigan and Morcambe. Our opponents have fouled us on average 14.2 times per game, or 71 times in total.

 

10 teams have committed more fouls than our 59, with Charlton being the dirtiest on 77.

 

Only three teams have picked up more yellow cards than our 12. So far, Plymouth are the division's fair play leaders, with 4 yellows.

 

 

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Key take-aways for me:

 

We're playing a possession-based short-passing game, keeping the ball largely on the deck, but some of our players aren't fully up to speed with it yet and are making a high number of individual errors.

 

Our right flank is offering a fair amount of attacking threat, but our left isn't yet doing to the same degree (this was actually more balanced yesterday, with 40% of our attacks coming down the right and 34% down the left).

 

We've not really got going from set pieces yet.

 

Opponents are playing quite aggressively against us, but we're giving away a fair amount of yellow cards ourselves.

A natural left back would give us so much more balance. 

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Out of all that, the bit which gave me the most pause for thought was this:

 

"We're currently top of the table for unsuccessful touches / bad control, with 16.4 per game. Oxford have the lowest in the division, with 9.6 per game."

 

Looking at it in a bit more detail, we've had 82 unsuccessful touches / bad control which has given the ball away and have been dispossessed 57 times.

 

So which players are most 'guilty' of these poor touches so far?

 

Gregory - 14 unsuccessful touches / 10 dispossessed

Kamberi - 12 / 3

Johnson - 9 / 4

Brown - 8 / 7

Wing - 5 / 5

Green - 5 / 4

Hunt - 5 / 4

Adeniran - 4 / 6

 

So Gregory is responsible for about 17% of these losses of possession, which I suppose could be down to a lack of match-sharpness, and the fact that Kamberi comes in second with 11% of them could also point to the fact that centre forwards are often in and around the box, up against defenders desperate to get the ball off them.

 

Still, is it something which we could do with addressing in order to get the ball to stick up that end of the pitch and bring our wide attackers into play a bit more?

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45 minutes ago, debram said:

A natural left back would give us so much more balance. 

 

1 hour ago, timrud said:

 

This stems from our full backs - we saw a lot more balance with Johnson at left back, that place should be his now to lose.

 

1 hour ago, LondonOwl313 said:

It’s obvious that we need a left footer at left back.. Palmer can’t get out on his weaker side. That’s why yesterday the stats are more balanced as he didn’t play fullback.

 

I wouldn’t read much in to the number of yellows as about half of them were against Fleetwood where the ref didn’t have a clue


I always favour a left-footed LB, but four clean sheets and WWWD with Palmer there does provide a decent debate.

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19 minutes ago, Holmowl said:

I always favour a left-footed LB, but four clean sheets and WWWD with Palmer there does provide a decent debate.

 

But for some poor finishing, we'd have won yesterday's game comfortably; it was just one of those days where nothing went for us in front of goal.

 

Over the course of a season, if we continue to get more shots away, get more crosses into the box, and attack down both flanks rather than massively favouring one, we'll surely win more than we'll lose, and yesterday we did just that...

 

  • 13 shots is the most we've had in a game so far this season.
  • 32 crosses is a huge improvement on our previous best of 21 (and double our average of 16 in the previous 4 games).
  • 12 accurate crosses is another huge improvement on our previous best of 5 (and way above our average of 2.75 in the previous 4 games).

 

I don't see any connection between the result and the fact Palmer wasn't at left-back, other than perhaps we'd have had another clean sheet yesterday were it not for Palmer having to play centre-back, as there's no way Hutchinson or Dunkley would have misjudged the flight of the ball as he did when missing an unchallenged header for their goal.

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Don't care what anyone says, we played pretty well yesterday, created plenty of attempts, on another day we'd have won 4-1, small margins.

 

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3 hours ago, Lincs Owl said:

I'd say the only stats that matter are goals for and goals against.

 

The stat minded might like to change sports to cricket or tennis.

 

I suppose this isn't the thread for you if that's all you're interested in, then.

 

Thanks for letting us all know, though.

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8 hours ago, areNOTwhatTHEYseem said:

Putting results, points, and the league table to one side for a minute, let's pause to look at how we're performing 5 games into the new season and where we stand in comparison to our league rivals.

 

A few stats for your perusal...

 

Style of play:

 

We average 374 passes per game, which puts us 12th in the rankings. Lincoln City lead the way on 465 per game, whilst Gillingham average only 268.2.

 

We currently average 20 crosses per game, which puts us 8th by this metric. Rotherham lead the way with 30 crosses per game, whilst Lincoln City average 9. 

 

With 69 long balls per game, only MK Dons, Fleetwood and Plymouth have played fewer long balls than us. 78% of our passes have been short, and 17% have been long.

 

48% of our attacking play is down the right side of the pitch, with only 29% down the left. This makes us the most one-sided team in the division so far.

 

Only MK Dons have been involved in fewer aerial duels than our 186 so far. By comparison, Burton and AFC Wimbledon have contested more than 300 apiece.

 

We're currently top of the table for unsuccessful touches / bad control, with 16.4 per game. Oxford have the lowest in the division, with 9.6 per game.

 

Attack:

 

Our 5 goals put us distinctly in the middle of the pack, with 12 teams having scored more than us, 5 having scored the same, and 6 having scored fewer. MK Dons are the early leaders in this regard, with 10.

 

In terms of shots, we're currently 18th, averaging 9.6 shots per game. Rotherham currently lead the way on 14.8 shots per game, whilst Donny are bringing up the rear with 8.

 

11 teams have had more shots on target than us, and 9 have had fewer. We currently average 3.4 shots on target per game, which puts us a bit behind the likes of MK Dons, Sunderland, Rotherham, Cheltenham and Fleetwood, who all average 5 or more per game. Poor old Donny are the whipping boys again here, with an average of only 1.6 shots on target so far.

 

Only 12 of our shots have come from set pieces, which puts us behind 19 other teams so far, and way off the likes of Burton, who lead the way on 25. 

 

Defence:

 

Our one goal conceded puts us joint top with Portsmouth in this regard.

 

Only three teams' 'keepers have had to make fewer saves than ours. Peacock-Farrell has had to make 10 saves, 6 of which came from shots outside the area.

 

Discipline:

 

We're currently the third most-fouled team in the division, after Wigan and Morcambe. Our opponents have fouled us on average 14.2 times per game, or 71 times in total.

 

10 teams have committed more fouls than our 59, with Charlton being the dirtiest on 77.

 

Only three teams have picked up more yellow cards than our 12. So far, Plymouth are the division's fair play leaders, with 4 yellows.

 

 

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Key take-aways for me:

 

We're playing a possession-based short-passing game, keeping the ball largely on the deck, but some of our players aren't fully up to speed with it yet and are making a high number of individual errors.

 

Our right flank is offering a fair amount of attacking threat, but our left isn't yet doing to the same degree (this was actually more balanced yesterday, with 40% of our attacks coming down the right and 34% down the left).

 

We've not really got going from set pieces yet.

 

Opponents are playing quite aggressively against us, but we're giving away a fair amount of yellow cards ourselves.

I'll read this later, helps me sleep 

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10 hours ago, areNOTwhatTHEYseem said:

 

Couldn't you just read one of your classic threads again?

 

Perhaps, 'Hello? Where is Rovrum?', 'Chiellini joins the Owls', or 'Hassebaink anyone?'

 

:duntmatter:

They sent everyone to sleep, I think the Arsenal players read them too

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