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Is a top four finish achievable or a pipe dream?

M17TT C

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It's just people trying to statisise everything about football using the Moneyball approach from baseball.

It works for baseball as things are a lot simpler with binary outcomes but it's doesn't quite work the same in football.

Still doesn't stop the Yanks though!
 

M17TT C

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Article on how xg is worked out.

It seems to me the biggest flaw is it doesn't consider who the chance falls to.
Or who the goalkeeper is.

Or if it was taken with the player stronger or weaker foot.

Or the form of the player with the attempt.

It's bollocks really.
 

fitz

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I'm fairly sure there was a few stats kicking about to show how our 2015/16 start wasn't sustainable....got pretty desperate too.
 

Miles Away

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It has allowed bettors to be more informed.

Ultimately all advanced stats ladder back to that.

If you had a sustained betting strategy using Xg over an extended period of time you are pretty likely to be rewarded. It’s not much cop in insulation, but over the aggregate it’s a handy tool.
 

big_mac4824

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Surely this is just a measure of whether you’ve got more clinical strikers than the national average?
Highlights just how important Vardy is to us and that we need to get the ball to him as much as possible. The nightmare is if he gets injured, other than Perez the rest is pretty much "dog toffee" as far as strikers go.
 

Lako42

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Highlights that we are more patient in out buildup play and don't just take shots for the sake of it.

Pretty much backs up how our team has evolved. We keep the ball and await for the right opportunity to arise. It's the sign of a good team.
 

GreenFox

New Member
I would also take into account the bias of the media in relation to the top 6, we as fans know OUR Club, rather than the take a peek every so often media who see us as a novelty and treat us as such.
We have players that are only finding their feet after joining us in the Summer and We see their growth from week to week.

Quoting Vardys age is meaningful to their article but the facts tell a different story to our boys attention to detail and how he is actually getting the best out of his body and improving with age⚽

We are ruffling a few feathers and the mainstream media will do anything to sow doubt, but WE KNOW BETTER ⚽
 

big_mac4824

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So are next three games are

Southampton - away
Palace - Home
Arsenal - away

Hopefully we can get a minimum of 6 points from these three most notably 3 points off Arsenal, we will be sat nicely in the top four leading into the next international break. As I have said many times the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd are bang average.
 

Blaarev

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So are next three games are

Southampton - away
Palace - Home
Arsenal - away

Hopefully we can get a minimum of 6 points from these three most notably 3 points off Arsenal, we will be sat nicely in the top four leading into the next international break. As I have said many times the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd are bang average.
Away, away, home
 
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Premier League

P Pld Pts
Liverpool 27  79
Manchester City 27  57
Leicester 27  50
Chelsea 27  44
Manchester Utd 27  41
Tottenham  27  40
Sheffield Utd 27  40
Wolves 27  39
Arsenal 27  37
10 Burnley 27  37
11 Everton 27  36
12 Southampton 27  34
13 Palace 27  33
14 Newcastle Utd 27  31
15 Brighton 27  28
16 Bournemouth 27  26
17 Aston Villa 27  25
18 West Ham Utd 27  24
19 Watford 27  24
20 Norwich City 27  18

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