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The Numbers Game – Team Stats Analysis – Defending

The second instalment in out series of members articles focussing on team statistics takes a look at the defensive side of things. We analyse the last six Gameweeks, checking the key indicators to assess each side in terms of potential defensive returns…

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  1. FORCA INTER
      4 years, 4 months ago

      Arsenal sucks 🙂

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      1. SportsGuy - Hebrew Hammer
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        4 years, 4 months ago

        Cue 5-1 demolition of villa this week. giroud hat trick, walcott 2.

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        1. r0nh
            4 years, 4 months ago

            Beating Villa does not mean you are good though!

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          • ɪCᴏɴ
              4 years, 4 months ago

              Did Wally play CF last night, before G-Roo came on?

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              1. SportsGuy - Hebrew Hammer
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                4 years, 4 months ago

                yes

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            • Crouch Potato!
                4 years, 4 months ago

                That only indicates they suck less than Villa. Whether Villa go down or not, the team the have is championship level. Without Benteke they would be down already.

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                1. blooggg
                    4 years, 4 months ago

                    Incredible how anti-arsenal you are.

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                    1. Crouch Potato!
                        4 years, 4 months ago

                        My brother and nephew are Arsnel nuts, go over every year, I love the club, how they play. Its whats happening there I don't like.

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                2. r0nh
                    4 years, 4 months ago

                    Bring back Bendtner!!

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                  • Demí
                      4 years, 4 months ago

                      Yep...

                      If Bayern had a good striker they'd be unreal. Mandzukic wouldn't be first choice at United or City.

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                      1. ɪCᴏɴ
                          4 years, 4 months ago

                          What's up with Gomez?

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                        • Billy Gilmore
                            4 years, 4 months ago

                            😀

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                            1. FORCA INTER
                                4 years, 4 months ago

                                name me 1 australian good player who isn't croat?

                                you should be quuite as well

                                stop licking other people asses

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                                1. Billy Gilmore
                                    4 years, 4 months ago

                                    Huh?

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                                  • GreenWindmill
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                                    4 years, 4 months ago

                                    😯

                                    Hostile much Forca? Not sure how Billy's rattled your cage there?

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                                  • ɪCᴏɴ
                                      4 years, 4 months ago

                                      😆 think you need to learn how to spell quiet....it could come in 'quite' handy!

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                                    • heco87
                                        4 years, 4 months ago

                                        Eh?

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                                  • SportsGuy - Hebrew Hammer
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                                    4 years, 4 months ago

                                    agree about United, disagree about city.

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                                  • FORCA INTER
                                      4 years, 4 months ago

                                      did you seen his over head kick goal against wolfsburg?

                                      be quite demi

                                      he is not bayern 1st choice striker without a reason

                                      and he wouln't be top goal scorer in bundesleaGUE

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                                      1. Crouch Potato!
                                          4 years, 4 months ago

                                          I scored one years ago, nearly broke my neck, and I'm shite!

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                                        • ɪCᴏɴ
                                            4 years, 4 months ago

                                            Think you're missing a word between quite and demi 😉

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                                          • Demí
                                              4 years, 4 months ago

                                              Kiesling was top goalscorer in the Bundesliga at one stage. Does that make him great too?

                                              Yes i saw it. It was a great goal, but i've seen it plenty times by other players. Tbh, the competition for the striker spot there is hardly great? Gomez isn't that good, and Pizzaro is past it? Fact is he wouldn't start over Rooney/RVP or Aguero/Tevez imo.

                                              No wonder Bayern are chasing so hard to get Suarez.

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                                              1. FORCA INTER
                                                  4 years, 4 months ago

                                                  i never once said that he is at RVP/Roo or Tevez/Aguero level even if i do belive that he could lead city forward line better than those 2

                                                  but he is in form and that's fact

                                                  Bayern game is good cause of mandy

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                                              2. Damo.
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                                                4 years, 4 months ago

                                                Ah come on being good in the Bundesliga doesn't make you world class. Look at Kagawa, he's completely shite.

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                                          • Crouch Potato!
                                              4 years, 4 months ago

                                              You suck at everything! 😉

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                                          • unitednations
                                              4 years, 4 months ago

                                              ddg (bunn)
                                              harte cueller onouha GJ (davies)
                                              fellanii walcott bale maloney (michu)
                                              rvp suarez (sturridge)

                                              Am leading my monthly league by like 15 points...so in a tough choice. Thinking of taking a hit but if either cueller/onouha then even after 1 hit, i might not have a starting 11.

                                              A: GJ + suarez >> sagna/santon/wilson(if fit) + augero..sagna has blank in gw29

                                              B: GJ + suarez >> sagna/santon/wilson(if fit) + dzeko/benteke/lamby...will leave me with cash to
                                              upgrade maloney >> mata and have the P5

                                              C: GJ + sturridge >> sagna/santon + any striker upto 10m

                                              D: GJ + sturridge >> wilson + augero..but i think having 3 big hitters in strike is too much

                                              E: michu + suarez >> mata + giroud

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                                            • Nibbsy
                                                4 years, 4 months ago

                                                Best defender for 5.3? Would need to play most weeks.

                                                Thinking Sagna or Dawson?

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                                                1. Doolittle
                                                    4 years, 4 months ago

                                                    Dawson

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                                                    1. Nibbsy
                                                        4 years, 4 months ago

                                                        Sagna more nailed on though no?

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                                                        1. Doolittle
                                                            4 years, 4 months ago

                                                            Possibly, but in a weaker defence (as this article shows).

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                                                      • HelloSidney
                                                          4 years, 4 months ago

                                                          Santon?

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                                                      • Back to Back Ballacks
                                                          4 years, 4 months ago

                                                          Here's my Curb Your Enthusiasm take on what it will be like trying to find decent comments under the new system 🙂

                                                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koOiHvn3UDc

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                                                          1. Sigurdsson Kane
                                                              4 years, 4 months ago

                                                              I agree, i fear it will only re-inforce the current problems rather than alleviate them.

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                                                            • Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                                4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                This is your best comment so far and has not been removed. This comment has received many +1's and soon your extremely low rep will be high enough for others to not ignore you any longer. Please continue to be amusing and we will allow you your freedom again. Fall below sticky standards however and you will be once again damned to anonymity.

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                                                                1. Back to Back Ballacks
                                                                    4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                    😆
                                                                    Did you see the sparks flying from the knife when he's stabbing the table?

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                                                              • FORCA INTER
                                                                  4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                  epl league reached bottom

                                                                  la ligue
                                                                  bundesligue
                                                                  serie A

                                                                  and even french league are now better than EPL

                                                                  sad times for english football 🙂

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                                                                  1. FootballManiac
                                                                      4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                      Forca-who are you captaining this week?

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                                                                      1. FORCA INTER
                                                                          4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                          Walcott-easy

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                                                                          1. FootballManiac
                                                                              4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                              cheers.what you think about bale for captain this week?

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                                                                        • Doolittle
                                                                            4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                            In terms of quality, La Liga and Bundesliga are better imo (I don't agree that Serie A and Ligue 1 are). However, in terms of entertainment, the Premiership is still the best for me.

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                                                                            1. FORCA INTER
                                                                                4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                i actaully agree with you

                                                                                even if epl is shet at this moment i still find it very interesting

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                                                                                1. Granville
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                                                                                  4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                  So in 2 posts you've contradicted yourself. Is it better than Serie A or not?

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                                                                            2. Granville
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                                                                              4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                              So tell me if our 5th placed team Arsenal are worse then Bundesliga's 1st placed team.

                                                                              Can we then surmise that Freiburg are better than Man United?

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                                                                              1. Lateriser 12
                                                                                  4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                  Go to the next post. I have an argument for you Eng lads.

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                                                                            3. HelloSidney
                                                                                4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                Was Cameron dropped or rested do we think?

                                                                                I know he had a friendly prior away in USA or somewhere...

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                                                                                1. GreenWindmill
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                                                                                  4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                  The suggestion is he was rested as a result of the US friendly which he arrived back tired from. I'm hoping that's true as I'm relying on him to be able to field 11 this week.

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                                                                                  1. HelloSidney
                                                                                      4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                      Same here... Would require a hit to shift Sturridge too and I don't want to do that as he's easily the best option at that price.

                                                                                      Cheers

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                                                                                2. Giggs Boson
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                                                                                  4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                  Arsenal have scored 5 or more goals 5 times this season. And that's not even including that spectacular Reading cup match (5-7)

                                                                                  Villa on the other hand have conceded 3 or more goals 8 times this season, including an 0-8 loss to Chelsea.

                                                                                  Of course I've hand-picked these stats, but it still shows that there is a good chance Walcott could explode with a mammoth score this week.

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                                                                                  1. Messiah Hazard
                                                                                      4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                      Depends on whether they still have the killer instinct after getting knocked out of the FA Cup and almost knocked out of the UCL...

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                                                                                  2. Andrew
                                                                                      4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                      Any decent bets for tonight to use my free £10 Sky Bet

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                                                                                    • Doolittle
                                                                                        4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                        Missed out on the TV discussion earlier, so here's my 2 cents.

                                                                                        In terms of drama, The Wire stands out above everything else as the greatest show I've ever seen. Then, just below, I'd have:

                                                                                        The Sopranos
                                                                                        Six Feet Under
                                                                                        Breaking Bad
                                                                                        Deadwood

                                                                                        For comedy shows, I'd go:

                                                                                        The Office (original of course)
                                                                                        The Simpsons (specifically seasons 3-8)
                                                                                        I'm Alan Partridge
                                                                                        Peep Show
                                                                                        Brass Eye and The Day Today
                                                                                        Arrested Development
                                                                                        Curb Your Enthusiasm
                                                                                        Seinfeld
                                                                                        The Larry Sanders Show
                                                                                        Extras

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                                                                                        1. donaldducksnr
                                                                                            4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                            Personally I like House

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                                                                                            1. Death
                                                                                                4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                +1

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                                                                                            2. GreenWindmill
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                                                                                              4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                              An excellent list and I wouldn't disagree with any of those, although as is always the case I could easily add the same number of shows again and still have more I wish I could put on!

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                                                                                            3. AAAAA
                                                                                                4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                Have you seen House of Cards? I'm like its official cheerleader now
                                                                                                Great show and Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are just amazing

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                                                                                            4. Lateriser 12
                                                                                                4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                @ Forca Inter

                                                                                                04/05 LIV - mil
                                                                                                05/06 bar - ARS
                                                                                                06/07 mil - LIV
                                                                                                07/08 UTD - CHE
                                                                                                08/09 bar - UTD
                                                                                                09/10 int - bay
                                                                                                10/11 UTD - bar
                                                                                                11/12 CHE - bay

                                                                                                In the last 8 years, English clubs have been finalists 8 times.
                                                                                                Do a little maths now.
                                                                                                50% of the finalists in the last 8 years have been English teams.

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                                                                                                1. SportsGuy - Hebrew Hammer
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                                                                                                  4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                  well said.
                                                                                                  german league has 2-3 very good teams, spain has the big two plus 4-5 decent teams, Italy is a mess but still 4-5 good teams, but EPL has 7 good teams and another 3-4 who compete well (everton, newc, etc.)

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                                                                                              • SportsGuy - Hebrew Hammer
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                                                                                                4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                RVP.
                                                                                                i sold him for suarez (worked ok i guess) and now i have the money to bring him back, but:

                                                                                                gw27 - playing away to QPR - could be huge, but could be a very dull 0-0 after QPR parking a gigantinc bus.
                                                                                                Gw28 - probably rested for the madrid game a few days later - shame cause norwich can be a great game for him.
                                                                                                gw29 - potential blank - who knows
                                                                                                after gw30 - title probably close to being locked, and if they advance in CL he is likely to get a rest every 2-3 games.

                                                                                                thoughts?

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                                                                                                1. Sigurdsson Kane
                                                                                                    4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                    He WILL miss at least one of those games, or the odds are extremely high. Thats what i am basing my decision on. The odds are quite high that Rooney will too. This makes it hard to get either back in if you have Suarez.

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                                                                                                2. AAAAA
                                                                                                    4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                    new post boys

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                                                                                                  • r0nh
                                                                                                      4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                      Morning gentlemen, just to make you all aware that there is a new article:

                                                                                                      http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2013/02/20/the-watchlist-simon-mignolet-3/#comment-5229169

                                                                                                      Thanks for reading.

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                                                                                                    • Nopli
                                                                                                        4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                        Hey Guys , What should i do with my team?

                                                                                                        Bunn
                                                                                                        Martin Azpili Cameron
                                                                                                        Mata Bale Fellaini Nolan Maloney
                                                                                                        Aguero Rooney

                                                                                                        Bench: Jussi Sturridge Demel Hughes

                                                                                                        Free transfer used. Do i need to take any hits? I need WALCOTT but How to bring him in? 🙂

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                                                                                                      • Giggs Boson
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                                                                                                        4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                        Can you name one French player that isn't German?

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                                                                                                        1. Billy Gilmore
                                                                                                            4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                            Good one 🙂

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                                                                                                        2. annie
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                                                                                                          4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                          Suarez and Demel to Cisse and Evans for a 4 point hit?

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                                                                                                          1. UnderstandablyDistraught
                                                                                                              4 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                              ok

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