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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, 9 months ago

    Arsenal sucks 🙂

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    1. Lord Flashheart (sportsguy)
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      4 years, 9 months ago

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

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      1. r0nh
        4 years, 9 months ago

        Beating Villa does not mean you are good though!

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      2. iCon
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        4 years, 9 months ago

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

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        1. Lord Flashheart (sportsguy)
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          4 years, 9 months ago

          yes

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      3. Crouch Potato!
        4 years, 9 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, 9 months ago

          Incredible how anti-arsenal you are.

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          1. Crouch Potato!
            4 years, 9 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, 9 months ago

      Bring back Bendtner!!

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    3. Demí
      4 years, 9 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. iCon
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        4 years, 9 months ago

        What's up with Gomez?

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      2. Billy Gilmore
        4 years, 9 months ago

        😀

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        1. FORCA INTER
          4 years, 9 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, 9 months ago

            Huh?

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          2. GreenWind101Million
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            4 years, 9 months ago

            😯

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

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          3. iCon
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 years, 9 months ago

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

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          4. heco87
            4 years, 9 months ago

            Eh?

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      3. Lord Flashheart (sportsguy)
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        4 years, 9 months ago

        agree about United, disagree about city.

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      4. FORCA INTER
        4 years, 9 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, 9 months ago

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

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        2. iCon
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 years, 9 months ago

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

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        3. Demí
          4 years, 9 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, 9 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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        4. Damo.
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          4 years, 9 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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    4. Crouch Potato!
      4 years, 9 months ago

      You suck at everything! 😉

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  2. unitednations
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 9 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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  3. Nibbsy
    4 years, 9 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, 9 months ago

      Dawson

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      1. Nibbsy
        4 years, 9 months ago

        Sagna more nailed on though no?

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        1. Doolittle
          4 years, 9 months ago

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

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    2. HelloSidney
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Santon?

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  4. Back to Back Ballacks
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    4 years, 9 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. Sigurdssøn KÆn…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 9 months ago

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

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    2. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
      4 years, 9 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
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        4 years, 9 months ago

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

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  5. FORCA INTER
    4 years, 9 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Forca-who are you captaining this week?

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      1. FORCA INTER
        4 years, 9 months ago

        Walcott-easy

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        1. FootballManiac
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 years, 9 months ago

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

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    2. Doolittle
      4 years, 9 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, 9 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, 9 months ago

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

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    3. Granville
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      4 years, 9 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, 9 months ago

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

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  6. HelloSidney
    4 years, 9 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. GreenWind101Million
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      4 years, 9 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, 9 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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  7. Giggs Boson
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 9 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 9 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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  8. Andrew
    4 years, 9 months ago

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

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  9. Doolittle
    4 years, 9 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, 9 months ago

      Personally I like House

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      1. Death
        4 years, 9 months ago

        +1

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    2. GreenWind101Million
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      4 years, 9 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, 9 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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  10. Lateriser 12
    4 years, 9 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. Lord Flashheart (sportsguy)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 9 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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  11. Lord Flashheart (sportsguy)
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    4 years, 9 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. Sigurdssøn KÆn…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 9 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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  12. AAAAA
    4 years, 9 months ago

    new post boys

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  13. r0nh
    4 years, 9 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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  14. Nopli
    4 years, 9 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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  15. Giggs Boson
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    4 years, 9 months ago

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

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    1. Billy Gilmore
      4 years, 9 months ago

      Good one 🙂

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  16. Mozanniepique VC
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 9 months ago

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

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    1. UnderstandablyDistraught
      4 years, 9 months ago

      ok

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