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Surely with expected goals, if you are constantly one-nil down after 5 minutes, you are only going to be chasing the game and creating more chances and therefore should have more expected goals.
14th Dec 2018 08:27:19 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
But maybe that's just me not understanding
That Charlton away win was awesome. Even Tyrone Barnet managed to score.
14th Dec 2018 08:26:23 
[213.lo.gg.ed] 
Perhaps Jervis will score tomorrow!
STTA- really interesting article that. Fine margins and we seemed to have been constantly on the wrong side of them. It matches the sense I've had that while we've been rubbish, we've been no more rubbish than other teams. Let's hope we get a win tomorrow. Wally said four points from two at MtM so let's sneak one like we did in the 2-1 A couple seasons ago.
14th Dec 2018 08:19:47 
[213.lo.gg.ed] 
zendon
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Good morning all. Interesting xG discussion, and for me the key issue is whether our strikers have been rubbish throughout their careers, or just since they came to us. Historically, all of our forwards have a career strike rate of around 1 in 4, which is pretty poor. So it looks like NA recruited poor strikers and probably due to a lack of confidence they have got worse.
14th Dec 2018 08:19:46 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Not a great situation to be in and doesn't provide confidence that our goalscoring performance will improve significantly.
It just shows that NA's fault in relying on appaih and when he had the chance to sign a 4th striker all he could muster was Jervis
14th Dec 2018 08:17:03 
[77.lo.gg.ed] 
nug
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Hash - exactly! lump on the win at Charlton tmw ;)
14th Dec 2018 07:49:50 
[176.lo.gg.ed] 
Easy money
Didn't someone tell us this was a really good squad tho?
14th Dec 2018 07:49:35 
[2.lo.gg.ed] 
middle aged don
Kentish, doubt your mate Harry could be shitter than "championship" quality Appiah..
The flaw with xG is it doesn’t assign a value to the player shooting. It assumes Harry Kane and my mate Harry from the pub have an equal probability of scoring. It says ‘Pigott, Kwesi Appiah and Jake Jervis should have scored 14 league goals between them but have only hit the net six times.’ Yeah, probably, but then they are a bit shit.
14th Dec 2018 07:45:53 
[31.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Of course the manager should take no responsibility at all for the persistent failure of his squad/s to score goals.
14th Dec 2018 07:41:44 
[2.lo.gg.ed] 
middle aged don
He didn't sign them, coach them, address the problem. Come back Nil all is forgiven!
Although I stopped reading that article when it said Neil.
14th Dec 2018 07:31:31 
[94.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
So basically it wasn't NAs fault then. Can hardly blame the manager for players missing piss easy chances. You can of course credit the manager for the build up to the chances.
14th Dec 2018 07:30:51 
[94.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
STAn, We are staying up!
14th Dec 2018 07:26:10 
[213.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Do you remember me saying a little while back I was told our stats suggested we should be top 6 [Link]
14th Dec 2018 07:12:11 
[176.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Middle Aged Don - I am 6 ft 2 and when I saw him at the Junior Don's party, he looked no smaller than me.
14th Dec 2018 06:54:43 
[176.lo.gg.ed] 
Bring a tape measure next match
Having it. Now that’s what I call football.
14th Dec 2018 04:36:13 
[91.lo.gg.ed] 
Ben D
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Yeah I know it’s football but tonight I’m watching the other football so it still counts. . And me chargers are giving Kansas a game. 3 mins to go.
14th Dec 2018 04:16:38 
[91.lo.gg.ed] 
Ben D
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
As said before good keepers at this level are as valuable as outfielders (wouldn’t believe Long was on 10k but heard a reasonable suggestion of 6 or 7). You have to take a punt or constantly go for loans. None of that list of permies would do the job needed at L1 for us.
13th Dec 2018 22:55:12 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Shea was a money thing as much as anything else, too good and too expensive to be bench warmer. Also a very good footballer and generally model pro just about 3-4 inches too short.
13th Dec 2018 22:44:48 
[86.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Bert - You around?
13th Dec 2018 21:53:39 
[176.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
How many keepers did we run through on Ardley/Bayes regime? It's shit reading for a position you need consistency....
13th Dec 2018 21:44:59 
[2.lo.gg.ed] 
middle aged don
Inherited Brown, Ruis. Then went Sully 1, Sully2. Warner, Brown. Shea, McDonnell. Shea, McDonnell, Wilson, Roos. Shea, McDonnell, Clarke (hi braz).Long, McDonnell. King, McDonnell.
Don't get the Celtic keeper on loan
13th Dec 2018 21:37:47 
[213.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
yes - I think its deeper than though. My guess is that NA felt that neither Shea or McDonnell is a number 1. Lets face it, he replaced Shea with Roos and Clarke. He clearly didn't rate him as a first choice. So he thought McDonnell is a cheaper number 2 option. The problem was that King didn't work!
13th Dec 2018 21:13:56 
[88.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
Mark, was chatting to Lurker about this earlier. In essence we need to stop fucking about with cheap shit options, sign a keeper to build a defence from/with and stop seeing it as a position to save pennies on.
13th Dec 2018 21:10:18 
[2.lo.gg.ed] 
middle aged don
Team needs a spine.
I did see that yes. Poor Bradford, things were bad enough for them before having to resort to putting old butterfingers in goal
13th Dec 2018 21:07:18 
[176.lo.gg.ed] 
Ex www.wup.me.uk - The home of WU
MAD: Shea a great pro and gets my respect for his efforts and attitude but dodgy on crosses for sure. Still better than McDonnell. Its all going to be about money. McDonnell would be cheaper as a number 2 than shea probably and therefore you could spend it elsewhere.
13th Dec 2018 21:05:52 
[88.lo.gg.ed] 
Re Fuller - clearly better than what we have at the moment