NamelessNewCorkSethNameless Have to say as soon as someone quotes junk stats as a basis for choosing POTS I lose interest.....
Assists are such a meaningless stat in a team game where often multiple players contribute to a goal.
I'd also be confident that both Moore and Morrison have made more goal saving blocks than either Swift or Ejaria have been credited with pseudo 'assists'.
Interesting as well that defenders are not eligible because we've been solid as a unit so the award must go to an attacker when we've been pretty rubbish as an attacking force !
I reckon our POTS should come from the part of the team where we are strongest....
Goal saving blocks is as meaningless as assists. Many players contribute to it.
OK, on the one hand that's fundamentally wrong and on the other hand I guess you are agreeing with me !
If assists are a useless stat because multiple people are involved in the contribution then it is frequently the same for defensive blocks. For example if Moore was to get a good block on an onrushing defender that might only have been possible due to Morrison covering behind, Richards blocking a pass to the wing and Pele closing down from behind. Team effort.
Assists are a useful metric to show how many chances a player creates. Sure you can say "it wouldnt have happened if player b didnt make the run out wide pulling a player out of position" but they still have to get the pass right and make the right pass.