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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by muirinho » 20 Aug 2019 14:37

Hound Pretty sure if a keeper knows where the ball is going, they’ll save it more often than not. If you just keep practising hitting the ball in the same spot, the keeper will obvs scout it out and know exactly where it’s going


There's some very interesting (to some of us!) analysis done here on the best places to put a penalty.

https://www.thestatszone.com/archive/st ... alty-13886

Conclusions from the analysis - top third of the goal is high risk, high reward. i.e., keeper is less likely to save it, but taker is more likely to hit woodwork or miss altogether. Percentage of total scored is lower than other options

Best scoring rates - straight down the middle - i.e., exactly where Meite placed it!

However, that's partly because keepers mostly dive one way or the other. If the keeper knows Meite usually puts it straight down the middle, he'll stay where he is.

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Hound » 20 Aug 2019 14:40

he definitely didn't put it straight down the middle...

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by muirinho » 20 Aug 2019 14:58

Hound he definitely didn't put it straight down the middle...


didn't he? I've obviously mixed it up in my head with some other penalty - I haven't seen any replays.

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Platypuss » 20 Aug 2019 15:02

To the keeper's left, about 2 foot from the post and 2 foot off the ground.
In other words, if the goalie guesses the right way, he saves it.

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by muirinho » 20 Aug 2019 15:09

Platypuss To the keeper's left, about 2 foot from the post and 2 foot off the ground.
In other words, if the goalie guesses the right way, he saves it.


Over 92% success rate there according to the stats.


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by Nameless » 20 Aug 2019 15:16

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Platypuss To the keeper's left, about 2 foot from the post and 2 foot off the ground.
In other words, if the goalie guesses the right way, he saves it.


Over 92% success rate there according to the stats.


Typical of us to have the 8% taking our pens....

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Snowflake Royal » 21 Aug 2019 18:57

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Platypuss To the keeper's left, about 2 foot from the post and 2 foot off the ground.
In other words, if the goalie guesses the right way, he saves it.


Over 92% success rate there according to the stats.

Surprising seeing as that's basically perfect save height and width.

I'd argue the top third is only high risk, because the players don't put the time in to get their technique right to do it reliably. Those that get blazed over clearly aren't from people, for the most part, who are well practiced in placing a penalty in that area consistently.

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by John Smith » 22 Aug 2019 14:11

For all of those Twitter users, you will be very familiar with Gabriel Sutton (@_FootbalLab) who writes for several pages including Bet Victor.

Way, way over-respected by anyone on Twitter purely because he posts about lower league teams who otherwise get no coverage. Claims to have knowledge on Rochdale left-backs and up-coming reserve players in League 2. The bloke is about 20 - wet behind the ears, clueless and bases all opinions without foundation based on general knowledge from other fan groups. Needless to say Olly from The Tilehurst End is right in there with him. Embarassing. Never played the game at any level. Has to go!

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by Oilroyal » 22 Aug 2019 15:23

John Smith For all of those Twitter users, you will be very familiar with Gabriel Sutton (@_FootbalLab) who writes for several pages including Bet Victor.

Way, way over-respected by anyone on Twitter purely because he posts about lower league teams who otherwise get no coverage. Claims to have knowledge on Rochdale left-backs and up-coming reserve players in League 2. The bloke is about 20 - wet behind the ears, clueless and bases all opinions without foundation based on general knowledge from other fan groups. Needless to say Olly from The Tilehurst End is right in there with him. Embarassing. Never played the game at any level. Has to go!


I would understand your concern if he was going around stabbing people, but the kid is doing no harm. Why you so angry?


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by John Smith » 22 Aug 2019 15:38

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John Smith For all of those Twitter users, you will be very familiar with Gabriel Sutton (@_FootbalLab) who writes for several pages including Bet Victor.

Way, way over-respected by anyone on Twitter purely because he posts about lower league teams who otherwise get no coverage. Claims to have knowledge on Rochdale left-backs and up-coming reserve players in League 2. The bloke is about 20 - wet behind the ears, clueless and bases all opinions without foundation based on general knowledge from other fan groups. Needless to say Olly from The Tilehurst End is right in there with him. Embarrassing. Never played the game at any level. Has to go!


I would understand your concern if he was going around stabbing people, but the kid is doing no harm. Why you so angry?

I think it's the fact he claims to know the ins and outs of the most obscure Football League players, without any foundation for his opinion. And like I say because he is giving lesser spoken about clubs some attention, they lap it up give him creedence. It's not so much a beef with him per se, more with those who praise him SimfromBucks. Ya heard?

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Tilehurstsouthbank » 22 Aug 2019 15:45

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John Smith For all of those Twitter users, you will be very familiar with Gabriel Sutton (@_FootbalLab) who writes for several pages including Bet Victor.

Way, way over-respected by anyone on Twitter purely because he posts about lower league teams who otherwise get no coverage. Claims to have knowledge on Rochdale left-backs and up-coming reserve players in League 2. The bloke is about 20 - wet behind the ears, clueless and bases all opinions without foundation based on general knowledge from other fan groups. Needless to say Olly from The Tilehurst End is right in there with him. Embarrassing. Never played the game at any level. Has to go!


I would understand your concern if he was going around stabbing people, but the kid is doing no harm. Why you so angry?

I think it's the fact he claims to know the ins and outs of the most obscure Football League players, without any foundation for his opinion. And like I say because he is giving lesser spoken about clubs some attention, they lap it up give him creedence. It's not so much a beef with him per se, more with those who praise him SimfromBucks. Ya heard?


You really don't like the guys at TTE do you John? Have you thought about doing a piece for them to "show 'em how it's done"?

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by Nameless » 22 Aug 2019 15:55

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I would understand your concern if he was going around stabbing people, but the kid is doing no harm. Why you so angry?

I think it's the fact he claims to know the ins and outs of the most obscure Football League players, without any foundation for his opinion. And like I say because he is giving lesser spoken about clubs some attention, they lap it up give him creedence. It's not so much a beef with him per se, more with those who praise him SimfromBucks. Ya heard?


You really don't like the guys at TTE do you John? Have you thought about doing a piece for them to "show 'em how it's done"?


In order to know that what he writes is wrong then presumably you have an intimate knowledge of Rochdale left backs and Div 2 reserves ? Otherwise how can you judge him ?
Presumably you've also played the game at a high level ? Not that this is of any relevance. Just look at the TV pundits who have played at the highest level yet talk rubbish, or the great writers who have never played yet can talk sensibly about the game. Playing a game and talking about it are two totally different skills, some can do both but plenty can do one and not the other.
Others just like trolling on the internet of course !!

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by John Smith » 22 Aug 2019 16:09

Tilehurstsouthbank You really don't like the guys at TTE do you John? Have you thought about doing a piece for them to "show 'em how it's done"?

Never been invited to do so. I don't agree with some of what they say, it's true. And the fact they are immune to criticism doesn't help for the industry they wished they were in.


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by Tilehurstsouthbank » 22 Aug 2019 16:22

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Tilehurstsouthbank You really don't like the guys at TTE do you John? Have you thought about doing a piece for them to "show 'em how it's done"?

Never been invited to do so. I don't agree with some of what they say, it's true. And the fact they are immune to criticism doesn't help for the industry they wished they were in.


:lol: Invite? Not sure you're that special mate. :wink: There's a link on the site that invites you to submit a piece.

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by John Smith » 22 Aug 2019 16:27

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Tilehurstsouthbank You really don't like the guys at TTE do you John? Have you thought about doing a piece for them to "show 'em how it's done"?

Never been invited to do so. I don't agree with some of what they say, it's true. And the fact they are immune to criticism doesn't help for the industry they wished they were in.


:lol: Invite? Not sure you're that special mate. :wink: There's a link on the site that invites you to submit a piece.

OK, I'll write a report for the Plymouth match then as I won't be going to Huddersfield unfortunately

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by Hendo » 22 Aug 2019 16:29

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John Smith Never been invited to do so. I don't agree with some of what they say, it's true. And the fact they are immune to criticism doesn't help for the industry they wished they were in.


:lol: Invite? Not sure you're that special mate. :wink: There's a link on the site that invites you to submit a piece.

OK, I'll write a report for the Plymouth match then as I won't be going to Huddersfield unfortunately


I think we all look forward to reading that.

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by Singing Defective » 22 Aug 2019 17:24

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:lol: Invite? Not sure you're that special mate. :wink: There's a link on the site that invites you to submit a piece.

OK, I'll write a report for the Plymouth match then as I won't be going to Huddersfield unfortunately


I think we all look forward to reading that.


ROTFL..funniest thing I’ve read all week.

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Re: The Local Journo Thread

by Tilehurstsouthbank » 23 Aug 2019 13:14

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John Smith Never been invited to do so. I don't agree with some of what they say, it's true. And the fact they are immune to criticism doesn't help for the industry they wished they were in.


:lol: Invite? Not sure you're that special mate. :wink: There's a link on the site that invites you to submit a piece.

OK, I'll write a report for the Plymouth match then as I won't be going to Huddersfield unfortunately


The floor is yours JS...

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by John Smith » 23 Aug 2019 13:16

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:lol: Invite? Not sure you're that special mate. :wink: There's a link on the site that invites you to submit a piece.

OK, I'll write a report for the Plymouth match then as I won't be going to Huddersfield unfortunately


The floor is yours JS...

We haven't played them yet

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by Tilehurstsouthbank » 23 Aug 2019 13:22

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John Smith OK, I'll write a report for the Plymouth match then as I won't be going to Huddersfield unfortunately


The floor is yours JS...

We haven't played them yet


Well yeah, I didn't mean right now this minute. :lol:

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