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An interesting take on the Football League so far!

edited February 2012 in General Charlton
A'noon All,

Have been more of a CL voyeur to date, so by way of an introduction: been following Charlton since that rampaging Israeli knocked 3 past us for Liverpool at Sell-out Park back in 1988 (I think!), and seen all the highs and lows since. Had a season tkt and managed to sponsor a couple of games in days gone by, and can be found in Noth Upper J Block when I can get to games (running your own company is a wicked, and not the best-looking, mistress!).

Life story aside, I've just seen the following, which I think pretty much sums up the professionalism and focus that has returned to the team this year (and has been lacking for far too long):

http://experimental361.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/football-league-attack-and-defence-110212.png

Nice to see us out on our own!!!!

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    Very interesting!
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    Fascinating chart. So we have the most clinical attack AND the most resilient defence in the entire Football League. Wow.
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    Wonder what it would look like with the Prem added in too?
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    So that mean's the best team in the football league based on goals Etc?
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    It just shows that not all statistics are misleading. But look at (e.g.) M'Boro and Hull, both doing well in the C'ship but stats indicate that they should be struggling.
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    nice graph. interesting to see that not only do we have the most clinical attack, but also the most resilient defence.
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    Very interesting. Surprising that Notss Forest look by far the worst team but they aren't bottom of their league.
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    Brentford, the most average team in the football league
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    It just shows that not all statistics are misleading. But look at (e.g.) M'Boro and Hull, both doing well in the C'ship but stats indicate that they should be struggling.
    It doesn't indicate they should be struggling so much as they miss more chances than they take, which looking at their league position means they still make (and then score) sufficient chances to be doing well. That coupled with their strong defence means if they carve out 6 chances on goal, only score one but play out the clean sheet they'll still climb the table. I think the most interesting thing about that graph is for all the talk of attractive football, it seems that having a strong defence is still the order of the day. Barnsley, Ipswich and Wycombe have good scoring numbers but are still wallowing towards the bottom of their leagues
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    If I'm reading this correctly, you have to shoot at Charlton twice as often to get a goal than you do at Sheff W, yet they've not conceded twice as many goals as we have. Is the vertical column therefore a better indicator of the goalies performance than the defence as a whole?
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    It just shows that not all statistics are misleading. But look at (e.g.) M'Boro and Hull, both doing well in the C'ship but stats indicate that they should be struggling.
    It doesn't indicate they should be struggling so much as they miss more chances than they take, which looking at their league position means they still make (and then score) sufficient chances to be doing well. That coupled with their strong defence means if they carve out 6 chances on goal, only score one but play out the clean sheet they'll still climb the table. I think the most interesting thing about that graph is for all the talk of attractive football, it seems that having a strong defence is still the order of the day. Barnsley, Ipswich and Wycombe have good scoring numbers but are still wallowing towards the bottom of their leagues
    I see .. and your comment on the necessity or preference for a strong defence has always and will always be the case .. the best teams have always been great on the break .. and MEAN in defence.
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    @Davey, welcome aboard, good to have you posting on here.
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    Interesting but really cant work out what conclusions to make

    6 out of 8 most clinical attacks are in Div1.
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    The y axis is more a measure of the crapness of opposition strikers than the efficiency of a teams defence. Interesting though.
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    Wow we look good in that, way better than anyone
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    In a league of our own.
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    Worried.
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    Very interesting, thanks...we'll be having one hell of a season if we manage to keep in the top left of that graph!
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    @Davey, welcome aboard, good to have you posting on here.
    Cheers AFKA!

    @Bagpuss, despite Hamer's undoubted susceptibility to the odd almighty clanger, he's been a pretty solid stop-stopper this term. Take your point, though, and our facing the Lisbies of this World rather than fielding them must certainly help.

    Here's hoping for a decent win tonight and the other half (who thought football on Valentine's night was a good idea!!) doesn't realise her mistake!?!?!?
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    So Brentford are "Mr Average"!
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    It just shows that not all statistics are misleading. But look at (e.g.) M'Boro and Hull, both doing well in the C'ship but stats indicate that they should be struggling.
    It doesn't indicate they should be struggling so much as they miss more chances than they take, which looking at their league position means they still make (and then score) sufficient chances to be doing well. That coupled with their strong defence means if they carve out 6 chances on goal, only score one but play out the clean sheet they'll still climb the table. I think the most interesting thing about that graph is for all the talk of attractive football, it seems that having a strong defence is still the order of the day. Barnsley, Ipswich and Wycombe have good scoring numbers but are still wallowing towards the bottom of their leagues
    I see .. and your comment on the necessity or preference for a strong defence has always and will always be the case .. the best teams have always been great on the break .. and MEAN in defence.
    Without a doubt. Just look at our Prem relegation season - one of the best goalscorers in the league in Darren Bent, but Amdy Faye and Djimi Traore doing our defensive work meant a miserable, miserable season
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    Very interesting, thanks...we'll be having one hell of a season if we manage to keep in the top left of that graph!
    We could stay in exactly the same position but lose every game 2-1. :o)
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    Excellent - love stuff like this.
    Can you break it down into home and away.....
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    Is this going to be updated as the season goes on ?
    Davey, who is behind it - or is it all your own work ?
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    very interesting Davey. My next accumulator is now going to be based around teams in the top left quadrant ; ) .
    Saw your comment thougth, i'll have a bit of that - on viewing top left quad - they are the usual names in my acc anyways this season (and I am doing very well this season, well over 1k up)!!
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    Attacks win games, defences win titles.
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    Is this going to be updated as the season goes on ?
    Davey, who is behind it - or is it all your own work ?
    sadly, or rather fortunately for my own social life, am not the author of this. Info is from: http://experimental361.wordpress.com/

    Have asked the guy to break out home and away which he's gonna try and do this week. Not sure about updates later on in the season.......hopefully for us it'll be academic before the usual end-of-season catfight (or slump in our case!) and we'll all be sitting back supping on a nice pint of success!
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