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Some very telling statistics post-Des

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by simon_eagle, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. simon_eagle

    simon_eagle Well-Known Member

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    Just heard on ABC Grandstand some telling statistics regarding Manly..

    We were the 3rd best team in 2011 in terms of tackle completions.
    So far this season we are the 3rd worst...

    Choc is the worst offender, missing on average 4 tackles a game. Matai follows him with an average of 3.5 missed tackles per game.

    Also, in terms of metres gained, we are down by 130 metres per game while at the same time, we're conceding - on average - 90 more metres per game from last season.

    Grand Final hang-over or the sign of things to come, post-Des?

    Sorry for bringing this up now after that fantastic win on Friday... but I just thought I'd share what I heard on the radio.
     
  2. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    At no stage last year did we have 4 internationals sitting on the sidelines for extended periods. Round 1 was as close to fullstrength as we have been we were missing Big Joe and George and Gift and Matai only played half that game. You cannot compare until we are running at full strength or near to it i.e only missing 1 or 2 players at most for short periods of 1 or 2 weeks only.
     
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  3. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    What's our stats at this tune of the year in Des years? Probably comparable
     
  4. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    This!!
     
  5. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    and also, we don't have Robbo or Hoppa Jnr this year either.
     
  6. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Second this!!
     
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  7. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The opening eight rounds of 2011 to the opening eight rounds of 2009 may be a fairer comparison. Both times defending premiers, both times returning from a trip to Leeds, both times a heap of injuries. I heard that on the ABC today. It was Debbie Spillane was it not? Another Rebecca 'I hate Manly' Wilson if ever there was one.
     
  8. simon_eagle

    simon_eagle Well-Known Member

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    I can't argue with that and with your optimism :)
     
  9. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah Spillane fits right in with the Bulldogs. A more spiteful, vindictive Manly hater you will ever come across.
     
  10. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Our defensive pattern has changed, that's the problem.

    he says again
     
  11. Ceagle

    Ceagle Well-Known Member

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    Compare the stats at the end of this season, it doesnt mean much when where only 8 rounds in
     
  12. MPC75

    MPC75 Well-Known Member

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    Third this.

    Also was our scheduling the same as last year? There are too many variables for these stats to be statisticly significant at this time of year.
     
  13. simon_eagle

    simon_eagle Well-Known Member

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    No, she was the host I believe. They had a guest on, who was a stats-man. Tim somebody.
     
  14. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    More likely Tim Nobody if it was a guest Spillane had on.
     
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  15. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  16. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Statistics! Phewie! They never tell a full story. A bloke who plays a full 80 minutes and busts his guts to make as many tackles as possible will obviously miss more than a player who doesn't try to tacklle. Likewise, the more you handle the ball the more you'll make an error.

    Take this as an example: On Friday night Jamie Lyon was credited with 0 mistakes. We all know that he made two very serious errors of judgement, but these are not recorded. Tautufa (sic) was credited with plenty of errors although three of them came from strips not recorded.

    Please. Lets get away from the importance of stats, except the score. We know when a player plays well/poorly!
     
  17. Av8r

    Av8r Active Member Premium Member

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    Well said Who
     
  18. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ryan will love this thread.
     
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