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An interesting stat

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Who, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +7,256 /173
    According to stats in The Australian it seems that holding the ball is not that important overall. Hummmn.
    It reports that The Broncos have made the fewest mistakes with ball in hand (107) and we all know how poorly they are going.
    We have the second worst record (135, after the Tigers 139) and we are travelling quite well.
    The most surprising stat is that Melbourne - the most professional of all the teams - has made the third most ball-handling mistakes, with 132.
    If any credence is to be placed on such statistics then it means playing safe, hold-the-ball footy doesn't win you many matches.
    Stats lie, so using them solely to judge a player's performace is often foolhardy.
  2. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,742 /120
    After reading this, I am really concerned about how this is going to affect statements like "Credit to the boys"
  3. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

    +5,134 /51
    "Credit to all the boys....we couldn't have done it if not for all the knock ons and dropped balls''. "Our poor handling and lack of concentration is what got us across the line today.....Cherry failing to find touch on 3 occasions was crucial in that win"!!
  4. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +7,256 /173
    I chuckle when these big tough men describe their teammates as 'boys'. It sounds like they are playing in the Under 12s.
  5. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member

    +631 /12
    You've got to be in it to win it.

    If you make the most of your zero opportunities, you still score zero.

    It's pretty obvious really, like giving penalties away. It's finding the balance between having a go and being stupid that is the key. Always has been. This shouldn't surprise anyone.
    It's just that when it doesn't come off for Melbourne "you wont see that again".
  6. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,059 /174
    Stat - no team has won the 2013 premiership...Ever!
  7. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

    +514 /6
    Here's another from Gould's set of six in the Herald

    3. Manly are missing Brett Stewart
    Since Brett Stewart was replaced at half-time of Manly's clash with the Dragons early last month due to his back injury, the Sea Eagles have scored just 10 tries in 370 minutes of football, at an average of one try every 37 minutes. In the 600 minutes that Stewart played for Manly this season before his injury, the Sea Eagles scored 31 tries at a rate of one try every 19 minutes. So while they remain a legitimate premiership threat through their outstanding defence and highly experienced roster, they are extremely vulnerable at present without Stewart and his invaluable contribution to the Manly attack. They must be counting the days until he returns

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/right-on-ricky-decks-needed-clearing-20130611-2o26h.html#ixzz2VyQtdYXG
  8. roscoe

    roscoe Member

    +14 /2
  9. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

    +1,178 /9
    We have faced up to the top clubs over that time with Snake as well, impacting on the scoreboard. It's an impact, but not as massive as Goulds numbers make it sound.

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