Category Archives: Statistics

The Machine Gun and the Wardrobe: Nick Blackman and Chris Martin, different kinds of threat

I want to say something about scapegoating, which I have realised over time is one of the worst things about football fans.  We’ve all been guilty of it at one time or another – had a go at a player, … Continue reading

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Derby County v Brighton & Hove Albion – preview, with infographic

According to the numbers, Brighton are marginal favourites for Saturday – but not so much that I would predict an away win.  A draw looks the most likely outcome on paper and Jason Thackeray of the Brighton @ Home blog … Continue reading

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Hull City v Derby County – Preview infographic

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The Rams’ season so far assessed

16 games, only two defeats, fifth in the league, the second tightest defence – the Rams are well placed as we head towards the testing winter period, where fixtures are already coalescing into the time-honoured ‘festive pile-up’ before Sky Sports … Continue reading

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Is possession the key to success?

The august Steve Nicholson has a bee in his bonnet at the moment about possession.  ‘A lot of nonsense is written about possession’, he tweeted recently.  He notes that in Derby’s first six games this season, they had the majority … Continue reading

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