Category Archives: Statistics

The search for synergy – Rowettism, part 2

Part one looked at the overall tactical shape of the team under Rowett and went into a bit more detail about the Rams’ attacking performance.  As promised, here is part two… Goals conceded 1. Cardiff – 14 2. Wolves – … Continue reading

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Gary Rowett’s search for a new Derby Way continues

We’re often told that when it comes to possession, it’s not how much you have, but what you do with it.  My take is that average possession percentage over a season acts as a good gauge for a team’s overall … Continue reading

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Derby County squad review 2016/7: Goalkeeper and defence

Throughout the season, Derby maintained a decent defensive record, which was unfortunately undermined by their difficulties with defending set plays.  This was in part down to having a relatively small, slight midfield and frontline who struggled to mark bigger opponents. About one … Continue reading

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Derby County squad review 2016/7: The attack

Tom Ince (25) Thank God for Ince.  He was head and shoulders above everyone else in terms of attacking contribution and without him, this disappointing season would have been even worse.  He got my vote as Player of the Year ahead of … Continue reading

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Radar graphs – an explanatory note

Some of you may follow Ted Knutson on Twitter and have noticed his player radars.  These struck me as a brilliant way of visualising a player’s impact in games, so I decided to start working on them for Derby’s players. What I … Continue reading

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