COME ON YOU RAMS the Derby County fans forum

a friendly place to chat about Derby County, football and life


    Stats mean nothing

    Share
    avatar
    Barnstaple Ram

    Rams Fan Since Rams Fan Since : 1973
    First ever game : Too long ago to remember
    Number of posts : 10213
    Registration date : 2009-07-09
    Points : 12049
    Age : 49
    Location : In front of my computer

    Stats mean nothing

    Post by Barnstaple Ram on Sat 29 Oct 2016, 12:05 pm

    Reading comments on the Jobs for the boys thread got me thinking about stats (Leon Best scored goals everywhere else) and also playing in a foreign country (Albentosa) when a player can fail to settle
    Stats can be deceptive and can also be twisted

    Would anyone be happy if we signed a striker who had the following stats

    Season 1 - Played 29 - Goals 7
    Season 2 - Played 42 - Goals 3
    Season 3 - Played 10 - Goals 0

    I guess not and many would say he was a failure, which in those seasons he was.

    The striker in question is Ian Rush
    Season 1 - Juventus - didn't settle abroad
    Season 2 - Leeds - towards end of career
    Season 3 - Newcastle - as Leeds

    As I said stats can be deceptive and twisted

      Current date/time is Sat 19 Aug 2017, 10:26 am