Given the likes of Hoddle, Keegan, Eriksson, Taylor and McLaren must all know the same facts that Tony does you surely have to question the motives behind them supporting such flawed thinking ?

]]>Unfortunately, looks like the pgmol and those who make it what it is will not act until it it too late. A calciopoli in this country , and this league will plummet to depths far more extreme than the Italian league. That is the risk they run with Riley in charge.

Think with England, the biggest problem is the way we coach, encourage and play youngsters. That and complete short termism of course.Not going to change while you get the likes of Chelsea attaining success either. ]]>

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@ bjtgooner April 1, 2015 at 7:50 pm – you be bad ! ]]>

On that subject on another, unmentionable site a poster has suggested their new stadium be called Shadow Lane! ]]>

During this difficult time, Arsenal FC, and Wenger in particular, have steadfastly stood by there man.

Personally I admire the sheer will and determination Diaby he has shown in his efforts to get back.

But more than that, I am so proud of Arsenal and Wenger in particular, for the way they have stood by Diaby.

In this cynical cash ruled World I think we have something to be very proud of.

If the likes of Finsbury boy and Saint cant see it that way that’s there loss.

]]>Any chance Spurs want to purchase land in Holborn?

]]>Hope he comes back from this, it’s a measure of the man that he has fought so hard and so long to even get back on the pitch yesterday, and what we need is that strength as a club to help us move on and up.

]]>The telegraph has an article with a bunch of statistics, I am just looking at one section of this.

Player Shots

Agüero 88

Pellè 81

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Austin 65

Lukaku 62

Kane 61

I have drawn a line in that list (it is not in article), as it may be of interest.

What is this list of names and numbers? It is the number of shots on target in about 3/4 of a season. While somebody gets an award for most goals scored, there is no award for most shots on target. Hence, the first order of business is to see if there is any statistical difference between these numbers. Which is partly why I drew the line.

How is the number of shots on target by Arsenal on Chelsea related to the number of shots on target by Arsenal on Crystal Palace? Arsenal is the constant here. Chelsea and Crystal Palace are quite different. I am going to suggested that aggregating data by 3/4 of a season is improper, and what is better is average shots per game.

If we do this, we find Kane is at 2.03 shots per game, and Agüero is at 2.93 shots per game. Most of us are probably comfortable with the idea that it is likely that these numbers are all statistically the same.

If the author of the article would have included 6 names, would you expect it reasonable for #6 to have 60 shots in 3/4 season? So what we really have, is a distribution of shots on net which runs into the mid 60’s. And we are expecting that getting 81 or 88 shots is unusual (an outlier).

We are counting things, start with a Poisson distribution. We are drawing lots of 30 (that is how many games have been played) from a Poisson shot generator, which has an average of 2.07 shots per game (62 per 3/4 season).

I did this for 100 players several times, and I get a nice smooth histogram. On one occasion I seen a maximum of 89.

The biggest difference between my experiments and the article, is that the table from the newspaper is all 1 player at some number of shots, whereas my histogram is tending to be bell shaped with a maximum around 62. It seems likely the Poisson has too large a variance.

The binomial distribution has a variance smaller than the Poisson. As I increase the number of trials and decrease the probability so as to keep an average of 2.07 shots per game, I see the histogram counts per channel drop, except for a narrow region less than 61.

It still seems likely that there is no statistical difference between the number of shots on target for the 5 players.

]]>In war, however, one can learn how stupid and dangerous weapon media can be.

That said, I don’t hate any national, racial, religious or ethnic group. All people in Bosnia have the same problems regardless of the category they belong to.

]]>> The 2020 European Championships will continue to pay clubs for players that compete in the competition but for the first time the clubs will receive a fixed percentage of tournament revenues.

> The rate will be 8% which represents around $215M which is an increase of a third on the reimbursement level set for the Euros next summer in France.

> There was also an announcement of the two bodies agreeing on a new formula to distribute monies to clubs participating in the Champions League and Europa League.

]]>Surely has to be an april fools joke .Not just stating diabys back but people on here wanting him to get a new contract..80k a week whose having a laugh!! ]]>