tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8328101106494598665.post207628577869047926..comments2024-06-24T05:03:12.127+01:00Comments on Another Arsenal Blog: Deceptive statistics, Szczesny, apples and pears1979goonerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/08783799499006052572noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8328101106494598665.post-22843526952520351212012-05-29T19:22:37.546+01:002012-05-29T19:22:37.546+01:00As you say, statistics can be used to prove everyt...As you say, statistics can be used to prove everything or nothing.<br /><br />In football, goalkeeper is almost unquestionably the position under the most scrutiny because they conform to a very simple mathematical model: goals/saves = %.<br /><br />Unfortunately this doesn't take into account defending (although some might argue that the organisation of defence is a GK's prime matthew_woodhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06997294649154263799noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8328101106494598665.post-31575416790467226232012-05-27T08:27:50.877+01:002012-05-27T08:27:50.877+01:00Disagree, it's a poor measure for the many rea...Disagree, it's a poor measure for the many reasons explained.<br /><br />If you look at the gk stats each year then you would see there is little correlation of performance with shots saved.1979goonerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08783799499006052572noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8328101106494598665.post-3679377318745153362012-05-27T05:06:58.040+01:002012-05-27T05:06:58.040+01:00I don't agree......in general for a significan...I don't agree......in general for a significant sample size, shot save percentage is a very good metric to compare goalies. It's used in ice hockey all the time. Sure shots are different, but shots quality evens out when goalies are playing against the same teams and when a significant sample size is used. Isn't it familiar that arsenal would dominate and then concede on the first Alnoreply@blogger.com