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  1. Iheanacho

    Give him time. He only turned 21 last month so still very young and he's had had 2 league starts. Far too early to judge. He was played out of position today for some reason, so not ideal. We clearly rate him highly as we paid £25m for him, he just has to find his position in the team and get a run of games.
  2. Man City Post Match Thread 0-2

    On current form, one of the best (if not the best) team in Europe...fair play.
  3. England squad

    Dimmy Gray is getting called up for the Brazil game: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/nov/09/gareth-southgate-bold-decisions-england-germany?CMP=share_btn_tw
  4. I just completed this quiz. My Score 50/100 My Time 75 seconds  
  5. Expected Goals

    If anyone who doesn't understand wants to try to, rather than rejecting it out of hand:
  6. Expected Goals

    So, say, we've peppered a team's goal with shots but not scored and the other team has had one shot from 30 yards out and scored and won 0-1, how do you feel at the end of the game? Is it "Oh well, the other team deserved the win" or is it "we were unlucky, we should have scored a couple there, and their's was a bit of a fluke"? Do you ever say "he should have scored that" when a player misses from 6 yards out? That's basically expected goals. It's just putting a probability of a shot going in based on various factors that we all subconsciously think about when watching a game. Distance from goal, the angle of the shot, the proximity of defenders. If we continue to take higher quality (nearer and more central) shots then we will score more goals in the long run. Over a season or so, the teams with the highest expected goals will have the most goals. As others have mentioned, football is very low scoring which means there's a lot of luck involved. This means, in the long run, expected goals is a better predictor of future performance than just looking at results. However, expected goals isn't a great name, think of it as "chance quality." (Also, I can see how if you're just not into football stats, it can be dull! That doesn't mean it's not useful though!)
  7. Ben Arfa

    Would rather we played some of the younger players ie. Gray, Chilwell, Barnes than get a player coming towards the end of his career.
  8. Gray ready to sign a new deal

    Yeah, you're right. As you say, it'll improve with time.
  9. Gray ready to sign a new deal

    He needs to stop the wasteful long shots though.
  10. General Knowledge: Easy Difficulty

    I just completed this quiz. My Score 60/100 My Time 87 seconds  
  11. Today's Game

    There's going to be a display with the clappers, not sure about the helicopter.
  12. Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Wouldn't be eligible until Jan would he?
  13. Claude Puel - Contender

    So it's definitely Puel then...got to say it's very underwhelming. Just a very bland appointment. I'd rather give Appleton a bit longer.
  14. FFP Punishment On The Way?

    well it's lucky we've got loads of money then