Thursday, September 29, 2022

Euro 2012 Group Stage: by the numbers

20 – Minutes of play by Theo Walcott in England’s win over Sweden Ukraine
100 – Percent passing rate by Theo Walcott in England’s win over Sweden Ukraine
1 – Completed passes by Theo Walcott in England’s win over Sweden Ukraine
1 –
Total touches by Theo Walcott in England’s win over Sweden Ukraine
0 – Tackles, interceptions, fouls, fouls drawn, dumps taken on the pitch anything measurable done by Theo Walcott in England’s win over Sweden Ukraine
3 – Minutes of play by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in England’s win over Sweden Ukraine
3 – Total touches by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in England’s win over Sweden Ukraine
1 – Completed passes by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in England’s win over Sweden Ukraine
1 – Turnover by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in England’s win over Sweden Ukraine
1 – Dispossessed by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in England’s win over Sweden Ukraine

4 – Aerial duels won per game by Ireland’s Kevin Doyle*
57 – Percent of aerial duels won by Ireland’s Kevin Doyle (8/14)
2 – Aerial duels won per game by Nicklas Bendtner
13 – Rank of Nicklas Bendtner among all players in aerial duels per game
35 – Percent of aerial duels won by Nicklas Bendtner (6/17)
2 – Goals scored by Nicklas Bendtner
6 – Shots by Nicklas Bendtner
3 – Shots per goal by Nicklas Bendtner
1 – Assists by Nicklas Bendtner
1 – Goals by Premier League Golden Boot winner, PFA Players’ player of the year, PFA Fans’ player of the year, and FWA player of the year Robin van Persie
15 – Shots by Premier League Golden Boot winner, PFA Players’ player of the year, PFA Fans’ player of the year, and FWA player of the year Robin van Persie
5 – Goals that Nicklas Bendtner would have certainly scored if he were given the same number of shots as Premier League Golden Boot winner, PFA Players’ player of the year, PFA Fans’ player of the year, and FWA player of the year Robin van Persie, at least that’s what I’d be putting on my marketing material, if I were him, the greatest striker that ever lived

19 – Appearances by Andrei Arshavin for Arsenal in the Premier League last season
1 – Goals scored by Andrei Arshavin for Arsenal in the Premier League last season
3 – Assists created  by Andrei Arshavin for Arsenal in the Premier League last season
11 – Successful dribbles by Andrei Arshavin for Arsenal in the Premier League last season
19 – Key passes by Andrei Arshavin for Arsenal in the Premier League last season
6 – Successful through balls by Andrei Arshavin for Arsenal in the Premier League last season
9 – Tackles by Andrei Arshavin for Arsenal in the Premier League last season
7 – Interceptions by Andrei Arshavin for Arsenal in the Premier League last season
3 – Appearances by Andrei Arshavin for Russia in Euro 2012
0 – Goals by Andrei Arshavin for Russia in Euro 2012
3 – Assists by Andrei Arshavin for Russia in Euro 2012*
10 – Successful dribbles by Andrei Arshavin for Russia in Euro 2012
15 – Key passes by Andrei Arshavin for Russia in Euro 2012
4 – Successful through balls by Andrei Arshavin for Russia in Euro 2012
5 – Tackles by Andrei Arshavin for Russia in Euro 2012
5 – Interceptions by Andrei Arshavin for Russia in Euro 2012

Odd Ends

3 – Number of French players in the Top 10 of dispossessed per game (Ribery*, Benzema, Nasri)
11.6 – Number of times those three players are dispossessed per game (Ribbery 4.3*, Benzema 4, Nasri 3.3)
4.7 – Dribbles per game by Franck Ribery*
3.3 – Dribbles per game by Andrei Arshavin (2nd best)
11 – Accurate long balls per game by Danielle de Rossi*
7 – Accurate through balls by Wesley Sniejder*
4 – Accurate through balls by Andrei Arshavin (2nd best)
19 – Key passes by Wesley Sniejder*
15 – Key passes by Andrei Arshavin (2nd best)
6 – Spanish players in the Top 10 for passes per game (Xavi*, Xabi, That Cunt Busquets, Iniesta, Ramos, Alba)
511 – Number of passes per game those 6 Spanish players average
501 – Number of passes per game Arsenal averaged in the Premier League during the 2011-2012 season

7am

*Led Euro’s at the group stage in this category

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All data via ESPN, Opta, and UEFA.com

P.S. Apologies for the mixup between Sweden and Ukraine it’s just that all European countries look alike to us Yanks. Or I made one mistake and copied and pasted that mistake over and over.

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Pedant

The first set of stats re: Walcott v Ox-C, I think you meant Ukraine, not Sweden..?

Ray Bandana

If not, Walcott’s one touch goal and assist looks all the more impressive.

GoonerEll

The reason Theo didn’t get a touch for 20 minutes is because England didn’t play the ball to the right for 20 minutes. EVERY single time, they went left. They must have thought “we’ve spent the last 70 minutes playing it right, and Milner’s f*cked it up every time. Let’s try the left wing.”

TeeCee

In the game I watched, at some point the Ubercunt Terry ran forward up the right and crossed into the box.

This would appear[1] to exceed the number of right-sided crosses into the box from Milner by, er, one….

[1] I didn’t notice any, but I wasn’t paying attention 100% of the time. My mate noticed a cross from Milner, but it was nowhere near the box and went to a Ukrainian player, so it doesn’t count.

Fatcunt

1: number of clear cut scoring chance taken from the ox by GERRARD.

Scrib3d

Is Fabregas that cunt to you now? Cause I just do not feel that strongly about him. Now if it was Busqets, there’s a guy to feel passionate hatred for.

Weal, he screwed us a bit but we did screw him back, overplaying him, letting down his efforts in Janurary by not buying when we shoulda. Did his best, screwed us no harder than we screwed, I don’t know, Big Phil Senderos.

Cunt should remain a word reserved for the Chelsea’s and the true bastards of football. Not for players as irrelevant to us now as Fab.

IndianGooner

Cunt is for Busquets & not Cesc. Read it again: “That Cunt Busquets”

eddymc2

It reads “that c**t Busquets”…

Scrib3d

Oh yes, how much a missed comma changes things.

Gunner Paddy

You read with a purdy mouth.

THEREISBEARCUM

Why is Biscuits a cunt now?

I’m losing track of all the people I have to think are cunts to be a proper Arsenal fan.

merdebag

he put his penis in wengers mouth one time while wenger was asleep

feygooner

Urrrrrrrgggggghhhh

THEREISBEARCUM

What a cunt.

Shavid

Those Arshavin stats are telling.

Doesn’t seem to have the same focus for Arsenal as he does for Russia.
Maybe the fact that he’s the ‘main man’ in the national team makes a difference?
Maybe he’s just not suited to the Premier League?

One thing is for sure, he’s a very frustrating player.

eddymc2

Speaking of Arshavin, did you hear of his post-group stage exit comments to a Russia supporter? Something along the lines of “it’s not my problem if we didn’t meet your expectations, it’s your problem”. Knows how to win friends, clearly.

MAllen

When your team has the ball, Arshavin is an asset. When you dont have the ball, he is a liability. The stats hide the fact that he was still a lazy little git on the pitch for Russia. Don’t watch the match highlights, showing all his best passes rather watch the entire game to see how little he contributes when Russia was trying to win the ball back. I have s soft spot for Arshavin, but his contribution is way below that of his teammates. Ultimately, this saps at the morale of the team – why should anyone give it… Read more »

Casual Observer

Well… Personally as someone who plays sports (albeit rugby – but still a possession based ball sport! Hope that entitles me to make an educated guess) in a semi-professional league as a grafter, I never actually found it demoralising that my more talented team-mates were not putting in as much effort/running as much as I did. Personally it was more of a trust that once I help to win the ball back, it puts him in a position to utilise the ball best? Being brought up by a Southampton-supporting father, he used to point out in our biannual trips to… Read more »

TeeCee

I hear that he’s being lambasted in the Russian press for being, coincidently, a lazy little git.
Something to do with their coach being forced to tell him to put down his Coca-Cola, get off his fat arse and get out on the training field with the rest of the team.

So I was told this morning anyway. Anyone know any more here?

MAllen

I will take the comparisons with a pinch of salt. The teams that played in the group of death (Group B) were playing against much tougher opposition. Dont know how this could be reflect in the numbers though.

Mark

Most telling stat is that Spain pass a lot but are about as exciting to watch as watching paint dry.

Scrib3d

that a stat? I think it’s Del Bosque’s fault, he certainly has the players to be exciting but plays his possession football in such a way that Spain are actually a very defensive team in that they don’t take risks with the ball, so as to sterilize the match. It’s a shame because there are really beautiful footballers in there, Iniesta is essentially football’s answer to porn, one of Barca’s few emphatically not a cunt players. A shame but not something that will change if he stays in charge, whoever comes up next, we must hope it’s someone who values… Read more »

gunsen gurner

Fuck Spain.tooo many cunts in that team

Evil

Very well put! Back at the Euro 2008 Spain were very exciting to watch, but you are spot-on that they have managed to turn into a defensive possession football team after that. I already found them and their 1:0 wins very boring to watch at the World Cup and it looks like they aren’t going to change the plan for this tournament. Sincerely hope Koscielny kosses them so hard in defence and scores to kick them out.

Taczszlr

I noticed that they don’t cross the ball from the flanks. A player will take the ball near the corner then he will pass it all the way to the midfield. They do the same when they’re taking corners.

diefenbaker

so far seem to only have slept off while watching spain play except the italian match.

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MAllen

Tough one on Saturday. Do I want France to lose so that I don’t have to see any more of that smirking chinless c*nt Nasri or do I want Spain to lose because of their all round general Barcelona-esque c*ntishness?
Hopefully, there will be a WWE style brawl and both teams get disqualified.

Taczszlr

I want France to win because of Kosceilny.

ETID

I want france to lose because of koscielny. Get all our players home asap including mvila giroud podolski and mertesacker. but not the england ones obviously as im flying out on saturday.

LRV

“1 – Completed passes by Theo Walcott in England’s win over Sweden
1 – Total touches by Theo Walcott in England’s win over Sweden
0 – Tackles, interceptions, fouls, fouls drawn, dumps taken on the pitch anything measurable done by Theo Walcott in England’s win over Sweden”

These set of numbers for Theo are completely wrong. Not from the match I saw myself. Definitely not from the Swedish match.

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Matt

Can someone get the stats for how many passes Rooney has made to Theo ever? I bet its about 0.

TeeCee

Maybe we could contrast that with the number of passes that Rooney attempted to Welbeck, which Welbeck subsequently tripped over, went the wrong way for, ignored, couldn’t be arsed to run for, etc……

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