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The Tomkins Times - Thu Oct 12 12:18 PM
By Gary Fulcher & Daniel Rhodes. After a promising start to the season, Liverpool’s fortunes have nosedived recently and right on queue the international break has delivered another kick to the nuts with Sadio Mané set to miss around nine matches due to a hamstring injury picked up while playing...
The Tomkins Times - Wed Oct 11 1:01 PM
By The Secret Pundit Per Dantic ‘That’s something they’ve practised on the training ground’ That’s one of the ‘go-to’ phrases for the commentators. Mostly you’ll hear them say it after a free-kick routine. Very occasionally they’ll say it about a corner routine. They save it for when we’ve just s...
The Tomkins Times - Tue Oct 10 12:22 PM
At the beginning of this season, a website popped up out of nowhere called Understat.com. This meant, for the first time in the public arena, we could look at the expected goal and assist data from individual players rather than only on a team level. For clarity, here’s the definition provided on...
The Tomkins Times - Mon Oct 9 12:24 PM
The expansion, development and wider acceptance of expected goals (‘xG’) continues to grow apace. As much as it’s great to be able to quantify the value of shots, not every brilliant attack results in an attempt at goal. I wrote recently on how Stratagem collect ‘dangerous moments’ in their shot...
The Tomkins Times - Fri Oct 6 1:01 PM
These stats are 100% unofficial. I have had no formal training in how to collate them, but from years of working with football stats I have a pretty good idea of how they are gathered. Videos in this article are marked up for desktop only and are unlikely to work on other devices. The full video...