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It's time for my annual update of #EPL shot trends. After 14 years of drastic change we may finally be starting to stabilise. THREAD
1) Shots Outside The Box. Actually increased slightly again last season.
4.4 per team per match down from a peak of 6.6 in 2008/09
Conversion stabilising at just over 1 in 20
2) Shots inside the box. No trend at all here, goal scored every 7.5 shots
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Nathaniel Phillips Thread :

@LFC's injury crisis last season led to Jurgen Klopp trying as many as 19 different centre-back combinations. Eventually, Nat Phillips stepped up putting in a valiant shift, helping them secure a CL spot.
#NatPhillips #LFC #Liverpool #EPL #DataViz
Phillips’ no-nonsense approach to centre-back for this Klopp team saw him record a surprisingly well-balanced output. He was exceptional in the air and was an effective distributor of the ball too.
#Phillips #LFC #EPL
Phillips averages 8.81 clearances & 6.05 areal duels, ranking him the highest for these metrics in Europe’s top 5 leagues.
He wins very few tackles & gets dribbled past often. This could mean he doesn’t lunge into challenges, however, 1.62 fouls committed per game contradicts it
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#EPL akan kembali bergulir, laga perdana akan dimainkan, pada 14 Agustus 2021 Pukul 02.00 Wib dini hari nanti.

Mempertemukan antara Tim debutan Premier League Brentford dengan Tim yang telah 3 kali merengkuh gelar juara EPL Arsenal.

Derby London siap tersaji malam nanti. Image
Brentford Community Stadium akan menjadi stadion pembuka PL musim ini, stadion ini menjadi yang ke-59 sebagai host pertandingan PL.

Ini merupakan perjalan panjang bagi Brentford untuk berlaga di Premier League, yang telah mengalami 9 kali kegagalan Playoff yang sangat memilukan.
Namun Brentford telah berhasil naik level sambil secara konsisten menghasilkan keuntungan, dengan perekrutan mereka kepada talenta-talenta muda.

Brentford Community Stadium, tercatat sebagai stadion dengan kapasitas terkecil di ajang PL musim ini yakni 17.250.
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🧵I love #football

Have done since the 1980's ⚽️

Nowadays though, the off-field stuff seems to get as much coverage & column inches as the game itself 🗞️📺📱

Competition isn't just about trophies - it's about eyeballs, soft power, geo-politics, PR and #money

Quick tale...
Did you see that news report from the #US this week about the #billionaire financier #TomBarrack being arrested? ($250m bail)

In the weird (but fun) world we live in, that incident ties to #NewcastleUnited & the #PremierLeague

Say what?! 🧐

#FollowTheMoney #Networks #Power 💸
We have;

- Billionaires acting as back-channel diplomats (💰)
- Political actors orchestrating things but pretending they're not
- Qatar buy rights to #EPL for region
- Saudi pirate them #AJ #BeIn #BeOut
- SA try to buy NUFC
- Qatar say "No Way"

#Rights ✍️/👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
#Value (s) 💸🙏⚽️
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TOP HEADLINES
Monday, June 7, 2021

#Port Harcourt based Pastor, Stephen Akinola dies hours after TB Joshua
#Report: ISWAP confirms Shekau’s death, accuses him of corruption
#Oyo herdsmen killings: 50 dead, North wants war in Nigeria - Gani Adams
#Akeredolu fumes over Iganga massacre, orders Amotekun to begin operation
#Akeredolu: Attack on Oyo community premeditated… south-west won’t condone savagery
#Police rifles recovered as security operatives kill ‘gunmen leader’ in Imo
#Gunmen raze home of Imo
commissioner
#Gunmen attack Delta police station with explosives, six suspected kidnappers killed
#Cop dead as bandits kill 41 farmers in Zamfara fresh attacks
#Bandits invade Katsina village, kill six, steal animals
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Let me play the devil's advocate here for a second. #SuperLeague

THREAD
I have already stated that I believe relegation and promotion are essential for any competition. The underdog's success is a story that will always be desirable. So, if you lock in 15 clubs that will never lose their place, the competition losses its charm.
However, if that detail is corrected, then this could be something revolutionary. Like how Europen Cups were started by Santiago Bernabeu's ideology and later became the #ChampionsLeague, as we know today. Or how the #EPL rebranded itself in 1992.
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LIVE: Liverpool vs Manchester City goal.com/id/berita/live… #MatchdayGoal #LIVMCI #EPL
STARTING XI Liverpool vs Manchester City goal.com/id/berita/live… #MatchdayGoal #LIVMCI #EPL
1' KICK OFF!!

LIVE: Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City goal.com/id/berita/live… #MatchdayGoal #LIVMCI #EPL
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Sesaat lagi! Man United akan menjamu tamunya Everton di Old Trafford. 🔴🔵

Kedua tim meraih kemenangan pada laga terakhirnya di #EPL, siapakah yang akan membawa kemenangan pada laga kali ini?

#EPL #MatchdayGoal #MUNEVE

goal.com/id/berita/manc…
Man United XI: De Gea; Lindelof, Maguire, Wan-Bissaka, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba, Bruno; Rashford, Greenwood, Cavani

Everton XI: Olsen; Keane, Holgate, Godfrey, Digne; Doucoure, Davies, Gomes; James, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin

#EPL #MatchdayGoal #MUNEVE

goal.com/id/berita/manc…
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Rangkaian tujuh laga tanpa terkalahkan milik Arsenal berakhir di laga kontra Wolves. Kini, mereka akan melawan Aston Villa tanpa duo andalan.

LIVE: goal.com/id/berita/asto…

#AVLARS #EPL #MatchdayGoal
Susunan Pemain Aston Villa

LIVE: goal.com/id/berita/asto…

#AVLARS #EPL #MatchdayGoal
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As nearly all teams have played 18 games, a thread checking in on who is ranked top/bottom of the #EPL for all the key numbers
Shots per match (FBREF)
16.0 City
15.8 LFC
15.6 Villa
14.5 Leeds
13.9 United
...
8.9 Newcastle
8.8 Sheff Utd
8.0 WBA
Shots conceded per match (FBREF)
7.3 City
7.9 LFC
8.9 Brighton
9.7 Chelsea
...
11.6 United (9th)
...
14.5 Leeds, Burnley
15.0 Newcastle
16.5 WBA
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@martynziegler @TheAthleticUK

#disruption
The 'buzz word' in business - Footy is soon to get it's dose

What's this about though?

#Control #Money #power

These 'Elite' club owners will point to #UEFA & #FIFA chequered pasts & say "We'll do it better"

Despite massive numbers in revenues💰💱 Football clubs are so bloated, the top guys feel they need more!

For long term planning, they need control of the rules of competition too.

The huge swathes of capital hoarded by the investment banks/rich are willing to fund this new comp
The #PremierLeague will end up a place for the 'Elite' teams in the new #EuropeanSuperLeague to play their so called reserve squads - Because the rewards on offer merit that.

That said, with the huge revenues they will dominate, those reserve squads will still be the best ⚽️🤯💁
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{#GW8 thread/rant}

Every time I open FPL I'm ready to burst in tears 😢😢 That's my #gw8 team which scored 51 points. I feel sooo so unlucky with apparently everyone else having no less than 80 points.

260k down to 761k overall might not look the end of the world,... x/1
but it is the end of the fun as all my efforts are now in the rubbish bin. Long hours of research, thousands of podcasts listened, millions of data points taken into account and yet - a mediocre result, which ruined my entire weekend 😨

Let see what went wrong x/2
PVA CS wipeout.

This Bamford offside was the gravestone of #VAR, absolute shithousery, but aside of that Leeds didn't deserve a goal in this game. I already hear the "booing" of all Bamford owners, but Leeds had one big chance and 3 shot on target in total at Selhurst Park. x/3
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Line-up #EVEMUN.

> Jordan Pickford beneran main.
> Juan Mata tumben start 👀 ImageImage
Prediksi!
Kita bergabung ke Goodison Park diiringi sirine dan alunan Z Cars.

Dua klub butuh menang, #EFC ingin kembali menjalankan trend luar biasanya musim ini, sedangkan #MUFC mau melupakan segera memori buruk setelah 2 pertandingan terakhir.
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Leeds have been absolute joy to watch. Here is my 4 point analysis of their performance today. #lufc #EPL Image
1) Leeds are fast, organized and highly energetic in their game.
2) Leeds can do quick and effective counter attack which can be seen in their last goal scored by Costa. Quick exchanges between the Meslier, Harrsion and Bamford made the goal. Image
3) Leeds are excellent at high pressing. They are quick to press the players with the ball.
4) Leeds high press leaves many gaps in their structure which can be easily exploited with one right pass. Fulham exploited these gaps in 2nd half.
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THREAD:

How important is a goalkeeper’s ability to prevent shots?

Is it of comparable importance to shot stopping ability?

In this thread I will investigate these questions & outline my ExG prevented model using #Alisson as an example.

#PremierLeague #LFC #GKUnion #EPL
Every action a GK performs can be separated into 3 categories:

Save-> here the GK attempts to block the ball going into the goal

Distribution-> here the GK attempts to play the ball to a teammate

Interception-> here the GK attempts to stop the ball from reaching an opponent
Evaluating GK intercepting from public data is difficult as most stats providers split intercepting actions between recoveries, tackles, interceptions, punches, & claims, & the differences between the categories are unclear & not relevant to interception difficulty/importance.
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Last year, our @OfficialFPL challenge raised ₦1.7 million for IDPs in #Nigeria, and @Globalrightsng have used it to help an IDP Camp in Kaduna. 

A few people have asked me if we'll be going again, and the answer is yes.

The code to join the league this year is kx4c02.
This time, whatever prize money is raised, the winner will decide how to share it among 2 groups - @Globalrightsng (again), and @sesorafrica.

Both groups work with women, both work with IDPs.
The same ground rules apply. I am starting with a donation of ₦150,000.

Donations can be tracked in this online spreadsheet: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…

For the sake of transparency and accountability, all pledges should be redeemed before the start of the #EPL season.
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This #Messi story is massive news for all footy followers ⚽️

Will English fans get the pleasure of seeing the genius grace the #EPL ?
Will #ManCity replace 'El Mago' with 'El Dios'?

As amazing as his on-pitch story is, the background with Barca is juicy to say the least 💸🔁🤯
Recently I read #FootballsSecretTrade (brilliant!) & started watching #Gomorrah (also brilliant)!!
Then started doing a bit of digging into the history of Messi and Barca...

Now, I know the angle I'm looking at this from is heavily influenced by those 📕📽️ BUT wow!

Messy 🦹💸
Barca is an incredible football club #MesQueUnClub & Messi has given us fans some of the most magical moments ever seen on a pitch #MesQueUnJugador BUT the club has a really 'interesting' past which hangs over this current situation.

Let's start with how the club is run...
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#FPL is a game of decisions.

How much time do we spend thinking about the quality of those decisions?

Here's a {thread} taking a look at some of the factors at play.

#FPLCommunity #FantasyPL #SkyFF #PremierLeague #epl

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Identifying the problem

This might be under-performing players, fixture swings, inflexible team structure or a host of other common issues. The first question is likely to be 'Is this actually a problem at all?' It's often the case in FPL (& fantasy games generally)...

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...that we don't have enough data to be sure. Simply put, the sample size is too small to draw conclusions. We often feel like we have to make moves to keep up with the pack. Classic FOMO. As a result we end up over-managing our teams & wasting transfers.

3/24
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5 (UN)CONVENTIONAL TIPS TO KICKSTART #FPL SEASON 2019/20 - thread

Just what nobody asked for, another thread on tips before the start of the season, huh? Well, take it less as a tips post and more as a I-need-to-remind-myself-where-I-usually-f***-up kind of post. 😜 (Post #1)
For the next 5 days, I will be posting one tip every day that helps me steer away from trouble (for the most part). I have these 5 on repeat. Otherwise, the season will end up in tears before it even starts. So, here it goes - tip #1. (Post #2)
TIP #1

START STRONG.

I know, what a stupid thing to say, right? But hear me out. It's so hard to claw your way back after a poor start to the season, isn't it? We've all been there - thinking we are smarter than everyone else & trying to outsmart everyone. (1/3)
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Yesterday we once again witnessed another tactical masterclass by Ole. He really had a solid game plan which arsenal couldn’t respond to. #MUFC.
The first real tactical switch he made was deploying Lingard as a false 9 and Lukaku on the right-wing. Lingard was quite brilliant in that role and Lukaku was even better on the wing as he played to exquisite passes for the first-goals. #MUFC
Another thing Solskjaer did yesterday was to always leave his three attackers up the field. Yesterday #MUFC gave a clear case study of how to use the counter-attack. It was reminiscent of the times we’ve gone to the Emirates (09-10) and destroyed with the same game plan.
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Season so far pressing thread
1) West Ham PAPA chart
A very intense half to start the season with a lot of high pressing and group pressing Image
2) Palace PAPA chart
First 15 was one of the most intense periods we've seen under Klopp. LFC 61% possession, 51 presses, Palace 87 passes Image
Press directions. Both games saw much less activity on the LFC left. Image
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One cunning item not mentioned by the #EPL in changing the distibution of overseas TV rights is the impact on lower league clubs. Previously they've had a % of the equal share but not the merit share of PL TV income. Under proposals some overseas TV income becomes merit (1/2)
This means any increase in overseas rights will result in clubs in Championship, League 1 and League 2 getting nothing and it is all kept by the PL clubs. For a club such as Accrington in L1 a £1bn annual increase in overseas would have meant an extra £473k a year. now it is FA
So when John Henry talks about being unhappy at Liverpool 'subsidising' other clubs, he means that all 20 PL clubs want share a £1,000,000,000 pa increase so likes of Preston, Stanley, Morecambe etc. do not receive anything. After all, £473,000 out of a billion is a lot isn't it?
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#NUFC loss of £90.9m confirmed before gains on player sales for Sissoko, Wijnaldum etc reduced that by £42.2m
Cash flows from player trading (as some deals on credit) show net cash cost of £11.1m in 2016/17 for 2016/17. Net borrowings from Mike Ashley/MASH Holdings £15m
#NUFC matchday income down 10% despite higher attendances & more matches in #Championship due to lower ticket prices & prawn sandwich sales. Commercial income halved due to loss of #EPL central commercial deals & TV down 35%
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