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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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📍🇦🇷 Emiliano Buendia

📝El fichaje más caro en la historia del Aston Villa ¿Quién es? ¿Cómo juega? ¿Cuáles son sus características?

📌Todo eso y mucho más en este hilo: Image
Primero, las estadísticas del argentino en la Efl Championship pasada con el Norwich: Image
🔎¿De que juega? Es mediocampista derecho ofensivo. Usualmente, arranca por derecha y tiende a tirarse al medio. La temporada pasada el Norwich jugó con un 4-2-3-1 y en la línea de tres volantes intercambió mucho entre la derecha y el medio. ImageImageImageImage
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¡Buenos días, #CasiFichados!
Estamos listos para compartir con ustedes toda la actualidad en el 🧵 más deportivo de #Twitter.
📰🗞️¡Son las #CNFNews!🗞️📰
1⃣⚾️ Ya son 6 los no-hit-no-run lanzados en esta joven temporada. El sexto fue obra del pitcher de los @Yankees, Corey Kluber, liderando una blanqueada 2-0 ante los @Rangers.
⚾️ En su ruta para el no-no, Kluber ponchó a 9 y lanzó 71 de 101 lanzamientos para strikes en su novena apertura de la campaña.
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¡Llegó el momento de ponerte al día con toda la actualidad deportiva!

Así que siéntate cómodo y mientras tomas algo para comenzar la mañana con toda la buena energía, no te puedes perder de...

¡LAS #CNFNews!
1️⃣⚽ La Juventus de Turín pudo salvar su desastrosa temporada al conquistar por decimocuarta vez la #CoppaItalia, tras vencer al Atalanta, dos goles por uno.
⚽ Con la presencia de más de 4000 fanáticos, los dirigidos por Andrea Pirlo pudieron levantar su segundo título, tras la obtención de la #SuperCoppaItaliana el mes de Enero.
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What a save from #DeGea

Unbelievably calm GKing in a crucial moment

It may look like a simple save but that’s all because of his exemplary decision to use the wait & react 1v1 strategy as the 1v1 was from long range!

Not many GKs could make such a good decision

#MUFC #MUNFUL
The striker was ~16 yrds from the centre of goal & at a pretty wide angle (hard to see from the photo) so #DeGea’s decision to stay deep made the finish very difficult as he didn’t rush out & gift a simple dink/rounded finish
The great thing about #DeGea’s positioning here is that if the striker takes a touch rather than shooting he’s far enough off his line & prepared & ready to engage then, only once he knows the striker is so close to goal that he can no longer trust his reactions to make the save!
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Yesterday was another crazy day for #Football & specifically in this case, for #Derby #dcfcfans

#EFL ruling on their accounting practices

Threat of sanctions - What will that mean?

#RichardKeough ruling - They have to pay him £2.3m (bonkers episode)🤯

bbc.co.uk/sport/football…
Then add in the farce of the #takeover process

A 29 year old front-man masquerading as an Instagram Billionaire (complete with macho boxing backstory & links to Indonesian investors & looted billions) #Suharto

👏 @secondtierpod ⤵️

#DCFC #FitAndProper

I'm equally fascinated & frustrated by rogue investors in #EnglishFootball

I've read widely and spoken to people with genuine knowledge of the machinations of global finance💸

What puzzles me today is, how/why did #MelMorris get himself in this hole?😏
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I’ve always thought the discourse surrounding #Pickford is odd

Twitter would make you think he is the worst GK to ever play in the #PremierLeague which isn’t true, he’s an avg #PL shotstopper!

Yes he had a bad 2020 but his recent good form is starting to make up for that

#EFC
Pickford’s #PremierLeague Save% for #Everton = 68.9

Expected Save% for an avg #PL GK who faced the same shots as #Pickford in that time = 69.0

I understand why people think that #England’s #1 should be better than a middle of the road PL GK but the abuse he gets is just crazy!
Also regarding the #England #1 shirt, the main reason he has it is because currently #Southgate believes that being an average shotstopper is outweighed by the fact he is a level above any other English GK when it comes to distributing the ball, especially when under pressure!
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#PremierLeague Shotstopping Performance Graphic:

#Ederson #Areola #Martinez & #Sanchez have been class 🔥

#Henderson has outperformed #DeGea when it comes to shotstopping 🔄

Despite criticism #Ramsdale #Pickford & #Guaita have performed at a roughly average top flight level 👀
Explanation of ExSaves:

ExSaves are calculated by looking at every shot a GK faces & using the shots distance, angle, trajectory, final location, the number of defenders in the way + other things & using historical data to find the probability that an avg PL GK makes the save...
...Therefore as a rough example a shot from 40yrds at a tight angle that goes down the middle of goal with all the teams defenders behind the ball may have an ExSave of 99% whereas a central 1v1 from 10yrds fired into the bottom corner may have an ExSave of 10%.
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👔 Diego MILITO
DT @RacingClub
📅 ESTRENO DE HILO/STREAMS:
5 / MAYO / 2021

#AguanteRacing #VamosAcadé
@Carrereadores #XboxSeriesS
🇦🇷 HOY comienza el #AguanteRacing

📌 Super HILO con resultados de La Acadé y también transmisión en #Twitch : debes estar al pendiente de ambos 🤭

🎮 Ultimate c/sliders de @HistModoCarrera

🔠 Grupos, casi actualizados, de la actual @Libertadores

📽 m.twitch.tv/modocarrerajr1… ImageImageImage
Gracias a @Pao_FIFA21 y @FIFAindexyt hemos podido incluir a JJ CÁCERES quien tiene buen presente y más futuro en El Cilindro.

Tú no, @EASPORTSFutbol. Image
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Florentino Pérez le dice a @elchiringuitotv "Nadie ha dicho que es una liga cerrada, los cinco que se suman cada temporada lo harán por méritos deportivos"
Florentino Pérez le dice a @elchiringuitotv "Que jueguen los grandes entre sí es lo que demanda la gente. Tenemos aficionados en China y Sudamérica. Son los partidos que el público pide"
Florentino Pérez le dice a @elchiringuitotv "Hemos dicho que hablaremos con #FIFA y #UEFA por ejemplo cómo entran los cinco por méritos deportivos puede salir de esas charlas"
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Ungeordnetes zur #SuperLeague: Natürlich handelt es sich um einen unfassbaren Power Grab mitten i.d. Pandemie. Natürlich hat Gary Neville Recht. Natürlich sollte man moralisch empört sein. Aber: Das bestehende System ist leider (fast) genauso broken. 1/12
Wozu all die Empörung, wenn eine #ChampionsLeague-Reform defacto schon fast dasselbe vorsieht, nämlich ein Antrittsrecht für Clubs, die sportlich nicht qualifiziert sind? Was bringt eine #Bundesliga, die einfach immer von Bayern München gewonnen wird? 2/12
Es gibt auf Landesebene nur auf Verbandspapier einen sportlichen Wettbewerb, aber nicht i.d. Realität. Geld schießt keine Tore, ist der hohlste, ideologischste Spruch ever. Doch, das tut es, any given day. Entweder Du bist Bayern oder jemand mit annähernd ähnlichem Geld. 3/12
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👨🏼‍💻 Zhruba 5-6 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿klubů, 3 🇪🇸 a 3 🇮🇹 mají dnes večer oznámit vytvoření vlastní superligy. Tedy několik hodin před představením nového formátu Ligy mistrů. #UEFA už krizově jedná. Informaci přinesl @LatourBertrand z L’Equipe.
Kluby, které podle RMC souhlasily s utvořením evropské superligy:

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, ManCity, ManUtd, Tottenham

🇪🇸 Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atlético

🇮🇹 Inter Milán, Juventus, AC Milán
Vedení avizované superligy podle @MailSport:

Prezident: Florentino Perez (Real Madrid)
Viceprezident: Stan Kroenke (Arsenal)
Viceprezident: Andrea Agnelli (Juventus)
Viceprezident: John W. Henry (Liverpool)
Viceprezident: Joel Glazer (Manchester United)
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THREAD:

#Henderson’s shot prevention has been class in his first 8 #PremierLeague games & its played a big part in #ManchesterUnited’s success!

He is preventing 3.07 chances occurring per game corresponding to ~0.44 ExG per game!

That’s double #DeGea’s ExG prevented per game!
Here I will compare #Henderson’s cross claiming & sweeping (the two branches of shot prevention) so far this year to #DeGea’s & discuss how this has affected #ManchesterUnited’s defence.

I will use my shot prevention model as sadly mainstream models miss many important actions!
Sweeping:

#Henderson’s sweeping has been highlighted after his tidy display vs #THFC & it wasn’t a one off!

So far this year for #ManchesterUnited he has prevented 11 opposition chances occurring by sweeping which corresponds to preventing 0.15 ExG/90 (#PL avg is 0.10 ExG/90)
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For me #Martinez has been the #PremierLeague GK of the year

He’s shown class shot stopping, shot preventing & distributing skills & been excellent in 1v1 situations!

#Martinez has saved 11 1v1s this year & my model predicts an avg PL GK would‘ve only managed to save ~8 of them!
I don’t think it is unsustainable form either, especially when talking about 1v1s, because my model shows his excellent decision making is regularly making the saves easier for him!

His Post Decision Ex1v1 Saves is 1.42 saves higher than his Pre Decision Ex1v1 Saves!

#AVFC
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Ah #Alisson won’t want to see this again!

There’s 2 mistakes here:

1. Positioning: he’s 6yrd out for a central 15yrd shot thus he cuts his reaction time greatly without reducing the effective goal area a lot.

2. Technique: he goes with his hand rather than his foot!

#LIVAVL
Research has shown the optimum GK position for none 1v1 long range shots is roughly 1.5-2yrd off the line

Once a GK starts positioning themselves further out than this the reduced goal area they have to cover doesn’t outweigh the loss of reaction time hence goals like this occur
In this situation though #Watkins’ finish is actually a poor one as he smashes it down the centre, so #Alisson could’ve got away with his poor positioning but he compounded his first mistake by going with his hand rather than his foot!

#PremierLeague #LIVAVL
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#Ederson’s biggest weakness costs #ManchesterCity again!

His habit of rushing out & engaging during long range 1v1s consistently costs goals!

He needs to back pedal into his 6yrd box & force a proper finish

By rushing here he allows a central sidefoot (the easiest finish) in!
My 1v1 model shows that in this situation if a GK back pedals into their 6yrd box they will save this 1v1 91% of the time!

Whereas if they engage & spread as #Ederson did here they will only make the save 48% of the time!

His decision making made a simple save into a hard one!
Also in this situation it should be noted that #Dallas cannot dribble closer to goal due to the immense defensive pressure on him however even if he could dribble closer #Ederson should still wait & lure him in as engaging 1v1s gets more successful the closer the CF is to goal!
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#LaLiga 🆚 #PremierLeague, ¿cuál va ganando en el partido contra el coronavirus?

🔎 @oscarlopecanweb analiza cómo ha sido el impacto económico ocasionado por la pandemia en dos de las mejores ligas del mundo

Tira del HILO 👇

rtve.es/deportes/20210…
@oscarlopecanweb 💸 En #LaLiga, los efectos de la crisis se aprecian si analizamos a dos gigantes como Real Madrid y Barça:

🔹R. Madrid: no ha vuelto a presentar un fichaje de renombrón desde Hazard

🔸El Barça acumula una deuda que ya supera los 1.000 millones

📰 rtve.es/deportes/20210…
@oscarlopecanweb 📺 Los derechos televisivos han sido uno de los principales sustentos de los clubes en los últimos años

📈 La #PremierLeague le gana la partida a #LaLiga desde que en 2015 la liga inglesa firmara el "contrato del siglo", desbancando a la española

🔗 rtve.es/deportes/20210…
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#Henderson’s cross claiming has been exceptional in his first 5 #PremierLeague appearances

#Henderson boasts a 100% claim success rate while being twice as active the average #PL GK!

His claiming is preventing #ManchesterUnited conceding chances worth ~0.4 ExG per game!

#MUFC
For comparison, #DeGea cross claiming numbers this year are:

Chances Prevented = 0.81
(Only 41% of DH)

ExG Prevented = 0.15
(Only 35% of DH)

Average Claim Distance = 4.5yrd (Only 78% of DH)

Claim Success = 95%
(95% of DH)

Catch Fraction = 58%
(104% of DH)

#ManchesterUnited
For more information on the metrics I quote in the graphics above please see this thread, it explains how I calculate which cross claims prevent chances & which don’t & how I assign ExG values to each claim & why it’s important to look deeper than “total high balls claimed”!
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Surely @OptaJoe have to change this definition?

How can you classify a cross-shot as not a shot on target if it’s stopped by the GK but as a shot on target if it goes in!

Surely this definition screws up their ExG model? It’s artificially removing nongoal shots?!

#FPLCommunity Image
Surely any ball with a trajectory such that it would be a goal without a GKs intervention must be a shot on target & a save or at least a save & a “cross on target” if for some reason you want to make two separate categories to distinguish the two.

#PremierLeague #FPL
I didn’t realise Opta had such an odd definition until #MartinezGate

I understand potentially why you wouldn’t want to call it a “shot” but it has to be consistent

I.e

if saved = save
if goal = cross on target

You cant have them be shots on target if goals but not if saves!
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