• Featured, Free, Goal Involvement

    Posted on February 24th, 2014

    Written by Beez

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    Goal Involvement 2013/14

    Goal Involvement 2013/14

    By Andrew Beasley (Twitter). Statistics are for Premier League games only, and are correct up to and including Fulham away. Liverpool have been scoring goals for fun in 2013/14. Their record of 2.54 goals per league game is more than the club have managed in every single one of their previous ninety-eight full seasons in [...]

  • Featured, Goal Involvement, In-Depth Analysis, Part Subscriber

    Posted on February 24th, 2014

    Written by Daniel Rhodes

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    Liverpool’s Defending: The First Ten Games

    Liverpool’s Defending: The First Ten Games

    By Daniel Rhodes. Liverpool’s defence: a shambles. An error-strewn cabal, plotting against the undoubted success of the attacking firebrands. Rodgers’ men can blow away the opposition with ruthless efficiency, silky skills, through-ball precision and goal after goal after wonderful goal. The defence, on the other hand, are a rag-tag bunch of mediocre players, with no [...]

  • Goal Involvement, Statistical Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on June 27th, 2011

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    Liverpool’s Goal Involvement 2010/11

    Liverpool’s Goal Involvement 2010/11

    In 2008/09, having found myself frustrated with the lack of information relating to how goals are scored – and specifically, who contributed to the creation beyond the final two touches – I came up with the concept of Goal Involvement, which looked beyond the simple assist; going back to the point in a move when [...]

  • Featured, Goal Involvement, Statistical Analysis, Subscribers Only

    Posted on May 20th, 2010

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    Goal Involvement 2009/10 – Full Results

    Goal Involvement 2009/10 – Full Results

    Goal Involvement is the method I devised to rate and rank contribution to goals that go beyond the final finish and the standard assist. I’ve been using it for a couple of seasons now, and this is the full set of results from the past campaign.

  • Goal Involvement, Subscribers Only

    Posted on March 3rd, 2010

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    Goal Involvement – August to March

    Goal Involvement – August to March

    For the last two seasons I have been monitoring ‘Goal Involvement’, which looks at who played a part in the creation and scoring of a goal (going beyond the assist and goalscorer). It’s a handy way of seeing which players contribute in less obvious ways (such as winning the ball that leads to a goal), and seeing which areas of the pitch are the most fruitful.

  • Free, Goal Involvement

    Posted on October 28th, 2009

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    David N’Gog – Goal Machine?

    David N’Gog – Goal Machine?

    This is a quick update on a previous article which originally appeared on my old blog. Since Sunday I’ve been asked by a lot of people what David N’Gog’s goal record is for Liverpool, based on minutes on the pitch. Last season, excluding the Carling Cup, he played 452 minutes. In that time he scored [...]

  • Free, Goal Involvement

    Posted on September 30th, 2009

    Written by Paul Tomkins

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    Goal Involvement – September 2009

    Goal Involvement – September 2009

    It might have been asking for too much for the Reds to break a second goalscoring Champions League record within a couple of years: the first, beating Besiktas 8-0, and the second would have been 22 consecutive scoring games. For a ‘boring, cautious, negative’ side, that would have made pundits’ heads explode. It also brings [...]