Thursday, January 3, 2013

Hater-ade... now in purple flavor!

Yes, go check out NSC pal Brian Sciaretta's article on Anderlecht midfielder Sacha Kljestan, But I'd most urgently like to draw your attention to this passage, which covers the precise thing I intended to research for eons and kept forgetting to do.

Renders' analysis shows that in Anderlecht’s last 108 games (for a total of 324 possible points), the club has won 72.8% of all possible points with Kljestan on the field. In the 22 games where Kljestan did not play, the club accumulated just 42.4% of the points (28 out of 66).


Any other questions, those who will not believe he's actually become this good?



- Greg Seltzer

21 comments:

Jay Eychaner said...

Can we ooh and aah at Will's new column on ASN, as well?

Greg Seltzer said...

I'm assuming he will post it.

RobUsry said...

I'm a hater. I'll admit it. He doesn't impress me. I'm happy he's doing well at the club level. But I don't want to see him getting any meaningful USMNT minutes.

Alex Larsen said...

I'll support Kljestan all day, every day. Why? Cuz his wife was in Entourage, that's why. Can someone explain offsides to me?

dikranovich said...

alex, the main thing to understand, is that you cant be offsides directly from a corner, and there has to be a defender plus the keeper between the goal and the offensive player recieving the pass, when the pass is made.

an offensive player even with the last defender is considered to be onsides, and it did not used to be like that.

Jay Eychaner said...

I love a good sarcasm fail. Well done, dik.

dikranovich said...

jay, you got some serious anger issues buddy. ill let it slide though, because i know you cant help yourself.

Jay Eychaner said...

Me? I'm not angry. I'm laughing!

dikranovich said...

good!

Mike said...

ANy rumors if Omar is leaving? Seems weird that I have not read anything about him...

dikranovich said...

mike, nuremberg are probably trying to work a deal for omar, and since he was injured on their pitch, they might be looking to get the product for a little below market value. (sarcasm?)

but you know when things are quiet, thats when something is going on.

Alex Larsen said...

Why did I have a sneaking suspicion that it would be dik who replied to my joke.

dikranovich said...

ahhh, that was an episode where vince was betting big on soccer games, is that it? whatever, it flew by me, as everyone suspected.

Alex Larsen said...

No she was in a couple episodes as a driver for Turtle's driving service.

dikranovich said...

so whats up with the comments about the offsides? i was thinking maybe that was some dialogue from the show where vince goes to watch, what i think might be a brasil game. whose house is he at on that show? for bonus points.

Alex Larsen said...

I said the offside line because I figured the previous comment about supporting a player cuz of this attractive wife made me seem a bit superficial (Dennis Hopper)

Alex Larsen said...

Maybe superficial is the wrong word, as Michael Scott would say: vapid.

dikranovich said...

it was a decent show, not HBO's best obviously, but not bad. i was watching gross point blank the other day, early ari.

Greg Seltzer said...

Grosse Pointe Blank is one of my favorite movies of all time. Easy top 10, if not top 5. It's perfect.

dikranovich said...

i new that spelling wasnt right.

greg, everyone knows you are a sucker for a good score.

Matt said...

Two Dempsey goals today...