Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Running DeNumbers

Seriously, I can do this with post titles forever. But here is that stat-based analysis bit on DeAndre Yedlin's Sunderland debut, as promised. For this one, I leaned far more heavily on my custom stat categories than on the typical WhoScored variety.



- Greg Seltzer

12 comments:

dikranovich said...

The advocaat quote was not he did really well, the quote was, "he did really well for his first game". I think his qualifier is a very important part of the quote. Leaving it out, changes what the coach was really saying.

Someone who reads the article, but did not see the game, they are misled.

Greg Seltzer said...

No clue what you are on about, sorry.

dikranovich said...

That's probably because you're to busy stuffing your face with jelly donuts.

Greg Seltzer said...

There are no good donut shops here, and I would certainly not choose jelly. In any event, I did not post any article with an abbreviated form of that quote. So yeah, I have no clue what you are talking about.

dikranovich said...

The header for the American exports article on MLS.com reads yedlin did really well, says sunderlands advocaat, but that is not the advocaat quote, not all of it anyway. So it is out of context. Completely!!!

Greg Seltzer said...

Ah.

1 - The article contains the full quote you mentioned, so I am not sure why you said it did not above.

2 - I do not write the headlines.

Moving on...

brian said...

the only thing gregs stuffing his face with is big fat long johns, oozing with custard.

Greg Seltzer said...

Dude... do I really look like I sit around eating donuts? Your effort embarrasses me.

Greg Seltzer said...

Oh... and long johns are not filled. Seriously, give it up now.

Dany Tzvi said...

Inaccurate ad hominim attacks

Buffoonery

12 year olds go home

dikranovich said...

Greg, who came up with the headline is irrelevant. The fact that the headline is misleading and does not describe the coaches true sentiment is the real issue.

It was resolved yesterday when Sunderland played Man united and DY was planted firmly on the bench. Heck, advocaat had a third substitution at his disposal and did not use it on the player who "played really well" in the previous game. Yedlin is going to get some good time at Sunderland, because billy jones is injury prone, and DY is good enough to warrant time, but sometimes it just feels a little manufactured.

Dany, I think the 12 year olds can stay as long as they like, and there is not a darn thing you can do about it, except whine like a little girl, and try and act like you are smarter than you really are.

Zevi Altus said...

please attack people personally more often