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Assists for 2013/14


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Football should adopt the ice hockey method. Assists to the two previous touches. A midfielder can split a defence open with a great pass. The recipient makes an easy pass over to the scorer for a tap in and he gets the assist, while the player who really created it gets nothing.

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Maybe we could use this thread to count assists and contributions to goals. Contributions being passes, runs or whatever that the goal couldn't have happened without.

 

Penalty save was as much responsible for two of the three points - would be interested to see key contributions like that at the end of the season too.

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Penalty save was as much responsible for two of the three points - would be interested to see key contributions like that at the end of the season too.

 

agree but this (for me anyway) was meant to be some blunt measure of creativity

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Ha ! No f***** on here has ANY right playing the 'nerd' card at anyone else. The whole act of even being on this forum is nerdy and shameful. Think about it, and then deal with it.

 

(nerdy smiley face)

 

Typical response by a nerd

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For some reason I've had it stuck in my head that it was Rex who stepped over the ball. Still, and this is unrelated to this thread, crediting a square ball and a dummy as an assist before a great individual goal is a nice way of highlighting how arbitrary the use of assists to highlight how good a player is/isn't can be.

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Aston Villa 0 Liverpool 1

Sturridge (Enrique, Coutinho)

 

Aspas 1

Enrique 1

Coutinho 1

 

I'd say that goal was Sturridge's and Enrique and Coutinho played key parts in it. Sturridge took a few touches and went past two players so a straight assist seems....wrong.

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it couldn't have been more of an assist. He passed it to a guy who then scored

 

That's Enrique's assist. Pure and simple. Can't have double assists. The assist stat needs to be as close to a non subjective factual event as a goal itself is. The only way to get that is to call an assist 'the last touch by a team mate prior to the goalscorers touches'. You've then got to accept that we're not rating quality of assist , just quantity. As with goal scoring stats.

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That's Enrique's assist. Pure and simple. Can't have double assists. The assist stat needs to be as close to a non subjective factual event as a goal itself is. The only way to get that is to call an assist 'the last touch by a team mate prior to the goalscorers touches'. You've then got to accept that we're not rating quality of assist , just quantity. As with goal scoring stats.

 

Yeah, agree with this

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it couldn't have been more of an assist. He passed it to a guy who then scored

 

Maybe give Hector Enrique the assist for the Maradona goal in 1986.

 

They were in their own half, and Maradona took it past twelvety players, but he did pass it to the guy who scored.

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Well I tried to take on what people have said and gave Coutinho an assist as well.

However, you can't please all of the people all of the time. It is subjective.

I've decided to go back with Rob's 'scientific' definition.

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