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Looks like we're gonna have to beat United 10-0.

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Amazing Schmeichel stat today.  
Kasper has now saved more penalties at Old Trafford than his Dad, Peter.

Makes you wonder though - just what is the ration between away team penalties and home team penalties at OT?  

 

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Since 1912, 237 home penalties and 98 away penalties have been awarded at Old Trafford. For the first few years it is 0-2 per season. By the 50s, 3 or so but by the 70s we see 5 or 6. On the away side it never really gets beyond 2-3. The low numbers reflects a change in the way the game is played. It's probably best to limit comparison to the premier league era.

Since 1992, 91 home pens and 26 away pens were awarded at Old Trafford.The difference may be because more of each game is spent in the away end (on average) or it might be that refs are well disposed to home sides (I.e. homers), some other factors or a combination. This bias towards home penalties is reflected in other clubs as well. Across all teams, since the start of the premier league, 1216 penalties have been awarded to the home side and 723 to the away side. So, that's an average of 2.432 home pens and 1.446 away pens per season. However, for ManU, its 3.64 home and 1.04 away. In other words, at OT, ManU get more home pens and fewer away pens than the average.

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Missed other factors

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Well. Man U starting incredibly strong. With Matic secured they've almost got half a new player in Pogba. Lukaku a striker that will get you goals against the teams outside of top six that United had a hard time breaking down last season. 

I was always a bit sceptical towards the Lindelöf signing and he's now placed in the stands. But with Matic and Lukaku they have two new additions to the starting XI that makes them both different as well as stronger. If they manage to add an additional winger/AM of high quality to the re-signing of Zlatan they've got the second best squad in the league with some distance. 

GK: de Gea, Romero, Pereira

DF: Bailly, Jones, Smalling, Lindelöf, Valencia, Rojo, Blind, Shaw, Darmian

CM: Pogba, Matic, Carrick, Herrera, Fellaini

AM: Mata, Mkhitaryan, Martial, Rashford, Lingard

S: Lukaku, Zlatan

Add a quality AM to that and give it to Jose Mourinho. 

Very worried. 

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42 minutes ago, Sleeping Dave said:

Well. Man U starting incredibly strong. With Matic secured they've almost got half a new player in Pogba. Lukaku a striker that will get you goals against the teams outside of top six that United had a hard time breaking down last season. 

I was always a bit sceptical towards the Lindelöf signing and he's now placed in the stands. But with Matic and Lukaku they have two new additions to the starting XI that makes them both different as well as stronger. If they manage to add an additional winger/AM of high quality to the re-signing of Zlatan they've got the second best squad in the league with some distance. 

GK: de Gea, Romero, Pereira

DF: Bailly, Jones, Smalling, Lindelöf, Valencia, Rojo, Blind, Shaw, Darmian

CM: Pogba, Matic, Carrick, Herrera, Fellaini

AM: Mata, Mkhitaryan, Martial, Rashford, Lingard

S: Lukaku, Zlatan

Add a quality AM to that and give it to Jose Mourinho. 

Very worried. 

I think our board should be given some sort of recognition for massive contribution towards the resurgence of Manchester United , we've handed them Mourinho , sold them our two time player of the year Mata who is forever digging them out and now the last piece of their jigsaw in Matic who's presence gets the best out of their 90 m flop.

If they'd recruited that well for Conte we'd be over the moon.

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1 hour ago, Sciatika said:

Since 1912, 237 home penalties and 98 away penalties have been awarded at Old Trafford........

Excellent stuff.  Thanks.  Who needs google anymore!

 

 

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Arsene Wenger is a joke. 

He's got a squad of nearly 30 players yet Monreal, Holding and Welbeck are starting for them. All three have shown nearly disastrous performances so far. Ox not looking very good either... 

Liverpool can do as they please. 

Arsenal will have a stinker of a season I reckon. 

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8 minutes ago, Sleeping Dave said:

Arsene Wenger is a joke. 

He's got a squad of nearly 30 players yet Monreal, Holding and Welbeck are starting for them. All three have shown nearly disastrous performances so far. Ox not looking very good either... 

Liverpool can do as they please. 

Arsenal will have a stinker of a season I reckon. 

Yep . They should have thrown him out last year when they had the chance . He's utterly clueless , last week he negated the influence of Lacazette by playing him with Welbeck who just got in his way and now he's dropped him.

He's an absolute clown.

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20 hours ago, Sleeping Dave said:

Arsene Wenger is a joke. 

He's got a squad of nearly 30 players yet Monreal, Holding and Welbeck are starting for them. All three have shown nearly disastrous performances so far. Ox not looking very good either... 

Liverpool can do as they please. 

Arsenal will have a stinker of a season I reckon. 

 

19 hours ago, Mark Kelly said:

Yep . They should have thrown him out last year when they had the chance . He's utterly clueless , last week he negated the influence of Lacazette by playing him with Welbeck who just got in his way and now he's dropped him.

He's an absolute clown.

I have always liked Arsene Wenger and feel for him during another difficult patch. He is clearly making very bad decisions at present though and has been for a while now.

The bit that annoys me with this is, we constantly hear from pundits and managers/ex managers about the need for stability at football clubs. Well , surely this is an example of far too much stability at one club. His first 10-15 years at the club were very good, he changed a lot of things in English football and could rightly be held up as a pioneer.

But this is an example of what happens when someone is afforded far too much power. He is effectively coach, manager, director of football, CFO all rolled into one. When someone has this much power and influence and is making great decisions , all is good. When they are making numerous poor decisions through a mixture of pressure, stubborness with little consequence for your actions, then this is what happens.

He has been great for Arsenal, but it's clear he has gone on there for at least 3/4 seasons too long now. It's a shame for him as he is ruining his reputation and legacy as a great manager at the club.

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1 hour ago, Zoowraa said:

But this is an example of what happens when someone is afforded far too much power. He is effectively coach, manager, director of football, CFO all rolled into one. When someone has this much power and influence and is making great decisions , all is good. When they are making numerous poor decisions through a mixture of pressure, stubborness with little consequence for your actions, then this is what happens.

Arsenal compared to Chelsea

Super manager  vs coach and directors

Too many ordinary players  vs Galacticos plus no back up

 

Interesting

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