Date: 19th August 2008 at 5:28pm
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WTBM…’s new series of articles will see writers looking at just one player in particular.

The Ipswich game saw me (Barnsey) cast a beady eye on Graham Alexander. I cannot say whether this was done from the Cricket Field Roof, as my parachute got in the way.

Passes completed :34 (85%)
Passes astray :6 (15%)

Headers won :0 (0%)
Headers lost :3 (50%)
Headers equal :3 (50%)

Tackles won :5 (83%)
Tackles lost :1 (17%)

Throw-ins completed :3 (100%)
Throw-ins astray :0 (0%)

Free-kicks completed :2 (50%)
Free-kicks astray :2 (50%)

Fouls committed :0
Fouls won :1

Overlapped winger :0

Graham actually had quite a good game, in my opinion, and I am not usually a fan.

He did his defending quite well, but was unlucky to probably guide the second goal home whilst trying to tackle Kevin Lisbie, but will probably let the Ipswich striker claim the goal. Could have – along with his defensive colleagues – dealt with the goal situations better.

This system does not seem to encourage full-backs to overlap their winger. This may not be a bad thing for Alexander, who seems to lack pace these days. I wish he could recapture the form that he showed in those seasons at Preston, I really do.

Mark out of ten: 6 (average)

Next match: Crystal Palace
Next player: TBA

 

2 Replies to “Player Focus”

  • Well if all our players scored as high in everything like Alex, then we would not have a problem. It would be good to get these kind of stats for all players, but would obviously need 11 people to do it or computer systems like they use at the top level. Maybe if you can get enough people interested to do this, it could be done for a game or two. Perhaps just ask for volunteers to watch a certain player for a certain match! Just a thought, but maybe pushing your new idea too fast 🙂 Sounds like Alex had a good game although probably many fans would not agree.

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