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Last season Leeds and West Brom scored 77 each, brentford 80 and another 8 teams scored over 60

we managed 62

this season......with 7 games to go....

top of the table Norwich have 56, Brentford have bagged 66, 

We’ve scored 29

 

in the premier league Man City scored 102 goals last, 66 this year with 7 to play

liverpool 85 last season, 51 so far this season.

 

whats going on?

boring tactics, lack of fans, VAR, taking the knee, too many cheese puns?

 

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, RamNut said:

Last season Leeds and West Brom scored 77 each, brentford 80 and another 8 teams scored over 60

we managed 62

this season......with 7 games to go....

top of the table Norwich have 56, Brentford have bagged 66, 

We’ve scored 29

 

in the premier league Man City scored 102 goals last, 66 this year with 7 to play

liverpool 85 last season, 51 so far this season.

 

whats going on?

boring tactics, lack of fans, VAR, taking the knee, too many cheese puns?

 

 

 

 

Can't speak for other clubs, but our South Stand hasn't sucked one in for over 12 months now!  No wonder we're close to going down!   😲  

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8 minutes ago, RamNut said:

Last season Leeds and West Brom scored 77 each, brentford 80 and another 8 teams scored over 60

we managed 62

this season......with 7 games to go....

top of the table Norwich have 56, Brentford have bagged 66, 

We’ve scored 29

 

in the premier league Man City scored 102 goals last, 66 this year with 7 to play

liverpool 85 last season, 51 so far this season.

 

whats going on?

boring tactics, lack of fans, VAR, taking the knee, too many cheese puns?

 

 

 

 

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Too much of this chuckle brother football maybe? To me, to you.

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Despite this we seem in the PL at least to have seen an increased number of games with ridiculous scorelines so you'd probably have assumed there had been more goals all round, not fewer.

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I had a look at the Goals per Season for Championship seasons on this website here:
https://www.worldfootball.net/stats/eng-championship/1/

That list puts this season's Goals per Game at 119th out of 119 Second Division seasons. Unless you hate goals, this is officially the most boring Second Division season since it started in 1892.

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1 hour ago, Coconut said:

Despite this we seem in the PL at least to have seen an increased number of games with ridiculous scorelines so you'd probably have assumed there had been more goals all round, not fewer.

A lot of the PL billed “big games” have been low scoring borefests, but yeah given some of the crazy scorelines I thought it’d have been more. 

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1 hour ago, RamNut said:

Last season Leeds and West Brom scored 77 each, brentford 80 and another 8 teams scored over 60

we managed 62

this season......with 7 games to go....

top of the table Norwich have 56, Brentford have bagged 66, 

We’ve scored 29

 

in the premier league Man City scored 102 goals last, 66 this year with 7 to play

liverpool 85 last season, 51 so far this season.

 

whats going on?

boring tactics, lack of fans, VAR, taking the knee, too many cheese puns?

 

 

 

 

Pressing. 

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Look - no ironing or pressing puns ok

This is a football thread

 

it’s about the de-creasing number of goals

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4 hours ago, JfR said:

I had a look at the Goals per Season for Championship seasons on this website here:
https://www.worldfootball.net/stats/eng-championship/1/

That list puts this season's Goals per Game at 119th out of 119 Second Division seasons. Unless you hate goals, this is officially the most boring Second Division season since it started in 1892.

Maybe it's just us, but it seems like there are a lot less comebacks this season, which would mean less goals.

Crowds play a big part in comebacks I think, spurring the team on and creating pressure on the team in the lead.

Many of our wins have been holding onto narrow leads without much danger, likewise going behind and not getting back into games.

Perhaps when a team takes the lead through a mixture of better tactics and higher performance level, it's harder to turn that around without the crowd factor? Or perhaps it's just us!

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It has to be a combination of things.

1. Two seasons so close together causing fixture congestion and a lack of summer break. Players are more tired, maybe causing managers to set up defensively? 
 

2. As mentioned above, lack of fans. The football has less energy and drive so less goals. 
 

3. In the premier league, I guess you could say VAR is a factor. 
 

And for us, who knows, just generally being useless at creating chances and finding the back of the net?

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