A Season in Stats: Part 5 – Attacking threat
First of all it’s been clear Swindon haven’t been any real attacking threat this season, hence our relegation, but I shouldn’t leave this aspect out of the season review in statistics.
The below table provides seven league statistics for each player who have made a shot at goal this season; total shots, minutes per shot, total shots on target (SOT), minutes per shot on target, total goals, minutes per goal and percentage of shots become goals. The table is sorted by the number of minutes per shot. Hitting the posts or crossbar is not counted as a shot on target.
I don’t think I really needed to do this analysis to come to the conclusion Charlie Austin was by far the greatest attacking threat with a strike every 29 minutes and every 54 minutes on target. After Austin left our goals per game ratio fell from 1.42 goals per game after Tranmere and never recovered, finishing with just 1.09 goals per game. If Charlie had stayed I’ve no doubt that his goals and all round attacking threat would’ve given us a fighting chance of staying up…what a dick for leaving us!
As for the rest:
Dossevi got enough shots at goal, mainly from long range, however he just wasn’t acurate enough with too many wayward shots.
Bodin showed why he deserved his 5 appearances, getting in good enough positions to shoot 6 times, however he only tested the keeper once. Certainly Bodin-well for next season…
Elliot Benyon really didn’t handle the step up to League One and only managed a shot every 83 minutes from just 10 shots in 12 appearances.
The much maligned Pericard was comparible to the threat of Obika, Andrew and Grella, who were the loan signings brought in to replace him. Pericard was only marginally less efficent against these three with the frequency of shots and better in terms of acuracy of shots on target and strike rate. However I still don’t feel he offers anything to us, even in League Two.
Matt Ritchie deserved the Player of the Season Award. As he played both on the wing and upfront it’s difficult to understand his attacking contribution from each position, however his consistent attacking threat with more than 50% of his shots on target was fantastic.
Ferry was maginalised in midfield, making only 5 shots and 1 assist all season, compared to 18 goals and 3 assists in 2009/2010. For that you can blame Prutton, thank god he’s gone…
Morrison’s defensive inexperience was plain to see in my earlier post, however his attacking threat was significant with an overall strike rate of 36.4%, the best rate in the club.
As for O’Brien, he could hardly create any real chances for himself and not enough (only 1 assist) for his teamates.
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