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Post career options - beats driving an ice-cream van?
at 10:14 14 Feb 2020

Not at all. Take baseball for example in the US. The whole idea of analytics is to see how a player will perform in certain situations and how it will work with your club. Similarly now with American Football. Thus, with sports the analytics is primarily used for the future as opposed to the present. I have an academic friend in the US who is heavily into this.

With this, I would assume that each player's information is constantly updated, allowing for alternate solutions from transfer window to another and from month to month. It would be quite a job.
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How Modern Football Became Broken
at 08:41 14 Feb 2020

One needs to remember that football is not just broken at the top, but also there are shysters at the lower levels and thus the need for some help, though I am unsure how far £16m will go.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51460188
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Post career options - beats driving an ice-cream van?
at 08:22 14 Feb 2020

Good luck to him, but this is nothing new and I cannot see why his company would have had to start from scratch. Sports analytics has been up and running for close to a decade already, especially in the US and with all sports.
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Hoos, Ferdinand, Warburton talk January
at 08:17 14 Feb 2020

Speaking of FFP and fine/points deductions, has there been anything more on this with Birmingham?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51013181

I think our position is that of having been caught once we are now more under the microscope than other clubs and thus similar with Brum.
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It's just not cricket
at 18:22 13 Feb 2020

For our friends across the pond..

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/51474233

And it took a former West Indian opener to save some face for them. All out for 35 in 12 overs with Xavier Marshall scoring most of that. Oh, and this was against Nepal.
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Antti's Six Knee Jerks: Swansea 0 QPR 0
at 18:05 12 Feb 2020

Angel had his hand up before he was subbed. He was done by the 80th plus minute. This was basically his first real game for some time and so it was good that he could get that far. Thought he was quite solid bar a few stray passes in the second half. It was also good that he was able to go off at the opposite side to where the sub was made as he then got a standing ovation from all of the Swansea fans as he made his way around, ala Chair some time ago.

I'd be surprised if he doesn't start again on Saturday. I agree that I would have brought Chair in for Pugh late in the game but perhaps the defensive work that Pugh was doing was what halted that decision. Also, I think Chair may start on Saturday in this same lineup, but for Eze as this was a chance to give Chair an extra few days rest.
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That is a properly professional point lads
at 09:35 12 Feb 2020

Yes, kudos for doing the trip by bus. My knees would kill me. On the train back now. Good numbers. I'd estimate over 300.

The fans were screaming for a change and to get Pugh off. While I thought that too, I was surprised that Bright remained on. He was struggling and definitely needs some rest. Bringing on Clarke and Chair in the final ten minutes should have been enough to get us over the line.

That said, there is this don't lose v win problem for Warburton. He chose the former and I guess we can't falter him for that. However, to say we dropped two points and not make attacking subs in the last ten just, to me, makes little sense.
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Swansalooser match thread
at 20:38 11 Feb 2020

We need to be more clinical. They are rubbish.
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Swansalooser match thread
at 19:25 11 Feb 2020

Don't know if it's important or relevant but they're having a training session right now. Their learning to pass the ball around and then cross it.
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Team for Swansea
at 08:03 11 Feb 2020

Not sure that Hugill can play three games in a week. I would not be surprised with Oteh actually getting a start of coming on sometime early in the second half. With only one (plus) "true" attacker, we need to take care of him and rotating him out in this game may just be one solution. I think we need Hugill to be firing in those upcoming home clashes. Also, if we are going to use Oteh more so next season, it would be best to him some decent runs to get used to the players and the style of play.

Otherwise, I'd see Rangel come in to shore up the defence. Similarly Barbet for Hall, perhaps more to provide a better player there as Hall was pretty bad on Saturday. I know we'd all like to see Manning in the middle but I rather doubt that will happen. Fully agree that Eze needs a rest, but he may still come on late in the game.

Anyway, on the 11:48 out of Paddington. So, looking forward to it.
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The Frankie Friday Music Thread.....RIP
at 11:47 10 Feb 2020

A little bit of that deep house slow jam ...





And a bit of Goa trance

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The Frankie Friday Music Thread.....RIP
at 09:57 10 Feb 2020

Been slowly getting into the stuff on here. Love it.

I've been lately getting into Deep house slow jam that tends to come from South Africa. Have also got into Goa (from that part of the world and from the mid-90s). Also have a lot of Uplifting trance on my phone to calm me down on the trip back from QPR away games. Thanks. Keep it up.
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How do we arrest the current slump?
at 06:27 10 Feb 2020

I think we might get to see some radical changes for Swansea - players like Rangel for Kane, Barbet for Hall and even Eze getting a rest, though that may be pushing the boat out. Manning will also more than likely come in. Hugill certainly cannot play three games in a week and so Oteh may even get a start.

Whether that will arrest the slump or just make it worse is a question I cannot answer.
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Has Mark Warburton ever mentioned R defence?
at 17:15 9 Feb 2020

Which is ostensibly my point, though from a different angle. If he wants to say that the players are not clinical then he, and his coaching staff, need to do something about it. By stating that each time - a broken record he says - then it shows that either it is not working or is not been coached properly. Or, as you say here, the players are incapable at this stage and even with the coaching that we hope they are getting this is not improving. Perhaps we need to be patient or perhaps the management needs to consider other options, whether at home or away.
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Today's highlights
at 17:02 9 Feb 2020

Actually, forget the highlights. I certainly won't watch them having seen it all live. However, when the full game comes up on the Offy, just watch the first few minutes and try not to laugh or cry. That was right in front of us as well. Absolutely shambolic and amazing that we didn't concede in those first few minutes.
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Has Mark Warburton ever mentioned R defence?
at 11:51 9 Feb 2020

Ok, I'll bite.

That is a pretty silly comment to make. MW has been harping on since we started the season and many, many, many times when Wells was playing as well. What about all those games prior to those two you mention - Barnsley, Charlton, Hull, etc, etc.

We've heard your story time and time again and yes now his goals will be missed. So, please be a bit more sensible.
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Has Mark Warburton ever mentioned R defence?
at 11:28 9 Feb 2020

An interesting discussion, that is replicated so many times, about how our defence is bad and that we need to fix it up, sometime soon.

However, MW keeps on harping about the need to score goals, to be more clinical. Then, may I ask, why is this not happening. If there appears, according to everyone, a lack of training for the defence then why is there not training to improve the ability to score. I am all for MW to stay but if one is to harp on about the need to be more clinical then he and his coaching staff need to take some blame as well for not getting the attacking players into that state where they can be more clinical and score more goals. Otherwise, he is ostensibly saying that our attackers are not good enough. Which one is it?
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Just back
at 10:51 9 Feb 2020

Trouble is that the people who make the decisions about the colours of the away strip and marketing people with no real connection to the fans - well that's my assumption. They are like architects (hope there are none on here but no apologies for the comparison). They need to find the latest, weirdest combination to make them and their company/club look good. They forget about those who have to live with their decisions.
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Gonna have to go all Sam Allardyce I think
at 21:52 8 Feb 2020

I just cannot see what this love for Pugh is all about. He may have been good at some time in the past, but he has no pace, poor control and has had some real bad games of late. Solution? Don't know.

In any case I see some significant changes for Swansea on Tuesday. Hugill can't keep going and so Oteh may start. Manning, Barbet and Rangel as well. Could be interesting.
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Uddersfield match thread
at 11:26 8 Feb 2020

Actually on the train. However, I'm quietly confident. 2-1 win with lots of shots at both ends
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