Episode 46 - Stat Padding

After Harry Kane bagged himself seven goals in two international games for England this week, we ask, is it his fault that he is put up against such lesser opposition? In Episode 46, we discuss the principle of “stat padding”, and how players can sometimes create an inflated perception of their ability. At the other end of the scale, we explore the phenomenon of “clutch players” who are more likely to stay calm in the closing stages and decide the game. And at long last, we dive into the Fanalytcis mailbox once more! Bio Links: Clutch player list: https://www.espn.co.uk/football/blog-espn-fc-united/story/4312124/soccers-clutch-players-messis-always-goodbut-lukaku-and-morata-come-through-when-it-counts; Clutch visualisation: https://twitter.com/khatri_shreyas/status/1456588059047129095;

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The Football Fanalytics Podcast is the show where two football fans, Ryan Bailey (TV Producer) and Mark Carey (Data Analyst at The Athletic), combine their love of the game with their knowledge of football statistics and data analytics. Join us as we break down some of football’s key concepts, explore the ever-growing world of football analytics, and get the views from a whole host of guests across the game. With access to the Twenty3 Content Toolbox, we will also bring you up-to-date analytics on players and teams across the continent. But this is not just about the numbers, we will be looking at all of the above from the fan's point of view. Twitter: @FanalyticsPod and @Twenty3sport; Instagram: @fanalyticspod Email: fanalytics.pod@gmail.com