This is the end of the beginning of the end product

Karl Henry – captain of Wolves and Paddytheflea’s Man Of The Match – has talked to Wolves World about the importance of keeping the possession of the ball in the team.

Up until the last 15-20 minutes when we had a few tired legs including myself giving sloppy balls away, we kept the ball well. It’s something we’ve worked on because we know we have to keep the ball better from the Liverpool game. The gaffer mentioned that to us so we did it last night and we’ve got that string to our bow.”

Paddytheflea is very happy indeed that McCarthy and the Wolves captain are now aware of the importance of accurate passing and to keep possession of the ball in the team. And it sure showed last night that the lads were thinking about it.

I have gone on nagging about that in my stats articles now for a couple of months. When you look into the stats on a daily basis you realise that the big difference between a good and a less good player and a good and a lesser good side is – among a couple of other things – the percentages of accurate passes and possession of the ball.

Look for instance HERE and in the ratings I give or in the head-to-head stats I have published. The best players of the Premier League are all good at passing the ball and the best teams have a much better rate of correct passing than the other teams. Simple as that.

Keep on improving, Karl and the team and keep on pointing at the weak sides of the teams performances and train them away, McCarthy!

This is not the end product. Not even the beginning of the end of the end product, but perhaps the end of the beginning of the end product. 😆



~ by paddytheflea on December 29, 2009.

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