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To be fair, tactics based  on the statistical analysis of probability and chance  is working wonders for Matthew Benham’s club right now as Brentford are currently sitting 3 places above Ipswich in League One.

Only problem is  Brentford are in the Championship  🙂

That pish from Warburton sums him up.

The wheels will eventually come off the bus at QPR as his inability to change or adapt will be his undoing as opposing managers can predict exactly how QPR will play.

Happened at Rangers:

breath of fresh for the first half of the first season against substandard opposition. 

utter shite thereafter.

 

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Rangers are averaging over 3 goals per league game.  Rangers have an average of over 67% possession per league game.  Rangers are the best at pressing with opposition teams averaging just 6.81 passes before a defensive action is taken.

There's just some Rangers related stats for you to enjoy.

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1 minute ago, beararse said:

To be fair, tactics based  on the statistical analysis of probability and chance  is working wonders for Matthew Benham’s club right now as Brentford are currently sitting 3 places above Ipswich in League One.

I like the way Brentford  treat their set-pieces.  They hired coaches to increase the probability of scoring from free-kicks and corners.  More clubs should be doing this.  

I hated the way Warburton would never put the ball in the box and would always have us taking short corners.  That's a ridiculous mindset.  

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8 minutes ago, TMB said:

I like the way Brentford  treat their set-pieces.  They hired coaches to increase the probability of scoring from free-kicks and corners.  More clubs should be doing this.  

I hated the way Warburton would never put the ball in the box and would always have us taking short corners.  That's a ridiculous mindset.  

And how’s that working out for them?

Not entirely sure you read the rest of my post as I was taking the piss.

Brentford are 1 point off the bottom of the Championship and Ipswich are top of League One.

Anyway, I don’t necessarily agree with specific coaches for one particular aspect of the game.

Goalkeeping, Defensive and Striker coaches I get but I don’t agree with set piece coaches.

Put the ball in a dangerous area and get a head on hit. Simple stuff really.

I read a while back that Liverpool employ a guy who is their ‘throw in’ coach ....FFS!

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30 minutes ago, beararse said:

And how’s that working out for them?

Not entirely sure you read the rest of my post as I was taking the piss.

Brentford are 1 point off the bottom of the Championship and Ipswich are top of League One.

Anyway, I don’t necessarily agree with specific coaches for one particular aspect of the game.

Goalkeeping, Defensive and Striker coaches I get but I don’t agree with set piece coaches.

Put the ball in a dangerous area and get a head on hit. Simple stuff really.

I read a while back that Liverpool employ a guy who is their ‘throw in’ coach ....FFS!

Not sure how effective their corner of free-kick coaches have been.  I guess you would need to look at how many corners and free-kicks Brentford scored when Warburton was there, and what the numbers have been like since.  There might be a website that provides that type of data.

I did watch a few videos on their free-kick and corner theories and was impressed.  

Here’s an old article:

“Forget Terry Venables' 4-3-2-1 tactic, Dean Smith and his side's innovative free-kick routines - which have been created by specialist set-piece coach Gianni Vio - are causing a stir in the Championship.  

When the Bees were awarded a free kick at St Andrew's on Saturday, they placed their own four-man wall in front of Birmingham's five-man block, and another three players in front of them.

As Alan Judge stepped up to strike the dead ball, his three team-mates lined up in front of him splintered and rushed towards goal, while Brentford's second row of players backed into the Birmingham wall.

It didn't quite go to plan. Judge fired his free-kick harmlessly wide. So much for the elaborate build up.

The failed attempt sparked interest and derision on Twitter. But, while their quirky, eye-catching routines haven't always come off, Brentford HAVE transformed their success rate at set-pieces this season.

In 2014/15 only two teams scored fewer goals from set-pieces in the Championship than Brentford. The percentage of their goals scored from those routines was the lowest in the division.

So far in this campaign, following Vio's summer arrival from AC Milan, only five Championship teams have scored more than Brentford's 10 set-piece goals. Twenty-seven per cent of their goals have come from dead-ball situations, which puts them in the top half of the league in that category.

It's a substantial improvement - and stems from the mind-set of club owner Matthew Benham.”

 

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Stats prove that teams of roughly equal ability will only score one goal from a corner every 10 games. Quote from the book The Numbers Game - How Everything You Know About Football Is Wrong.

 

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27 minutes ago, Tom0411 said:

Stats prove that teams of roughly equal ability will only score one goal from a corner every 10 games. Quote from the book The Numbers Game - How Everything You Know About Football Is Wrong.

 

Having big tall players who are good in the air must obviously improve your chances of scoring goals from set-pieces too.  Katic a prime example.  Teams with 3 or 4 guys who pose that type of threat probably get a good return of goals each season from set plays.

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