I was just preparing some of my betting strategies for the forthcoming season when I came across a video clip offering advice on Everton's forthcoming season from a betting point of view (on the Official Site). I find it quite amazing to learn that over the last 3 years Everton have lost less than 4% of matches and won over 60% of matches with Arteta and Cahill in the same side.
Okay, Okay, before I get shot down on here, I realise Arteta missed about a season in total and I reckon Cahill missed about a third a couple of years ago. But those are still very strong statistics if both can keep fit. Obviously Mikel is our best player and crowd favourite but it just proves how important Cahill has been and will be.
Lots on here are already suggesting Cahill no longer belongs in our strongest starting 11, but strong statistics suggest otherwise.
John Crook, Posted 07/08/2010 at 20:53:53
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1 Posted 07/08/2010 at 22:38:38
2 Posted 07/08/2010 at 22:27:03
Cahill is a top player and I think all the so-called bigger clubs would want him but, in the past, like all players, he has dropped out of form... so, if that happens, now Moyes can replace him with Rodwell, Bily or whoever. I guess whoever is in form should start but your stat is interesting and it will be interesting to see how many games we win with Arteta and Cahill on the pitch.
3 Posted 07/08/2010 at 22:59:52
4 Posted 08/08/2010 at 00:12:18
Yyeeeeeeeeesdsdsssssssss ---- - yyeeeeeAaaaassssssssss!!!!
5 Posted 08/08/2010 at 00:18:54
6 Posted 08/08/2010 at 02:18:05
After today's news Arteta is heading for the same legendary status. They seem to know each other's games pretty well.
7 Posted 08/08/2010 at 05:17:00
It's only meaningful when compared to other statistics.
What was the % of wins with Arteta and Hibbert in the team say?
Or Cahill and Saha?
For example, 100% of the games we lost Tim Howard was in goal, so he must be a bad keeper, right??
Get the point?
8 Posted 08/08/2010 at 09:53:11
Great news that they are both at our club for the next few seasons!
9 Posted 08/08/2010 at 12:29:08
It says a lot that everyone in football knows how dangerous he is on set pieces, but still no one can mark him out and stop him!
10 Posted 08/08/2010 at 15:10:36
Get the point?
not really, no.
11 Posted 08/08/2010 at 15:15:22
12 Posted 08/08/2010 at 15:13:00
I beleieve the man you are citing is US novelist Mark Twain. He noted people would choose statistical relationships to prove a point, ignoring oher factors and rejcting periods in which the stats indicate sth different.
But these stats are over three years - most of Arteta's time at Everton. And with many different strikers, midfielders and defenders in those teams, etc. The players certainly have an understanding on the pich.
The Tim Howard example you give is the wrong way round; putting effect first, factor second.
13 Posted 09/08/2010 at 15:27:42
An Arteta/Cahill win ratio 60% win ratio may be a bad result compared to other combinations in the team.
We need to see ALL combinations to judge.
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