You can definitely say that, but that doesn't alter the fact that it's just your opinion.
Steven Gerrard has suffered from a few injuries over the years, so, what if I personally feel that match fitness is the most important attribute for a
I may rate Palmer as the better midfielder if that was my personal criteria for judging.
Your comment doesn't have any objective support, just your personal opinion.
Absolute rubbish - anyone with an iota of knowledge would know that Gerrard is a far superior player, in any role, any position, and any time.
Percentage points ?
Is that the way that you judge the best football players ?
Are you really going to say that Lionel Messi is the greatest attacking midfielder/striker in the world, just because he scores 1% more on these
ratings than Cristiano Ronaldo ?
Give me a break !
As ever, you have completely missed the point - let me break it down for you.
If you look at the "perfect player" for a given role (which doesn't exist, but lets use it as a bench mark for the sake of argument), or the top
players in the world, they are all within a percentage point of each other regarding skill sets, contribution, speed in full flight and off the mark,
shooting accuracy, goal ratio, assists, pass completion percentage and a host of other measurable criteria, fitness etc etc.
All quantifiable, all used by the top coaches and clubs, and all understodd by the best coaches.
You can't compare them because they are different players who have their own qualities and negatives.
There is no way that you can accurately rate players statistically. It's as simple as that.
Your whole argument is completely absurd.
Yes, you can accurately rate players using stats, prozone, and a host of other tools - the top clubs and coaches all do it, especially in regards to
younger players and taking a gamble on signing them, as Barca did with Messi when they brought him over to spain aged 14 and put him on a course of
growth hormones in order to improve his physique.
I don't see any ''tiny differences'' in Messi netting 40 this season that would necessarily make him better than his other contemporaries...
I'm guessing that Lionel eats and sleeps well... @@:
Wow, you really do have a reading comprehension problem - analysing a player on any given day is not a factor because there are too many intangibles,
like with any top athlete.
A player cannot be accurately compared except over a long period - what part of that do you not understand?
Your argument is based on a fans perspective, and holds no comparison to the reality of modern coaching and measurement of a players worth.
You can argue like that down the pub, but modern tools have taken nearly all of the uncertainty out of being able to quantify a players contribution
and overall worth.
If it was as simple as you think then the top players would not be as sought after as they are.
for instance, Dirk Kuyt, based purely on fans opinion would not be worth a place in the Dutch squad - and yet a succession of coaches and managers
have known his worth to the team, and continued to play him, whilst other clubs have continued to bid for him - and that's down to modern
quantifiable statistical techniques.
So you can gob off and insult all you like - the fact is you know very little about how a player is analysed, and how that analysis works, and it's
value to coaches.