I think xG can be a really useful tool but like many statistical devices it gets wrongly used.
When it's used over a series of games it can give a good steer as to whether teams are achieving the results the chances they create warrant over time (i.e. whether they're lucky or unlucky), but it...
A game of two halves at Oakwell - only just recovering from a fit of the vapours. We were utterly dominant for 45 minutes and could easily have been more than three ahead - but an early strike from Barnsley in the second half completely changed the dynamic and we were probably fortunate to take...
Oops... I Did It Again.
Didn't take long for Reading's suspended three point penalty to come in to effect.
They were definitely promoted under Pulis with that sort of record. He built quite a side during his tenure there.
Stannard was a big unit as I recall? Think they had Leo Fortune-West as their main striker.
I seem to recall that when ITV got the Premier League highlights from the Beeb (when they poached Lynam) that they had a Monday night abomination called 'The Premiershiip Parliament'. It made 'The Tactics Truck' look like a sound idea. Be careful what you wish for GiG ;-)
I can only assume that those in charge see EFL football as being as niche as jazz/lounge music/telegraph-pole spotting - which might explain their coverage ;-) I'll avoid my usual diatribe about how football in general should have a restraining order out on ITV...