Author Topic: The official dark arts/cynical play thread  (Read 14418 times)

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #105 on: April 19, 2017, 10:05:33 PM »
Why would you look at black cards offences for league only?? Do kerry not come out on top if you include championship?

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #106 on: April 19, 2017, 10:12:35 PM »
Why would you look at black cards offences for league only?? Do kerry not come out on top if you include championship?

In the interests of a level playing field the league is an ideal mechanism to use as all teams would have played the same number of games. Once you factor in the championship you skew the figures.

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #107 on: April 19, 2017, 10:23:57 PM »
You could just calculate it as a rate - X black cards/game since 2014

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #108 on: April 19, 2017, 10:28:23 PM »
Lies, damn Lies and Statistics!

Black cards dished out prove nothing. Nothing other than you have players that are susceptible to getting black cards. Every team worth their salt are cynical. The Great Kerry team of the 70/80's were cynical.

To measure League games make the statistics more laughable.

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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #109 on: April 19, 2017, 11:59:33 PM »
What does the bit in bold mean - have Tyrone picked up 7 in 2017? Or seven in 4 years

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No other regular Division 1 team comes close to Kerry for cumulative black cards. Mayo and Donegal are both on 16 over the four-year period while, in terms of 2017, Tyrone's six is next highest.
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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #110 on: April 20, 2017, 12:31:24 AM »
Good to see stats backing up what old Gaels knew since the 1920s.
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Re: The official dark arts/cynical play thread
« Reply #111 on: April 20, 2017, 08:07:45 AM »
What does the bit in bold mean - have Tyrone picked up 7 in 2017? Or seven in 4 years

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No other regular Division 1 team comes close to Kerry for cumulative black cards. Mayo and Donegal are both on 16 over the four-year period while, in terms of 2017, Tyrone's six is next highest.

I'd guess it's referring to the fact that Tyrone are just back in D1 this year although I'm not sure why that's relevant