George Williams v Jacob Trueman

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Re: George Williams v Jacob Trueman

Post by moto748 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:48 am

Jake Trueman is a talented young player, and we need good young English halves coming through. George Williams is already a very good player, and I believe he can improve substantially in the NRL, as others have done.

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Re: George Williams v Jacob Trueman

Post by Mike » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:58 am

old hooker wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:02 pm
Stats mean nothing, you can make them read whatever you wish so this is a pointless comparison.
I wonder why all pro-sports organizations spend so much in collecting them then. We even have data collection units in our shirts these days.

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Re: George Williams v Jacob Trueman

Post by morley pie eater » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:56 am

old hooker wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:02 pm
Stats mean nothing, you can make them read whatever you wish so this is a pointless comparison.
I'm not looking for an argument, OH, but I knew somebody would say that.

From a fan's point of view, it's perfectly possible and reasonable to follow the game and not be interested in stats. On the other hand I was the kind of kid who sorted my Smarties into colours and ate them in order! Many cricket and baseball fans, for example, analyse stats as a big part of their interest in the game: it's a personality thing.

However, stats are essential for coaches and players in the modern game at top level. Studying the opposition: number of runs from dummy half, offloads, who prefers right or left shoulder and hundreds more, all help coaches give their players the edge. That's why you don't get coaches like Maurice Bamford and Alex Murphy any more.

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Re: George Williams v Jacob Trueman

Post by Wigan_forever1985 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:51 pm

I know he’s getting on now but I don’t get why Johnny lomax doesn’t ever get talked about - for me he’s probably the most rounded English half at the moment everytime I see him play he does some great stuff and sky hardly ever mention him
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Re: George Williams v Jacob Trueman

Post by Woody1989 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:05 pm

old hooker wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:02 pm
Stats mean nothing, you can make them read whatever you wish so this is a pointless comparison.
This is a pretty daft statement. The stats are pretty much the only constant in our game and you can't 'make them read whatever you wish', you can interprept them differently (which I think is probably what you mean?) but the numbers themselves don't lie.

There are certain things you can't easily quantify (influence, organisational ability and leadership on the pitch for instance) but stats like the ones presented are a pretty good measure of what's going on.

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Re: George Williams v Jacob Trueman

Post by old hooker » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:21 am

Mike wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:58 am
old hooker wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:02 pm
Stats mean nothing, you can make them read whatever you wish so this is a pointless comparison.
I wonder why all pro-sports organizations spend so much in collecting them then. We even have data collection units in our shirts these days.
Proves nothing.

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Re: George Williams v Jacob Trueman

Post by old hooker » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:23 am

Woody1989 wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:05 pm
old hooker wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:02 pm
Stats mean nothing, you can make them read whatever you wish so this is a pointless comparison.
This is a pretty daft statement. The stats are pretty much the only constant in our game and you can't 'make them read whatever you wish', you can interprept them differently (which I think is probably what you mean?) but the numbers themselves don't lie.

There are certain things you can't easily quantify (influence, organisational ability and leadership on the pitch for instance) but stats like the ones presented are a pretty good measure of what's going on.
Yes you can make them whatever you wish, simple as that.

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Re: George Williams v Jacob Trueman

Post by Woody1989 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:17 am

old hooker wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:23 am
Woody1989 wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:05 pm
old hooker wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:02 pm
Stats mean nothing, you can make them read whatever you wish so this is a pointless comparison.
This is a pretty daft statement. The stats are pretty much the only constant in our game and you can't 'make them read whatever you wish', you can interprept them differently (which I think is probably what you mean?) but the numbers themselves don't lie.

There are certain things you can't easily quantify (influence, organisational ability and leadership on the pitch for instance) but stats like the ones presented are a pretty good measure of what's going on.
Yes you can make them whatever you wish, simple as that.
*sigh* I'd argue but it seems you're too pig-headed to be persuaded.

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Re: George Williams v Jacob Trueman

Post by The booze hound » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:42 am

old hooker wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:21 am
Mike wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:58 am
old hooker wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:02 pm
Stats mean nothing, you can make them read whatever you wish so this is a pointless comparison.
I wonder why all pro-sports organizations spend so much in collecting them then. We even have data collection units in our shirts these days.
Proves nothing.
Stats are vitally important. The final score is a statistic. The league table is a statistic. They prove everything.

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Re: George Williams v Jacob Trueman

Post by Mike » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:57 pm

old hooker wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:21 am
Mike wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:58 am
old hooker wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:02 pm
Stats mean nothing, you can make them read whatever you wish so this is a pointless comparison.
I wonder why all pro-sports organizations spend so much in collecting them then. We even have data collection units in our shirts these days.
Proves nothing.
Seems to be the way these days. Evidence - what's that?

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