Post by I Voted For Kodos on Dec 12, 2016 15:46:21 GMT
Results in and Rory Gaffney is Man of the Match. This was the 5th time in his last 6 starts that he has been MotM.
In his one appearance last season, Will Puddy scored a 5.75. In his first appearance this season he scored 5.76.
The referee, Robert Jones, scored a 7.3. This makes him the best referee since the famous home win over Dagenham. That referee definitely benefited from a few posters giving 10's across the board. Discounting this, then the only other ref to score higher at the Mem was in the win over Alfreton.
Bury had a rating of 3.2. This made them the worst team we have faced since Dagenham away last season. Only Dagenham away (3.0) , Yeovil away (3.1) and Dorchester away (2.5) have had lower ratings than this Bury team in the last two and a half seasons. This therefore makes them the worst team to play at the Mem in that period.
J. Clarke 6.0 Lockyer 5.2 Hartley 5.9 Brown 5.9
Boateng 7.5 Sinclair 5.8 O. Clarke 6.4 Colkett 6.1
Just an observation but I'm surprised that contributors have been so harsh on Puddy considering he seems to have done nothing wrong and made a crucial save.
Think there are a couple of reasons for this. There have been different definitions of performance type versus rating over the years. Shoot and Match used to award six for an average or nondescript performance and five for below par, stinker being four but the newspapers were all a bit different in their definitions. The definitions that accompanied the forum rating section seemed to put an average performance nearer five and a six therefore had to include at least a modicum of positive influence on the game to be earned. Thus posters rating scales may be different in themselves.
Secondly, it is easy to view Puddy's performance differently! Did he command his defence? Did he always look assured? Was he nervous, did the ball bounce off him? Was he scrambling? Were his defenders rushing clearances to keep the ball away from him? It is how you viewed his "doing nothing wrong" versus how much you can say he positively did right that will determine your rating. I've seen Glyn Jones get MOTM when conceding nine against Spurs and I've seen Martyn Margetson and Rhys Evans escape relatively unharmed from poor performances between the sticks...so it is not just the number conceded that determines what a keeper gets rated.