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Meaningless Stat

Stuart W

A word to the wise is enough
Jul 6, 2009
What is it with this obsession by the media of a manager's "win percentage"? Don't they realise that this figure only shows part of the story. An example (if indeed we should need one):-

Manager A. 20 games as manager, Won 10 Lost 10. Win % 50%.
Manager B. 20 games as manager, Won 8 Drawn 8 Lost 4. Win % 40%.

All that Mr Sky TV (amongst others) will furnish you with is their respective win percentages.

Ah, you say, that shows Manager A to have the best record. But you would be wrong. Manager A gains 30 points whilst Manager B obtains 32.

Yet another example of mainstream media spinning statistics to demonstrate a point of view they want you to support.