Signs of Progress | Mourinho vs Van Gaal

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    Wumminator The Special One!

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    This year: Bournemouth away W
    Last year: Bournemouth away L

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    This year: Southampton H W
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    Last year: Villa A W

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    This year: City H L
    Last year: Cith H D

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    This year Watford A L
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    This year: West Ham H D
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    This year: West Ham A W
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    This year: Hull home D
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    So tbf we are six points better off from equivalent fixtures this year.

    We are six points off better than last year from equivalent games.
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    Wumminator The Special One!

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    Last year we had 11.3 shots per game.

    This year we have had 17 shots per game.
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    :lol: Can a mod please delete my thread!
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    BennyBlanco fixated with Shaw's bum

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    Watching us now no longer makes the majority of us question why we watch football while the games on. Style wise, we're better. Even if points wise/ League position it's still debatable.
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    Borden Full Member

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    Our overall play has definitely been a lot better, but you would expect that with that massive investment in the summer. What mainly worries me still is how lethargic we look at times. We still lack urgency and winning mentality, and now there's no van Gaal to blame.
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    Rado_N Go Broncos!

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    I look forward to games again.
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    Wumminator The Special One!

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    Only positives allowed. Threadbanned.
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    Feck :(
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    12.6 changes created/game vs 8.2
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    We're not relying on De Gea to save us every game with 3-4 match winning saves every game.

    Most of our poor results can be blamed on very poor finishing and we barely ever get dominated, there have been very few games where we absolutely deserved to lose (Chelsea away, Fenerbahce away, City home, Hull away).
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    56% possession under Mou vs 55% last year

    (A surprising stat)
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    Rado_N Go Broncos!

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    I'm useless at finding these things, but I'd be interested to see how the zonal possession compares? I'd wager our possession now is generally further up the pitch as well.
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Not progress but another surprising stat. Shot accuracy this year is 48%. Was only 1% higher last season.
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    I'm getting them all here.
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    The threads are more positive under Jose than Van Gaal.





    (That ok?)
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    Wumminator The Special One!

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    It'll do. For now.
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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls

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    That's not surprising, collectively we are as dull as last year but our individualities, Pogba, Valencia, Ibrahimovic and Mkhi are exciting.
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    Hm, doesn't seem to show where the possession occurs that I can see.

    Anyone know where that info might be available?
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    We've scored 5 goals more compared to this time last year, with the same amount of conceded. And have 5 points more and 3 losses less.

    Passing accuracy has jumped 2.5% from this time last year and it's more than any other team currently.

    We're top in aerial duels, as well, much improved from last year (when we were not in top 5).

    Also, we're 1 point closer to top 4 than this time last year. We lost out on GD, so this would've made the difference.

    Actually, I struggle to find a statistical element that we've not improved on since this time last year.
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    Fewer injuries.

    The fact that they managed to at least show they were capable of putting a run of consecutive victories together.
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    Wumminator The Special One!

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    I can get them from this year, but not the last. Will try and find something.
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    Rado_N Go Broncos!

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    Nice one!
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    Actually scoring a few late goals to win points instead of being the ones usually conceding late
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    In terms of performances I'd put us ahead of Arsenal, Liverpool, City and Spurs; only behind Chelsea. If Spurs for example had squandered the amount of chances we had they'd be behind Everton in my view.

    Maybe this is more suitable to the unpopular opinion thread!
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    Even if we had achieved less points from these fixtures, at least I don't want to tear out my own eyeballs this season.
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    After 23 games last year: W 10; D 7; L 6; GF 28; GF 21; GD +7; Pnts 37
    After 23 games this year: W 11; D 9; L 3; GF 33; GF 21; GD +12; Pnts 42

    Progress.
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    Wumminator The Special One!

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    Tottenham have had more shots than us in all fairness.
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    I don't follow your logic. The "individualities" you mention are part of what we see on the pitch, collectively. You can't isolate the two.
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    I can actually see where we are going now. Clearly Jose has identified areas we need to improve upon and will look to change these next season. It does really feel like the only way is up for us under JM.
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    I think Spurs have been a good bit better. They've had a dullish spell similar to our recent one but more convincing performances overall.

    City are weird. When they're good they're fantastic but when they're bad they're awful. Same - yet even more extreme - applies to Liverpool. We haven't hit the same heights - or lows - as either of them.
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    JPRouve can't stop thinking about balls

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    Of course you can, a player can have a good game while being member of a bad collective.
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    We are creating more but our conversion is not so good,wondering whats our conversion stats vs same stats under LvG.
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    At least I'm staying awake watching Utd and I mean literally.....
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    We once had an impossible ratio: 1/0.
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    We've certainly managed to turn those losses into draws!
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    It's still shockingly frustrating to watch but more in a "how the hell are we not winning this" blue-balls sort of way as opposed to a "this is so boring" flaccid way.
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    This.
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    Regulus Arcturus Black Full Member

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    So true :lol:
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    Dig up stupid!
    theres absolutely no question we're much better imo
    the thing with comparing to last year is that last season was a bad season for practically all the top sides except spurs whereas this year they are all vastly improved making our progress appear slight when its actually far moreso imvho
    i'm sure all fans can see this deep down and a lot of the frustration on here is stemming from the fact we know we're better than our current league position shows and their grasping for negatives to justify it.
    i'm confident we'll compete for the title next season
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