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  1. Lineup 2016

    The issue is they booked RHCP, and they haven't resolved it.
  2. Lineup 2016

    And we used to be their target audience.
  3. Lineup 2016

    http://www.efestivals.co.uk/news/16/160128a.shtml
  4. Lineup 2016

    Pretty standard, nothing exciting really, but that was expected. Assumption that Foals would not be announced shows how much we have a handle on proceedings.
  5. Football 2015/16

    More like 6 really.
  6. Lineup 2016

    Shocked.
  7. Lineup 2016

    It really doesn't.
  8. Lineup 2016

    Nailed it.
  9. Football 2015/16

    The Swansea stat is only in there as its part of the image. You're correct about the other point, but that's something different from the original claim that was comparing his record with Everton to his record with Wigan. If you're going to compare his record solely with Everton but season vs season then yes that would point to something else (although again you'd have to take in a lot more than just that one statistic). You probably should have asked that question of the guy who first posted the data, as yet again it shows that a single basic (and potentially flawed) statistic doesn't really show the true picture at all.
  10. Football 2015/16

    http://www.managerstats.co.uk/managers/roberto-martinez/ http://www.soccerbase.com/managers/manager.sd?manager_id=2075
  11. Football 2015/16

    Absolutely, there is so much more than just a simple number to be considered. And unless you have a formula for calculating the strength of a squad and what the return on that should be (taking into account of course the fluctuating squad strengths of all the other teams in the league as well as things like injuries, suspensions and transfers) then you will never have a definitive answer as to whether a team or manager has over- or under-performed, or done better in one situation that in another. In short, it's an opinion, and while at the moment its easy to come to the opinion that Everton 'should' be doing 'better', it's not easy to define how much better. Logic suggests that Martinez should be doing better at Everton than he did at Wigan. Is he? League positions suggest so. If so how much better should he be doing with Everton to be 'enough'? Because just doing 'better' clearly isn't enough. He couldn't organise a defense at Wigan so I'm not sure why the hell people expect him to be able to at Everton. He's got his team playing good attacking football and he is popular with his players while still struggling for consistency and can't instill a defensive mindset into players. This is the same as at Wigan, so it sounds like he's performing exactly as should have been expected. Is he under-performing as a manager, or is too much expected of an average manager? Can a team with an average manager ever be more than average? There's a lot of playing devil's advocate there of course, but there's a lot more to consider when weighing up performance against expectations that just a simple statistic.
  12. Lineup 2016

    You're still wrong, although I think I understand the flawed point you're trying to make - of the five times they've come to Europe they've done R&L three times, so a 60% rate is more often than not. Either that or 'it happened in 2002 so it could happen in 2016'. However is such a pathetically small sample over such a long period time as to almost render it worthless. They may well play R&L this year, but is there any pattern in their past that suggests they will? No of course there bloody isn't.
  13. Football 2015/16

    A selection of poorly run clubs.
  14. Lineup 2016

    Not with them, they've shown that when it would be very easy/logical to play the festival they haven't and yet when it means them going out of their way they have. Maybe it's about the money, maybe touring anywhere outside of North America or Japan is decided by the toss of a coin.
  15. Lineup 2016

    Yeah no idea either, maybe something to do with Paris? Complete nonsense if it is.