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Recent content by lucablight

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    Rumours and Stuff

    Is Roache going to be here next season?
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    Rumours and Stuff

    A team is made up of players no? If you’re going to just compare teams by origin reps then you’re giving equal weight to every origin player that gets picked. Should Kyle Feldt getting picked be given the same amount of weight as Turbo despite both being origin players?
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    Eels in the media

    This explains Browns patchy form this season. When fully fit he is still one of our best forwards.
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    Rumours and Stuff

    What’s the specific statistic you can “sometimes” use to tell which player is superior?
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    Rumours and Stuff

    Guru taking that intercept to run the length of the field to seal the game is one of my all time favourite moments in our history.
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    Rumours and Stuff

    You can tell which player is superior overall by comparing them to another using one statistic?
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    Rumours and Stuff

    So you agree with me. There is no one magical stat you can use to compare players. You have to consider a variety of metrics and it most often can’t be quantified to give an objective conclusion. I would agree that ladder position, points differential and finals+origin representation can be...
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    Rumours and Stuff

    Now you’re strawmanning me. I never said stats don’t have any value. I’m saying you can’t use one particular set of stats and use them to do a blanket comparison across every other player/team and reach a conclusion. Using my earlier example which particular statistic would you use to rank the...
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    Rumours and Stuff

    If you want me to tell you that there is a way to objectively compare teams/players by looking at a set number of statistics then you’re going to be disappointed. It’s like asking who is the best halfback of all time? Is it the one who has the most try assists? The most line break assists? The...
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    Rumours and Stuff

    I don’t think there is a blanket objective measurement you can use to compare the quality of rosters. There are a number of factors that have to be considered and alot of them can’t be quantified. I tend to put more weight into talent whereas it seems like you like to measure in terms of origin...
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    Rumours and Stuff

    Game 3 certainly proved that Hunt is better than McCullough. He was the best player on the field that night and he only got a start because McCullough was injured. By your metric any player behind McCullough would be a non factor in terms of measuring the quality of a team so there’s no way Hunt...
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    Rumours and Stuff

    I like Mahoney but I’d rate Cook, Koroisau, Grant and Smith higher at this stage.
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    Rumours and Stuff

    So is it the be all and end all or not? You can’t have it both ways. You can’t say it’s dishonest of me to accuse you of saying it is and then say it’s the only way to objectively compare teams and literally make it the be all and end all. If you’re not willing to use other criteria then you are...
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    I never said origin representation wasn’t a good indicator of quality. I said it wasn’t the be all and end all. We have a lot of good players whether they get picked for origin or not. Penrith and Melbourne may have had more origin reps than us but we have demonstrated repeatedly we can more...
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    Rumours and Stuff

    Origin representation isn’t the be all and end all. Cody Walker didn’t play any origin games this season yet was arguably the best five eighth in the comp. McCullough played more origin games than Mahoney yet most Eels supporters would be horrified if we went for the hooker with more origin...

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