Here's the shot stopping crib sheets we use to write about a keeper's shot stopping qualities.
It's 20 shot rolling averages for goals allowed compared to the difficulty of the shots/headers faced.
It's then heavily smoothed to get a trendline.
Above the line, a keeper is on a run where he has saved more than expected, below the line an he's allowed more goals than expected. Distance from the zero line shows how extreme his performance has been.
Length of the plot corresponds how many on target attempts each keeper has faced (these are all for Stoke, not their previous/future clubs).
Last time we had a prolonged bout of over performance was Sept 2018 to March 2019. (Jack Butland). It's been treading water or slightly drowning since then.
Not many periods of above-average goalkeeping in our recent history! Just a couple of Adam Davies runs.
Post by realstokebloke on May 16, 2022 15:46:11 GMT
Yup, yet ano absolute priority for us this summer.
(Which one, exactly, do we start on?)
But, as it happens, Ben Foster would be a great addition and stop gap imo (providing he didn't still want PL wages of course). Certainly while we get our ducks in a row, either improving Bursic or finding the next Jack B. - which won't happen overnight.
That data set really does highlight just how shockingly bad we've been.
Gunn was just another strange footnote in one of the wierdest goalkeeping seasons we must have ever experienced I'm not convinced we saw the best of him due to injury. Ended up at a premier club after us but one who who conceded shit loads of goals and got relegated