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Cardiff: On Target/Off Target But Never In Between

Cardiff: On Target/Off Target But Never In Between

Cardiff City have done reasonably well so far this season. Results have been better than performances and some gritty determination is a large part of the reason we sit in the top half, currently 6th place.


However, official club stats for the division show that the Bluebirds, whose midfield are notoriously shot-shy, are bottom of the league when it comes to a fairly obscure statistic - striking the woodwork.


Whilst it is normally a sign of bad fortune to hit post or crossbar, it at least means a goalscoring opportunity was created and could very easily have gone in! We at Cardiff City have hit the woodwork only once through 16 games so far this term - less than any other club in the Championship.


Unlucky Ipswich Town and Coventry City have struck the woodwork on 11 and 10 occasions respectively each hitting post/bar on approximately 1 in 20 shots. The Bluebirds rate is close to 1 in 200 despite having comparable on target to off target ratios!


This statistic is virtually meaningless but since we're doing fairly well it suggests when we have our chances - we put them away. Long may that continue.


Can anyone recall in which game we hit the woodwork? I cant remember off the top of my head...




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Bluebirdshroom
Date:Friday November 14 2008
Time: 11:36AM

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Does it mean we are smashing the ball in the back of the net more often? Or not creating enough chances at goal - resulting in a lack of post action. It's a strange statistic,
ozbluebird
14/11/2008 11:59:00
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Looking at the stats - we seem to have the same amount of shots as most teams, our goals for column is healthy so it suggest we either score our good chances - or at least see them saved and get them on target!
bluebirdshroom
14/11/2008 12:22:00
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