Paolo Maldini: a great Italian defender

In football, successful defenders can be a nightmare for [gambling] statisticians. During his playing years for Milan and Italy, Paolo Maldini averaged one tackle every other game. It wasn’t because he was a lazy player; it was because he didn’t need to make many tackles. He held back the opposition by getting into the right positions. If a defender makes fewer tackles, it doesn’t always mean he’s getting worse. It could mean that he’s improving.

Adam Kucharski The Perfect Bet p103

Chris

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One Response to Paolo Maldini: a great Italian defender

  1. odeboyz says:

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