Why Silva is the best
- 21 November 2013 09:21
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
We all know what David Silva’s contribution is to the City team and what he’s achieved in his three and a bit years with the Blues.
But this season, he’s raised the bar even higher – and we now have the stats to prove it – thanks to EPL Index.
Their statisticians have been compiling lists of most chances created, most frequent chances created during games and… well it goes on, but it’s never dull.
Taking a few lines from their article, they write: “Let’s break some of these numbers down further and look at which players are creating most frequently in open play. No surprises that David Silva comes out on top here creating a chance every 32 minutes in open play and three other players are similar to the most frequent list above: Eriksen, Ozil and Nasri.”
Well worth a look, particularly as David is either top or near the top of almost every list they’ve produced.
If Silva’s well on the way to City legend status, one player who has been well established as a fan idol for more than 15 years – Shaun Goater – is this morning being linked with the vacant Bury job.
The Goat returned to Manchester recently to begin his coaching/management career and the position at Gigg Lane has plenty of appeal according to the Manchester Evening News
Mike Keegan writes: “Manchester City legend Shaun Goater wants to enter management – and kick off his career at Bury.
“M.E.N. Sport can reveal that the 43-year-old has thrown his hat into the ring for the job at Gigg Lane.
“Ronnie Jepson is the Shakers’ caretaker manager until January but the League Two club have been deluged with applications.
“And one of those has come from Maine Road hero Goater, who plundered 103 goals in 189 appearances for the Blues. It is understood that the Bermuda international, who returned to the UK this year, wants to follow former team-mates Uwe Rosler and Paul Dickov into management.
“He has spoken at length with the pair, who manage Brentford and Doncaster respectively, and believes he has what it takes to succeed in the hot-seat.”
Dickov is again mentioned in our final story which links John Guidetti with a loan move to Championship side Doncaster Rovers.
Daniel Cutts, writing in the Daily Mirror reports: “Doncaster boss Paul Dickov is lining up a second loan swoop for Manchester City striker John Guidetti.
“Former Feyenoord loanee Guidetti, 21, wants to leave City in January after not being able to secure a place in Manuel Pellegrini’s first-team.
“Ex-Burnley forward Guidetti, who has just recovered from knee surgery, almost joined Championship side Rovers in the summer.“Sweden international Guidetti, who has made just one appearance for City, said: ‘I want to play football. Whether that is at Manchester City or somewhere else, I do not know.’”