Mustafaster wrote: SimonB wrote:
eric olthwaite wrote:You people are weird. Scoring twice in injury time tells you that they got lucky on the odd occasion when they were unable to win in 90. It’s not proof of some Godlike characteristic and it won’t happen often.
There is a bit more to it than that. Teams that score in the last few minutes tend, in my opinion, to be fitter than those who don't, tend to have a big more fight in them. Teams like that win.
Now of course these could be two flukes I didn't see the games so cant comment particularly on whether they were flukes or the result of hard work
Aye. fluke goals can occur at any time in a match, from the first minute to the last.
There are very few fluke goals imo.
There are howlers from defenders and deflections, but those aren't flukes as a rule. Somebody has to be there to take advantage of a mistake. Pablo's goal at Blunts wasn't a fluke for example, the mistake was provoked by our players.
Yeboah's thunderbastards weren't flukes even though only 1 in 100 went in.
Getting late goals is a sign that teams keep fighting to the final whistle, have self belief and are fit. There's not much luck involved as a rule.
I'm not talking about 'flukes'. The point is pretty straightforward I'd have thought. Every team / player scores X
% of shots on target (no player or team is 100% successful at conversion, obviously). For the sake of the argument, let's say that chances are equally distributed over 90+ minutes. That means scoring twice in injury time is just a bit of a statistical anomaly, that's all.
Yeah, I know, simplification and there's something in the idea of a mindset about playing to the whistle and about being fit etc, but y'all still reading too much into it as A Thing.
Norwich haven't had a blip yet. They will. As far as I'm aware, they've not had critical injury issues yet either. They will.