The Width of a Post podcast #36: Is it a blip, a slowdown or a slump?

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The new Width of a Post podcast is now available. Jason McKeown, Tim Penfold and Alex Scott assess Bradford City’s recent slowdown in results – or do we call it something else? – and debate whether a promotion charge is still possible.

Also on this episode:

  • Which players are impressing, and is the squad too reliant on certain individuals?
  • Who should play in goal – Richard O’Donnell or Sam Hornby?
  • Which January signings have made the biggest impact and who are we still expecting more from?
  • And after nearly a year now of living in lockdown, we reflect on how Bradford City has positively contributed to our mental wellbeing during these difficult times.

You can listen below and it will also be on iTunes:

The stats behind City’s season so far

During the podcast, we discuss some of the numbers behind the Bantams season and what they tell us about performances. Here are some of the stats that we chew over.

Bradford City 2020/21 League Two performance

Average per game League Two rank
Shots 10.6 18th
Shots on target 4.1 8th
Shots faced 12.8 21st
Tackles 15.7 4th
Catch opposition offside 2.2 1st
Possession 50.3% 12th
Passes attempted 392.1 8th
Pass completion 68.1% 10th

All stats by WhoScored.com

Standout City performers

Average per game League Two rank
Callum Cooke Pass success 82.7% 4th best player in L2
Elliot Watt Passes attempted 53.2 3rd
Danny Rowe Shots outside box 1.5 7th
Niall Canavan Shots blocked 1.2 2nd
Richard O’Donnell Saves made 3.2 4th
Paudie O’Connor Defensive blocks 0.9 9th

All stats by WhoScored.com

Who should play in goal for City?

2020/21 Richard O’Donnell Sam Hornby
Appearances 20 13
Average goals conceded 1.25 1
Clean sheets 2 5
Average saves made 3.2 1.4
Pass success 49% 34.1%
Average accurate long passes 7 8.8
Average accurate short passes 7.1 2.3

Last four rows by WhoScored.com



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