- May 24, 2007
Ah, OK.The stats were only for home games, the reason being it's games at Anfield where I believe we're being harshly treated.
Personally I think it’s great that you put the time into doing this, but the very nature of football makes an exercise like this virtually impossible. You can’t prove anything ether way.
What is meant by ‘game changing’? In football every kick of the ball is game changing. And penalties are rarely black and white either. How many were stonewall? How many were marginal? How many required a favour from the ref? How many did the linesman give? What about the style of play?
There are so many variables here that you could go mad trying account for them all.
As Quicksand says you just have to use the evidence of your own eyes, but the problem with this is that if 90% of the football your eyes see is LFC, that will shape your perceptions. My eyes tell me that Liverpool get harshly treated by referees. But my eyes also saw a ghost once. My brain tells me there is no such thing as ghosts and it was something else. My brain tells me that whatever bias does exist, it’s probably not as bad as we think it is.