Numbers don’t lie as they tell tale of poor campaign
THE numbers to Birmingham City’s campaign don’t make terribly happy reading.
Just eight goals scored in 16 matches, three wins and only one point away from home all season.
Their players’ individual statistics aren’t great either – with only one player having scored more than a single Championship goal.
Nevertheless, a couple have risen above the morass to lead statistical categories.
Goals – Jacques Maghoma 2 Che Adams actually leads the way in all competitions with his hat-trick against Crawley giving him four for the season. But in league competition Maghoma’s strikes against Burton and Bristol City – getting on for three months ago – put him top of the charts.
Assists – Four players 1 Jota has actually got more assists than any other Blues player, with three. However, all of them came before he moved from Brentford. Maghoma, Craig Gardner, Cheikh Ndoye and Michael Morrison have one apiece.
Clean sheets – Tomasz Kuszczak 3
David Stockdale managed one. Kuszczak has benefited from a far more defensive approach.
Passes – David Davis 512 Maxime Colin has actually made more passes than any other Blues player – but many of his 533 came in his five games for Brentford. Next up it’s David Davis.
Shots – Cheikh Ndoye 22 This category includes headers. Still no goals for the Senegalese midfielder yet, though.
Chances – David Davis 14 Once again Jota has actually created more opportunities this season – many of his 16 coming for Bees. Unfortunately a team-mate is yet to convert any of the 14 opportunities Davis has manufactured.
Crosses – David Cotterill 34 A decent total from the Welsh winger – especially given the fact he has only made seven appearances this season, including one at right back. Overall Jota has the highest total this term with 46 crosses.
Clearances – Michael Morrison 81
The centre back has made more appearances than Harlee Dean and Marc Roberts, both of whom average more per minute played.