Conconuts wrote:BUt if you compare the EPL keepers to the ones of the Buli, there would be 11 guys with better Keeper Skills than Benaglio, 16 guys with a higher jump,13 with higher Defence and even 17! with higher Responce. And this is without taking the ones with same value into calculation.
I don't think that represents the true performance of the top Buli keepers, as they would be just as good as an average EPL keeper, or even worse.
Firstly, I'm going to be re-evaluating Benaglio in the next couple of days as, like you've said, he's had a storming season. Bear in mind that the stats were originally created before he had played a game for Wolfsburg
Secondly, the "average" of an EPL keeper has changed a lot lately. Keepers in the Premier League tend to be bought from clubs outside of the Premier League, with very few actually being reared from the academy themselves. This means that the standard of "average" has been raised, so this can potentially mean that the "average" Premier League keeper is more likely better than the "average" keeper of other leagues. Besides, what keepers do you percieve to be "average" in the Premier League? Gomes? James? Sorensen?
Thirdly, stop looking at individual stats. It's the culmination of every vital keeper skill stat that quanitifies whether a keeper is decent. Some of those guys may have a really high Keeper Skills but could be low in their Defence, Response and Team Work. You can't just make a sweeping generalisation.
And Kevski, would that go down well then? An advice post on stats for a Keeper?