So what, Matuidi isn't a passing liability with his 92%?
It's a fair point, but it ain't that simple. Matuidi isn't a liability because of his passing alone, hes a liability all round, his passing is pretty decent in general and you'd expect his passing to find its mark most of the time, it's just that he has moments where he forgets how to play over over complicates things so his game takes a hit. But it isn't his passing flat out thats a liability, it's him.
He fails basic passes stupidly often
Technically, if you just look at that statistic yourself, you'd see that there isn't room for it to be that often, statistically he missplaces passes much less than other players something like 2? a game, so it can't be that often.
It doesn't mean a thing because the stat is inflated by a 50+ three yard sideways passes per game.
Oh but it does. Because thats his job, and it's saying he has a pretty reliable success at doing his job.
Pre-conceived notions trump what he's actually doing then? Okay.
Definition: an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence.
I don't know if you are implying that hes just been assigned high passing stats since his southampton days based on lack of evidence, or you just used the wrong term here?
I'll just assume you meant, his past trumps what hes doing now? Well, with limited playing time and questionable form, yeah. When a player gets adequate playing time, and it's clearly not a form issue anymore then we take action.
ust keeps possession with the simplest of passes, rarely anything daring,
Not sure if you realize this, but you just summed up a DLP's job. What are you expecting here? Ever heard of Busquets? Should I knock down his 90's passing because of what you just said?
If you watch his highlights vs Feyernood last week
I watched it already, and I just watched it again to see what your on about. He doesn't do anything out of the ordinary, he keeps it short and simple, don't think he even misplaced a single pass. The thing is, thats a DLP's job, but when you watch them closely, and players like Schneiderlin, you'll see some beautiful passes here and there when they need connect play in a harder position. Depending on the player this can be very seldmon, doesn't mean they aren't a quality passer, butsquets is the best example of this there is. And you don't just drop from a high aptitude passer to a lower one, that just doesn't happen, we ain't fifa.
pretty regularly fucks up a 10 yard pass.
Again, statictialy there isn't room for that to happen.
And while I'm on it, that isn't an indication of bad accuracy, some players just switch off, some are just needlessly reckless in terms of making passes... taking no time or effort to set them up, just hit them in whatever way they come at them... this can lead to misplaced easy passes, but it isn't an indication of poor accuracy. Some of the best passer in the world are like this.
Again, I think you just don't understand how we rate things here. Many times I'll see you ask for a decrease of a players key stats, where they havn't declined in that area, just because they aren't in the best of form. Thats not how we rate things, we are not FIFA and we don't use anything like this to rate players. Poor form or good form, we rate a player based on what they show over a prologned period of time. This means if a player is poor form an extreme long time, and shows a high aptitude of trapping, they will be rated for what they've shown in that area. If they then have a crazy run of great form, the tech value won't change, as it's already correctly rated, the form isn't really relevant to it. Unless they jump from one extreme to the other, but in this example that didn't happen.
And really, Mourinho would never send him to bench for Fellaini if he was this kind of player anymore.
Sorry but HAHAHHAHA. That logic... let me apply it to some nice momemnts of his managerial carrer.
And really, Mourinho would never play Eto'o as a sideback if he was this kind of Striker anymore.
And really, Mourinho would never let go of Kevin De Bruyne if he was that good.
How about I apply it to Pirlo?
And really, Allegri would never let go of Pirlo if he was that good. Do I need to go on?
A manager not playing/calling a player has no bearing on their stats whatsoever. All through out football history incredible players have been iced out of teams, not played, played rotation roles, not even called for the NT, because managers are either stupid, ignorant, wrong, upset with the player, player doesn't fit in their plans, other players have more fitting qualities for their style etc etc. None of it has a bearing on their abilities.
I ain't saying Schneiderlin doesn't need decreases, he hasn't been this good since he joined united. But your logic and reasoning really doesn't line up with how we rate things here.