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09-22-2012, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
You're forgetting to consider the increase in league size from 1982 to 2012. 21 teams vs 30 teams. With 30 total teams, there will be many more games and thus many more total goals, so of course the top 10 players will score a significantly lower percentage of the total goals. A study like this needs to be based on average goals per game, not total goals.

Appreciate the effort - I do think the effect of outliers on the group is something worth studying
TY. That's another reason why I like percentages. 10% is 10% regardless of the size each group. It's unfortunate that I didn't have the data to use a percentage instead of a number to compare those seasons. But my point was to illustrate the value of looking at outliers. IMHO looking at and within the top 10 or top 10% of a single season should make that point.

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