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11-01-2012, 01:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Iain Fyffe View Post
No that's correct. This means that his stats are divided by a smaller number, since more is taken away from the denominator. And understanding of basic arithmetic tells us that dividing by a smaller number produces a higher result. It isn't complicated.
Yes, once I got the time to sit down (damned kids wanting candy every 2 minutes ) and actually ran the numbers, I saw where I was going wrong. I apologize wholeheartedly.

That still doesn't change my point about averaging and the increasing inaccuracy produced the further away from the median you go.

Like I said, I'll go through all of this and respond.
Obviously I don't want to jump the gun again (and look like an idiot again heh) so I'll make sure I have everything in order before posting.
Most likely on the weekend when I will have the proper time needed.

One thing I will mention right now though is about the previously entered stats about ST goals increasing by 5.3%.
A) That 5.3% doesn't make much ground on the actual % of scoring done by top tier players today compared to the 80's.
B) The Top tier players do not account for 100% of ST scoring.

More at a later date.

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