I'm the Urban sPaceman

whitestreak

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was a song in '68 by Bonzo Dog doodah band....

We lost bonzo this summer, and failed to sign a perceived speedy forward. It left a bad taste in my mouth.

So taking a leaf out of Danny Rose's book I thought I would google to see who the current speed merchants were in the EPL

from fairly respectable sources with real research.

Measured in a scientific way ie who was the fastest in a season in the EPL and by club over a couple of seasons.

I found the results stunning, as very few of the so called real speed merchants would have added much to our team, and some of them were already there!

Or we had got rid of:-

The differences were tiny But the list contained names like Lennon, Caulker Routledge,Janssen Ericksen and Sissoko.in addition to Walker!

The differences were tiny, so guess the old adage of the "first couple of yards are in his head holds true..."

To put into perspective Bolt is 10 Kph quicker than anyone and the range for the rest is around about 1.5 KPH

Shane Long was generally the quickest except for Sissoko



so , I attached some links, see for yourselves it's quite an eye opener!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/competitions/premier-league/11525027/The-top-20-fastest-players-in-the-Premier-League-revealed.html?frame=3261256

https://talksport.com/football/fastest-players-premier-league-top-10-ranked-top-speed-reached-2016-17-season-170620243653?p=9

http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/764539/Premier-League-fastest-players-sportgalleries

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/623388/Premier-League-fastest-players-2016-17-season-sprint-speed-sportgalleries

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/premier-leagues-20-fastest-players-9135788

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/who-fastest-five-players-each-9746955

KPH
Willian, 34.51
Eden Hazard, 34.45
Pedro, 34.43
Michy Batshuayi, 34.08
Victor Moses, 33.97

Kyle Walker, 35.18
Vincent Janssen, 34.69
Moussa Sissoko, 34.56 (35.2) at Toon
Victor Wanyama, 34.39
Harry Kane, 34.3


Leroy Sané, 34.73
Jesús Navas, 34.65
Raheem Sterling, 34.51
Fernandinho, 34.14
John Stones, 33.99


Sadio Mané, 34.75
Nathaniel Clyne, 34.73
Alberto Moreno, 34.66
Jordan Henderson, 34.57
Divock Origi, 34.54





from Last seasons top 4

looking at that we do not lack pace
we may lack quick feet or quick minds or skill

In fact breaking it down further 0.2 KPH difference is 200 meters per hour or 3.33 meters per minute or in feet 10 feet per minute

or about 2 inches per second...if my math is right
 

Archibald&Crooks

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So....a thread about pace directly next to a thread entitled 'lets talk about pace'............

We won't talk about the (obvious) misuse of industrial solvents :D
 

whitestreak

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So....a thread about pace directly next to a thread entitled 'lets talk about pace'............

We won't talk about the (obvious) misuse of industrial solvents :D
We can as they used to say "anyone who remembers the 60s was n't there' (y)

However I actually just wanted to do an objective piece, that was stand alone and not really on the same basis.
Ie coming from an entirely different direction.

I was trying to look at facts not opinions.... and as you know better than anyone from Moderating us lot
opinions tend to obscure facts..........
All in my opinion;)
 

Archibald&Crooks

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We can as they used to say "anyone who remembers the 60s was n't there' (y)

However I actually just wanted to do an objective piece, that was stand alone and not really on the same basis.
Ie coming from an entirely different direction.

I was trying to look at facts not opinions.... and as you know better than anyone from Moderating us lot
opinions tend to obscure facts..........
All in my opinion;)
I didn't get any of that :D

If the debate is about pace then at any point someone could post an opinion that's 'coming from a different direction' but on topic.

But meh, sniff away :D
 

Rocksuperstar

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If my addled brain serves, and that's what I'm relying on cos I'm too lazy to go look, wasnt Anthony Gardener one of our quickest? Kid had a choice - athletics or football, he chose football then discovered that yeah, he could move like a sports bike but put a ball at his feet and he moved like continental drift.
 
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