Mario Mandžukić (12 Viewers)

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Boksic

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May 11, 2005
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Box to box striker? Isnt that a bit far fetched, inventing a fancy pseudo role, to try to justify that we have a striker, who doesnt really strike or touch the ball? Previous game he also had some involvement in defense as we all saw. Id rather that he stay in the box, where he actually has some skills in the air and an okay conversion. He is often missing in there. Where the hell is he at this point in the game, out for a hotdog?
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I'm pretty sure Mandzukic played a key role in opening up the defence to start this move by drawing an opposition defender on the right touchline and flicking the ball inside for a runner whilst getting fouled from behind/taking the opposition defender out of the game in the process.

There is a lot more to football than statistics and highlights of the end of moves. If you want to understand where a player is positioned in a move you need to view the phases before.

Mandzukic adds so much to this team that won't be seen on a statistic.
 

juve103423

Senior Member
Mar 22, 2010
949
I'm pretty sure Mandzukic played a key role in opening up the defence to start this move by drawing an opposition defender on the right touchline and flicking the ball inside for a runner whilst getting fouled from behind/taking the opposition defender out of the game in the process.

There is a lot more to football than statistics and highlights of the end of moves. If you want to understand where a player is positioned in a move you need to view the phases before.

Mandzukic adds so much to this team that won't be seen on a statistic.
Ofcouse there is more to it, we all know that. But it is usually the very rare exception where you have a player who sucks on all production metrics and still is a key player for one of the best teams in football history. By that logic, we can't objectively rate any football player whatsoever.

Whatever it is he does, it is a hard fact that he is extremely isolated from the ball.
What is left is disagreement about how much he runs and opens up space for others. I find it hard to believe/understand that he can be such an important factor with intelligent runs, if he never has or does something with the ball. That is what is left for disagreement. Khedira has much higher measurable output, but contrary Mandzukic, he is mocked as a disgusting useless player. Its interesting.
 

s4tch

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Mar 23, 2015
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Whatever it is he does, it is a hard fact that he is extremely isolated from the ball.
okay, how the fuck can anyone be the 2nd best scorer in the league for any team, and give 2nd most assists, while being EXTREMELY ISOLATED from the ball? please explain. thanks.

while at it, please find me finally some other strikers with a similar goal tally + similar defensive contribution. thanks. both are easy questions, you don't need 40000 characters to explain. make a point finally without sounding like a broken record. can you do that?
 

Boksic

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May 11, 2005
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Ofcouse there is more to it, we all know that. But it is usually the very rare exception where you have a player who sucks on all production metrics and still is a key player for one of the best teams in football history. By that logic, we can't objectively rate any football player whatsoever.

Whatever it is he does, it is a hard fact that he is extremely isolated from the ball.
What is left is disagreement about how much he runs and opens up space for others. I find it hard to believe/understand that he can be such an important factor with intelligent runs, if he never has or does something with the ball. That is what is left for disagreement. Khedira has much higher measurable output, but contrary Mandzukic, he is mocked as a disgusting useless player. Its interesting.
The thing is, you say of course there is more to it.But you clearly don't see it given that you use a short highlight as an example to your point.

I rebutted the example by explaining that Mandzukic started the move out wide and opened up the defence with his pass, yet you respond by saying that he does not open up space for others and cannot do something with the ball the absolute opposite of what I just said happened.

It is now clear that you are obviously trying not to see what he brings/trolling and there is absolutely no point in discussing Mandzukic with you.
 

Post Ironic

Senior Member
Feb 9, 2013
27,645
okay, how the fuck can anyone be the 2nd best scorer in the league for any team, and give 2nd most assists, while being EXTREMELY ISOLATED from the ball? please explain. thanks.

while at it, please find me finally some other strikers with a similar goal tally + similar defensive contribution. thanks. both are easy questions, you don't need 40000 characters to explain. make a point finally without sounding like a broken record. can you do that?
The best part of it all is that Mandzukic will continue starting; continue being a fan favourite; continue being praised by Allegri, by management, by his teammates, by pundits; continue being a large contributor to the team's success...

...and to provide amusement for all, one or two irrelevant phaggots on Tuz will continue endlessly bitching and crying about him. :lol3:
 

campionesidd

Senior Member
Mar 16, 2013
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lol, crazy reactions and insults from super triggered post_ironic once again.

If you read carefully what I write, then you will see that nowhere do I claim that I am bringing the full account of all publicly available stats on Mandzukic. You are being ridiculous to believe I tried to run a peer review of a Mandzukic study here. So claiming that I am cherry picking or that I could have checked this site and that site and this very particular stat, is a bit absurd. You can bring them if they are relevant and significant compared to the rest of them, that we already have availbable. I added some examples, including tackles and interceptions which were some of the things mentioned as his strengths, so how is that cherry picking. I asked you guys to check his stats, one by one on whoscored (or whatever site that provides them) and notice how he is in the far bottom, on 9 out of 10 (90% of them). I didnt try to hide that he has scored an okay amount of goals and assists, or what it is you try to claim. You are not being objective enough or reading carefully enough, you just get ahead of yourself, in childish manner, nothing new about post_ironic.

To do the hard work, and make sure I am not accused of falsifying data, cherry picking or other great tuz scams, here, summing the basic stats up:
- okay amount of goals per min (2nd in team in Serie A, but Dybala winning it in CL)
- okay amount of assists per min (top 2-6, shared position in Serie A, nothing in CL)
- lower shots per game than most of our starters (#7 in the team)
- highest amount of arials
- number 9 in successfull tackles in the team (despite being our defending striker)
- number 16 best in interceptions
- 12 in passes blocked
- 7 in crosses blocked
- 12 in shots blocked
- 16th most dribbles (less than Szczesny in CL lol)
- 22th most passes, right above Perin and Szczesny
- 11th most keypasses

What else did I miss?
Did you find distance covered per 90min? would love to see it.
Do you make these dumb posts so everyone else can feel good about not being this stupid?
 

s4tch

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Mar 23, 2015
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The best part of it all is that Mandzukic will continue starting; continue being a fan favourite; continue being praised by Allegri, by management, by his teammates, by pundits; continue being a large contributor to the team's success...
funny thing is that while mandzu is not the most technical or skilled player ever, he was a constant starter for every single club he played for. max 'the charlatan' allegri even switched formation to fit him in the starting lineup. mandzu was just lucky that max never checked whoscored i guess. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 

juve103423

Senior Member
Mar 22, 2010
949
You can discuss in private how to get back into this. It clearly knocked the wind out of you and you dont know how to explain the numbers with the theories you provided so far. Most of it has been debunked, and instead of being man enough to admit that you might have been wrong about some things (like ridiculing me for stating that he doesnt run more than the other players in our team), then you group together with more stupid insults and jokes.
Not a single comment on Mandzukic being one of our most static players lol.

But take it easy, I never tried to say he was piss poor. I have been saying that he is a tall bloke with good aerial abilities and a quite decent conversion with what he gets served in front of goal, pluss he creates some randomness due to his random appearances in attack and defense from time to time. Im just not giving in for the superman picture being painted of him in here. I consider him an Allegri favourite (a useful one when used right), just like he also favors Khedira, whom we all seemingly hate.
 

zizinho

Senior Member
Apr 14, 2013
43,426
Not a single comment on Mandzukic being one of our most static players lol.
because its quite irrelevant. we all know Mandzu plays the most important games at 100%, so average stats are just your meaningless attempt at discrediting him again. tactically he plays his role, and is pacing himself to perfection every season. only a fool would complain
 

campionesidd

Senior Member
Mar 16, 2013
6,841
because its quite irrelevant. we all know Mandzu plays the most important games at 100%, so average stats are just your meaningless attempt at discrediting him again. tactically he plays his role, and is pacing himself to perfection every season. only a fool would complain
Lazily jogging back and forth meanings nothing, and meters covered per 90 is a pretty useless stat for forwards. What's more important is how he Mandzukic helps during both phases: offensive and defensive. Very few players have the defensive work rate of Mandzu.
 

Post Ironic

Senior Member
Feb 9, 2013
27,645
because its quite irrelevant. we all know Mandzu plays the most important games at 100%, so average stats are just your meaningless attempt at discrediting him again. tactically he plays his role, and is pacing himself to perfection every season. only a fool would complain
Was Man of the match against Roma, Napoli, Valencia in the first half of the season according to his precious whoscored and man of the match against Roma, Napoli, Milan according to Lega Serie A official records. 4 of our most important matches this year.

Goals or assists against Napoli, Inter, Milan, Roma, Lazio, Atalanta, Valencia already. :delpiero:
 

zizinho

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Apr 14, 2013
43,426
Lazily jogging back and forth meanings nothing, and meters covered per 90 is a pretty useless stat for forwards. What's more important is how he Mandzukic helps during both phases: offensive and defensive. Very few players have the defensive work rate of Mandzu.
its simple, there is 2 sides of the ball, offense and defense. just picture Mandzukic when we have the ball and what is he doing then? running around the midfield? and how many games of the 50 we play are against bottom ~10 serie A sides, where we hold the ball for majority of the game? its so simple but ProMoggi refuses to think for a moment and will only use stats as evidence
 

Post Ironic

Senior Member
Feb 9, 2013
27,645
Lazily jogging back and forth meanings nothing, and meters covered per 90 is a pretty useless stat for forwards. What's more important is how he Mandzukic helps during both phases: offensive and defensive. Very few players have the defensive work rate of Mandzu.
Yep, he plays a position where he is frequently standing around in or near the box when we hold possession and try to build up the attack. It's pretty clear from Allegri's tactics that Mario isn't supposed to be back running around the pitch trying to build up play while we have the ball. Which makes it obvious that he would run less than midfield players in matches where we have a lot of possession and teams our sitting back. Allegri wants him in the box, to get on the end of crosses and through balls put in, etc.

But it's also quite obvious, that in the sections of the matches where the other team is in the ascendancy and creating chances (usually the minority), that is when Mario does most have running and hard work, tracking back, making tackles and interceptions, helping the team defend.

But, ya know. Apparently average metres is most important. Because really jogging around in midfield passing the ball from player to player, as we control possession really shows much more hard work. :baus:

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its simple, there is 2 sides of the ball, offense and defense. just picture Mandzukic when we have the ball and what is he doing then? running around the midfield? and how many games of the 50 we play are against bottom ~10 serie A sides, where we hold the ball for majority of the game? its so simple but ProMoggi refuses to think for a moment and will only use stats as evidence
You beat me to it. :lol:

He's in or around the box, waiting for the team to put balls in for him to make runs onto. Which is the majority of matches we play, pretty much any team outside top 5 in Serie A or in the CL group stage. Of course he's going to cover less ground than those tasked with running around in midfield and on the flanks building up play.
 

zizinho

Senior Member
Apr 14, 2013
43,426
Yep, he plays a position where he is frequently standing around in or near the box when we hold possession and try to build up the attack. It's pretty clear from Allegri's tactics that Mario isn't supposed to be back running around the pitch trying to build up play while we have the ball. Which makes it obvious that he would run less than midfield players in matches where we have a lot of possession and teams our sitting back. Allegri wants him in the box, to get on the end of crosses and through balls put in, etc.

But it's also quite obvious, that in the sections of the matches where the other team is in the ascendancy and creating chances (usually the minority), that is when Mario does most have running and hard work, tracking back, making tackles and interceptions, helping the team defend.

But, ya know. Apparently average metres is most important. Because really jogging around in midfield passing the ball from player to player, as we control possession really shows much more hard work. :baus:

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You beat me to it. :lol:

He's in or around the box, waiting for the team to put balls in for him to make runs onto. Which is the majority of matches we play, pretty much any team outside top 5 in Serie A or in the CL group stage. Of course he's going to cover less ground than those tasked with running around in midfield and on the flanks building up play.
Ok, we debunked this one. whats next @juve103423 heatmaps?
 

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