We saw the article on Charles N’Zogbia when he zoomed up to 3rd place in the Actim index. So we’ve been looking at the index and we do know that Sam is very keen on the index to gage players performances.
So we’re going to take a lot more notice of this index from now on â€“ and of course are only interested in Newcastle United players.
We think it’s very interesting to see where players position in the index.
Charles N’Zogbia – third most effective player in Premiership to date according to Actim ratings
First of all here’s what the Actim Index is â€“ directly from their site.
Actim Stats are a collection of team, player and match statistics.
They are derived from all the actions that take place during a match, including goals, shots on target, corners, fouls, offsides, passes, tackles, blocks and clearances. The raw data can be used to generate a wide range of tables and statistics such as player profiles, team and player head-to-heads and form guides.
PA Sport gathers match data for every Barclays English Premier League, Coca-Cola Championship and Scottish Premier League game.
The data is gathered by two methods – real-time match analysis and the study of video footage. The real-time analysis is conducted by ex-professional footballers that report on action at the grounds as it happens. Further, more detailed analysis is obtained by studying videos of the matches.
Here are the tables that Actim Index keeps for the English Premier League and these are the latest as of 25th September, 2007.
Top 10 players Name Team Index Score 1 F Fabregas Arsenal 182 2 E Adebayor Arsenal 136 3 C N'Zogbia Newcastle 131 4 N Anelka Bolton 121 5 N Kanu Portsmouth 118 6 M Etherington West Ham 118 7 J Utaka Portsmouth 113 8 R Ferdinand Man Utd 109 9 B Elano Man City 107 10 F Lampard Chelsea 107 Top 5 goalkeepers Name Score Rank Team 1 K Schmeichel 104 12 Man City 2 E Van der Sar 90 22 Man Utd 3 S Harper 86 28 Newcastle 4 J Reina 81 42 Liverpool 5 M Hahnemann 78 47 Reading
Top 5 defenders Name Score Rank Team 1 R Ferdinand 109 8 Man Utd 2 G Clichy 105 11 Arsenal 3 J Lescott 93 19 Everton 4 N Vidic 91 21 Man Utd 5 W Brown 87 24 Man Utd Top 5 midfielders Name Score Rank Team 1 F Fabregas 182 1 Arsenal 2 C N'Zogbia 131 3 Newcastle 3 M Etherington 118 6 West Ham 4 J Utaka 113 7 Portsmouth 5 B Elano 107 9 Man City Top 5 strikers Name Score Rank Team 1 E Adebayor 136 2 Arsenal 2 N Anelka 121 4 Bolton 3 N Kanu 118 5 Portsmouth 4 F Torres 92 20 Liverpool 5 A Voronin 85 32 Liverpool
Now here’s a list of the Newcastle players that are in the top 100 in overall performance – we’d like to see as many of our players in here as possible and with good Actim ratings.
Name Score Rank N'Zogbia 131 3 Harper 86 28 Milner 85 31 Viduka 76 55 Geremi 70 78 Taylor 68 87
Other interesting positions for Newcastle fans:
- Sibierski is ranked 14th with 101 points – knew we should have kept him
- Petr Cech is ranked lower than Harper – Petr’s rank is 48th with 78 points
- Michael Chopra is ranked 50th with 76 points
- Some fella from Wigan, Titus Bramble is ranked 64th with 74 points – ever heard of him?
- Bellamy is ranked 72nd on 72 points
Comments very welcome.