Points Tracker and Player Ratings updates…..

Well, take a good look at my face
You see my smile looks out of place
If you look closer it’s easy to trace
The tracks of my tears

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

Lots of tracks, no tears…

Many thanks to Sam for updaing the Points Tracker to include all 7 of the Championship games so far played.

For those of you unaware of who Sam is, he’s my long-suffering son – an even more avid (and far more knowledgeable) Cov supporter than I am. 

The Points Tracker kind of does what it says on the tin, namely tracks the win/draw/bonus points earned against teams in the Championship this season with those in the corresponding fixtures last season so  you can quickly determine the progress (or otherwise) year-on-year. It does not include Cup games.

So, after the win against Nottingham at the weekend, in the 7 games played this season we have taken 8 more points than from the same games last season (swapping Newcastle for London Irish this time round)– which is further proof, if proof were needed, of the progress Cov are currently making.

It also reinforces just how important the loss/gain of a bonus point could be.

Values Matches 18/19 Points 19/20 Points
Home 3 8 13
Away 4 6 9
Total 7 14 22

A slightly more detailed version of the table can be found below, breaking the points tracker down game by game. The only real blip is that opening game against Jersey, other than that we fared at least as well in every game.

Date Home/Away Vs 18/19 Points 19/20 Points
12/10/2019 Away Jersey 5 1
19/10/2019 Home Bedford Blues 5 5
27/10/2019 Away Yorkshire Carnegie 0 5
02/11/2019 Away Ealing Trailfinders 1 3
09/11/2019 Home Doncaster Knights 1 4
17/11/2019 Away Newcastle Falcons 0 0
21/12/2019 Home Nottingham 2 4
Total 14 22

I just feel it’s a really useful, and simple, way of tracking the club’s progress (or otherwise) and if there are any doubters still out there, then this is the kind of information that should put their worries to rest, at least for the time being.

Sam must be suffering from an overdose of bonhomie at the moment as he has also updated the average player ratings (see below). These include all the ratings, for both the Cup and Championship, as they appeared in The Rugby Paper. It comes with a slight caveat in that when games are played on a Sunday, no ratings are available (for obvious reasons), so there are two sets of ratings missing – those for Yorkshire Carnegie and Newcastle Falcons.

The average ratings do make it possible to check player form, in very general terms, over the course of the season.

I appreciate they are a) subjective – being the view solely of the person at TRP compiling them and b) include both players who have started  games and those who have come off the bench, which is the reason why Sam has separated them into ‘Start’ and ‘Sub'(stitute) columns, in addition to providing the overall rating.

The longer the season goes on, the more interesting the data will become, but already certain players are showing greater consistency and better form than others. Just how much they confirm or otherwise readers’ own views I’m not sure, but certainly had someone asked me to list the players whose performances might be in the top six or eight in the table, I don’t think I would have been too far out.

It would be interesting to hear what others feel.

With the MVP poll results due out from tomorrow onwards, I wonder how close they will match up with these ratings?

Anyway, as always I am indebted to Sam for his efforts – I’d still be trying to add up individual scores on a calculator had it been left to me.

Thanks, Sam.

Start Sub Total Average of Rating Total Appearances
Name Avg. Rating Starts Avg. Rating Off   the Bench
Luc Jeannot                    8.00                          2                    7.00                          1                    7.67                          3
Henry Purdy                    7.25                          4                    7.25                          4
Rory Jennings                    7.20                        10                    7.20                        10
Ryan Burrows                    7.25                          8                    6.00                          1                    7.11                          9
Will Flinn                    8.00                          1                    6.00                          1                    7.00                          2
Luke Wallace                    7.17                          6                    6.00                          1                    7.00                          7
Jack Ram                    7.40                          5                    6.25                          4                    6.89                          9
Andrew Bulumakau                    6.75                          4                    6.75                          4
Max Trimble                    6.75                          8                    6.75                          8
Toby Trinder                    6.80                          5                    6.50                          4                    6.67                          9
David Halaifonua                    6.50                          4                    7.00                          2                    6.67                          6
Tony Fenner                    7.00                          2                    6.00                          1                    6.67                          3
Ben Nutley                    7.00                          5                    5.00                          1                    6.67                          6
Dan Lewis                    8.00                          1                    6.00                          2                    6.67                          3
Joe Buckle                    6.75                          4                    6.50                          2                    6.67                          6
Senitiki Nayalo                    6.67                          3                    6.57                          7                    6.60                        10
Pete White                    6.33                          3                    6.71                          7                    6.60                        10
Heath Stevens                    6.38                          8                    7.50                          2                    6.60                        10
Rob Knox                    6.67                          6                    6.00                          1                    6.57                          7
Will Maisey                    6.50                          4                    6.60                          5                    6.56                          9
Phil Boulton                    7.00                          4                    6.29                          7                    6.55                        11
Jimmy Stevens                    6.00                          1                    7.00                          1                    6.50                          2
Tony Fenner                    6.50                          2                    6.50                          2
Ben Adams                    6.00                          1                    7.00                          1                    6.50                          2
Adam Peters                    6.67                          6                    6.00                          2                    6.50                          8
Nile Dacres                    6.63                          8                    6.00                          2                    6.50                        10
Tom Kessell                    6.57                          7                    6.00                          2                    6.44                          9
James Stokes                    6.43                          7                    6.43                          7
Will Owen                    6.40                          5                    6.50                          2                    6.43                          7
Darren Dawiduik                    6.40                          5                    6.00                          1                    6.33                          6
James Gibbons                    6.80                          5                    5.80                          5                    6.30                        10
James Voss                    6.33                          6                    6.00                          1                    6.29                          7
Scott Tolmie                    6.00                          1                    6.33                          6                    6.29                          7
Alex Woolford                    6.33                          6                    6.00                          2                    6.25                          8
Gareth Denman                    6.17                          6                    6.33                          3                    6.22                          9
Sam McNulty                    6.00                          1                    6.00                          1
Scott Russell                    6.00                          1                    6.00                          1
Junior Bulumakau                    6.00                          2                    6.00                          2
David Langley                    6.00                          1                    6.00                          1
Andrew Forsyth                    6.00                          1                    6.00                          1
George Oram                    6.00                          1                    6.00                          1                    6.00                          2

Sue is very much a Motown sort of girl.

This one is for her…apologies for the absence of the Miracles.

The man’s still got it….

 

Author: Tim

3 thoughts on “Points Tracker and Player Ratings updates…..

  1. yes the points haul direct comparisson year per year speaks volumes, as at today Xmas Eve 60% improvement.that means whole team playing sure to same proportion,vast huge change ,upwards from last seasons games.Surely as you go on your travels to away games there were some poor displays last season,its a remarked transformation.Fantastic achievement to whole squad ,coaches,and all involved.looking good for top 2,3,4 final spot.i forgot to mention in the half time sky tv interview the exec did stress the club were also in talks with RFU regarding premiership play offs possible change of one up one down ,and the possible fable rumour of the ring fencing no promos-relegs full stop!.yes the cricket dashes matches bamboozled me. if thats going ahead very good idea a full all year round usage of the pitch and facilties, should that occur would not be surprised even if a hockey club approach Cov, to use pitch facilities,you will never know! it is all majestic forward thinking.
    thanks for all your live reports all season as spend more time living away from Cov these days but come back regularly not always at weekends. its most welcome to see running info of live games,occassionally main Cov site does running commentary but not every game.and we back on SKY TV again
    Hartpury v Cov end of January 25th 1430pm…the rugby world certainly taking notice of Cov.Yes CP wrecked our second spot at xmas with their 6-0 win.Make it my new years resolution to give up Cornish Pasties for good gone off them.All best merry Christmas and happy new year to you and whole family ,cheers.

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