Goal kicks, how effective has a short to go long routine versus a short to stay short routine been during the Premier League 2019/20 season?

Warner, Matthew (2020) Goal kicks, how effective has a short to go long routine versus a short to stay short routine been during the Premier League 2019/20 season? Masters thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

Since the IFAB’s introduction of the new short goal kick law goalkeepers have become key parts of a team’s offensive structure. Goal kicks are an uninterrupted restart of possession that afford the opportunity to rehearse and play out in a choreographed sequence therefore by understanding the impact this ruling has had on the elite game whilst identifying the most effective way to utilise it a significant opportunity arises. Short goal kicks fall into two major categories playing short to stay short or playing short to go long. The study set out to identify the level of each routine’s usage across the premier league and its effectiveness in terms of chance creation. The study involved reviewing all goal kicks from all 292 2019/20 Premier League games up until the Coronavirus suspension. The study was able to ascertain a total of 620 (21.88%) short goal kicks using the new rule occurred 77.6% using the short to short method and 22.4% using the short to go long method. Short goal kicks using the short to short routine were found to be the most effective resulting in 18.10% of possessions ending with a final third entry, 10.4% in a box entry 5.2% ending in a shot and 1.6 finishing with a goal. As opposed to a short to long routine finishing with 8.6%, 3.6%, 2.8% and 0.7% respectively.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: MSc Sports Performance Analysis
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Departments > Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2020 12:59
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2020 12:59
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/5522

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