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Re: Seeking Information
Post Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:30 pm
Posted by Bulls Boy 2011 on Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:30 pm
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I use the definitive source - Bradford Northern - The History 1863-1989 by Nigel Williams. Nigel was the "guru" of the stats and the official club statistician for years. Unfortunately nobody at the club seems to know where he is now. We have his book which has stats on everything for that period.

I'm trying to get that down electronically and am working on adding stats the period where he left off until now and ongoing. It'd be good to get stuff on wikipedia updated for our players. I can provide the stats if you can be bothered updating them?


Ah right. I'll have to figure out how to reference that properly on Wikipedia. Slightly different than my uni referencing haha! But yeah I don't mind, it will take time though :) But I don't mind having this as a side project for the season :)
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Re: Seeking Information
Post Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:35 pm
Posted by Bullseye on Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:35 pm
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Great. I'll post the stats on the board. It can be a useful discussion thread too as all sorts comes up when you start to research them.

Anyway, that book doesn't have an ISBN. It was a very small print run in 1989. Nigel himself still holds copyright, so I'm not re-producing any of it anywhere. It is however a base point for ongoing stats.
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Re: Seeking Information
Post Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:41 pm
Posted by thepimp007 on Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:41 pm
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Dont know if im allowed to do this but this site has a every super league season from 97 except 2005 for some reason, in its archive files

http://www.rugby-league-world.com/archive.htm
Re: Seeking Information
Post Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:24 am
Posted by Bulliac on Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:24 am
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Bullseye wrote:
Ok for SL stats but not pre SL.

For instance the Mumby stats for Bradford are way out. They should read as follows:

580 Appearances.
8 Substitute appearances.
84 Tries
779 Goals
0 Drop Goals
1828 Points.


There is a gap in the on-line stuff, at least, I haven't been able to fill it.

There are different ways of working too. Nigel never included 'friendly' games in his appearances whilst others, (particularly lately) seem to do. Nigel always considered 'substitute' or appearances from the bench, as a separate column in his lists, whist the more modern practice seems to be to include the full 17 as 'appearances'. With the older players you have to be careful about 3 and 4 point tries too, not to mention 2 point drop goals. all in all it is extremely difficult to compare older lists with the newer ones.
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Re: Seeking Information
Post Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:17 am
Posted by Bullseye on Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:17 am
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Thankfully Nigel's book is very clear in the stats and takes into account the changes in points for tries and drop goals over the years.

He includes friendlies in his records of games played but they don't count as first class games.

The point about sub appearances is worth bearing in mind. Before thd game went 17 a side subs were seen as less important. That's changed a fair bit now.
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Post Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:05 pm
Posted by Bulls Boy 2011 on Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:05 pm
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Bullseye wrote:
Thankfully Nigel's book is very clear in the stats and takes into account the changes in points for tries and drop goals over the years.

He includes friendlies in his records of games played but they don't count as first class games.

The point about sub appearances is worth bearing in mind. Before thd game went 17 a side subs were seen as less important. That's changed a fair bit now.


To be fair, on Wikipedia we include League, Cup, Playoff and WCC games. No friendlies. And the subs are integrated with appearances and not as a separate column as you say they are fairly important these days and give as much to the game as the starting 13.
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