Okay, this is suppose to be without commentary. Yeah know since it’s Christmas and all… So, this is going to be short. I’m not trying to push an agenda either way and it’s pretty clear who the better defender. There is context and match-ups as well as other things to consider when looking at these numbers. But what it gives is a rough if not entirely raw data that can help us when evaluating the two players.
Definitions are below with some commentary pertaining to what they bring.
|Minutes||G (s)||CBI||Recoveries||Key Passes||Wage||Age|
|Leo Gonzalez||1377||19 (15)||112||83||6||$65k||32|
|Marc Burch||1824||29 (19)||107||114||20||$125k||28|
(CBI) Clearance: This is a defensive action where a player kicks the ball away from his own goal with no Intended recipient of the ball.
(CBI) Blocked Shot: Any goal attempt heading roughly on target toward goal which is blocked by a defender, where there are other defenders or a goalkeeper behind the blocker.
(CBI) Interception: This is where a player intentionally intercepts a pass by moving into the line of the ball Intended.
Recoveries: This is where a player wins the ball back When it has gone loose or where the ball has been played Directly to him.
Key Passes: The final pass or pass-cum-shot leading to the recipient of the ball having an attempt at goal without scoring.
definitions taken from Opta blog.