• I was thinking...
    If a right footed winger plays on the right he will give you more assists if that player moves to the left would he then provide less assists and more goals, ofcourse dependant on the player and vice versa for left footed wingers.

    Can you think in a way to invest in a certain type of winger if you are looking for assists or goals. Ofcourse there are wingers who score, but can that influence what you invest in? If you are looking for assist from wingers would you go for right footed playing on right? And then goals right footer on left ok thats me over thinking. Anyway enjoy your wednesday.

  • @Sebastian So you want high performance points. Well it doesn't really matter if they have two left feet playing on either flank. You have two options. Players which are consistently scoring high average scores to increase chance of PB dividends (cost is higher), or you look for players which have the best ROI vs their share price. Quagliarella is a great example, very low price due to age but this season having great amount of goals and assists relatively to price. Making good value.

  • the old fashioned chalk on your boots winger is perhaps a little dated these days.. players and formations are more flexible with position in possession and you don't really see the likes of Dale Gordon and Tony Daley getting to the bye-line to whip crosses in for the likes of Robert Rosario and Ian Ormandroyd to nod home... Very rarely do teams play traditional 4-4-2, wingers often likely to play as second strikers, false nines or cross over flanks often during the game. Nowadays when a winger does get to the bye line, rather than getting crosses in they are more likely to pass back to his full back, who then passes back to the centre half and they build again...

    That said going back way back when you've always had right footed players on the left wing (Finney when Matthews played for England) and vice-versa along with those that like to cut inside and shoot, or those that prefer to beat a man on the outside... I remember Franz Carr playing on either flank with as much success, nobody knew what was his best foot so he could cut in or go outside.. Kingsley Black predominantly left footed, he could play on the right and liked to cut in scoring a couple of crackers in the process.. Black played wide right becacuse Ian Woan was on the left, even though he was a winger he also liked to pick the ball up centrally and unleash. This allowed his full back Stuart Pearce to basically have the complete left flank to himself...

    It really is all down to the players ability and thought process... and perhaps a bit down to the particular teams tactic too?

    Take Raheem Sterling... he plays on the left and cuts inside with a curling right footed shot... but when he switches to the right he makes late runs into the box to get in goalscoring positions... It doesn't seem to matter where he plays, he's a good player.

    Mo Salah.. he plays on the left and cuts in to start moves... plays on the right and goes across the keeper with his shots... plays down the centre equally as effective off the shoulders of the centre halves...

    Is Marcus Rashford a winger when he's asked to do a job wide for United? Not traditionally perhaps? But he's a goalscorer.. so more likely to get you a goal than say someone more traditional in that position?

    More traditional wingers may be like Jadon Sancho.. he's very clever and plays in between the full back and centre half.. he's always looking for the next pass so when he gets in the final third rather than shoot he may look to square it.. this builds his assists over goals..

    Obviously we still have a couple of teams playing more the old fashioned way, think Burnley, Cardiff, Dwight McNeil, Junior Hoilet, very direct getting to the line and putting crosses in but equally happy to have a pop shot from distance.

    A lot of players who i see as wingers though these days play in different positions. Richarlison is an example who played out wide for Watford scoring five goals before moving into a more central role at Everton and has already scored 13? Is that down to him.... or is that down more to where he's being asked to play and what he's being asked to do?

    When buying for PB purposes I would ignore all the above and simply 'buy a particular teams best player.. that way they will always have the best chance of that team to win you your dividend... regardless of where they play?

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