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Can I see how many times I've hit the woodwork?

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I've been looking everywhere (it feels like) but can't find anywhere that tells me how many times I've hit the woodwork this season. Not in the league nor across all competitions. The reason I'm interested is because the few games I drew/lost this season were all due to me hitting the woodwork so I'd like to compare my woodwork ratio to other teams. It seems to happen more in cups than in the league. My shots on target ratio is 53% and I don't average an insane amount of shots so I'm struggling to identify the problem. If this is not possible to see it really should be added.

EDIT: Without going through the match stats of every single game, of course..

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On your tactic's screen there's a link to analysis. In there look at the shots at goal page, it's on there

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Don't expect it to be reliable though. I've seen it miss several direct strikes on post and cross bar by both teams.

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Might be a useful number to collect throughout the season actually, but as with so many of FM's stats, could be turned into a far more intelligent one quickly. I.e. it speaks to reason that an approach that tends to get a lot of "attempts" off is expected to get more woodwork hits than a more cautious one. Therefore, what it might show over the longer term is how teams who in general tend to get more attempts off, also tend off to get more woodwork hits. To give it added context, there'd need to be at least one further number into taken account, which is the overall shots taken. Add in a bit of basic elementary school Maths, and you won't have the overall number of woodwork hits, but the ratio of woodwork hits, which may be far more telling. For instance, regularly having loads of wood work hits can be perception bias, and in individual matches, surely rotten luck. However a high ratio of woodworks in relation to shots over a longer term oft means that a higher amount of overall shots are taken in limited/compressed space. Indeed, traditionally regularly having loads more woodwork than opponents has been a key sign of an approach compressing space in the opposition third too much. I.e. limited amounts or even no player staying deeper in the attacking phase, forcing players into finishing moves, and/or to a lesser extent, doing the same on the flanks, with all wide players on both always bombing forward, both for no more easy back pass on to recycle/rebuild.


This is similar to many stats in the game, lots of it is numbers crunching but limited context. Does a side score more DFKs because it has chosen the right approach to signing specialist players // match preparation or is it just because it's awarded a ton DFKs -- admittedly, with DFKs it's tough over the course of a single season to draw conclusions, as even specialists oft score no more than 3-5 DFKs which always fluctuates, but you may get the idea. I think there is a place for added stats, intelligent stats, as it can also be linked to assistant advice. However it's tricky, as oft demonstrated how players can get puzzled about something as simple as  "shot/ on target counts", which seem oft confused for "decent scoring opportunity", rather than all borderline hopeless and decent attempts lumped together. Probably not the thing for the more streamlined FM Touch, still fingers crossed for a Pro Stats Zone in the future, as the game forces you to do loads of "busywork" / manual calculations if you yearn for numbers that have become pretty standard fanfare in football: the average amount of shots for/against a match, the same for on target shots, the total shot ratios calculated of those, and more. Which all can also oft give a more rounded impression about how a side plays/performs, and how it compares to other sides in the division.

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Svenc makes a good point about context.  I wonder with all the numbers it presents you with (which the game is almost entirely numbers), does it give you enough tools to make sense of them.  It seems most of the time that it only allows you to collate and view stats on its own terms.

Might be a suggestion for the features forum to ask for a better array of tools built in to analyse the numbers and make comparisons the way you want.

In a lot of cases - like you pointed out about free kicks - being presented with a stat only really tells you one simple fact.  It actually throws up more why and how questions that you need to go away and answer before that stat becomes useful.  I think more could be done to offer manipulation of numbers of the course of a game, a couple of games, a competition, or a season to make comparisons etc.

The stats aren't the end, in most case they're a pointer to an area that needs deeper consideration to make sense of it.

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