Aaron Ramsey and the 6/10

Aaron Ramsey and the 6/10
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 14: Aaron Ramsey of Rangers attempts a shot on target during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final Leg Two match between Rangers FC and Sporting Braga at Ibrox Stadium on April 14, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

We’ve had a LOT of colourful discussion this morning about our ratings last night, and the biggest bone of contention from the majority of readers has been our criticism and ‘6’ for Aaron Ramsey.

Many fans are upset by this score, believing he was absolutely magnificent, and that his movement was outstanding.

Now, they’re not completely wrong, some of his movement was good, but there’s more to it.

Let’s look at the numbers to begin with:

Whoscored rated him 6.7, and Sofascore a little more at 6.9 (both a little more generous than us admittedly). Already not quite the 8 or 9 fans have him at though.

Looking at his raw stats, he made 79% of all his passes, made 2 key passes, and was excellent for long balls with 6 nailed of 6.

These are ok, to good. But when we look at his negative stats the picture changes. He lost the ball 14 times, and no outfield starter aside Roofe had less of the ball than Ramsey. He also wasted at least two golden chances and was distinctly sloppy with his short passing game.

He wasn’t garbage, we didn’t say he was, but he didn’t have the impact on the match a lot of fans want to believe he did, and indeed one fan managed to credit him for the penalty Kemar Roofe’s outstanding run won the side. We can’t quite see how he fathomed that one.

What are we trying to say?

He played a role, but nothing about his performance last night was remarkable. We’ve already seen him much better in our shirt, and it’s absolutely nothing to do with disliking the player.

We rate on what we see, and what the data says. We mix them both, because we want our scores to be fair, and to be accurate.

Some fans are also making the argument that we didn’t look as threatening after he went off. They appear to be overlooking hitting the bar, missing two sitters, getting a second man sent off on the other side and scoring a goal.

If you don’t agree with us, you’re entitled to that.

Pity some resorted to abuse rather than reason.

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  1. Funny I had him at 7. I thought he played well enough but just isn’t fully match sharp.
    My grumble though was more about Bassey, I thought he deserved an 8. He ran up and down the sides,have protection on more than 1 occasion to Goldson. I don’t think he put a foot wrong.

    • Funny how people see things differently. I thought Bassey had a nightmare until he switched to left back. He seems reluctant to pass the ball forward, constantly turning back and giving the ball to Goldson. When he did attempt a pass he usually gave it away.

  2. No qualms with a 6 myself. I came away thinking he was one of our poorer performers, not because he was poor, everyone else was jst better! Too many flicked passes tried and failed for my liking, if he’d kept more of them simple and retained possesion, I would’ve argued against it. Still his best performance for us, hes defo getting there.

    And what a night for it to happen along with the return of the Aribo, Borna and Jack we all know. Cannot wait to watch Lunny have Declan Rice in his pocket in the final! Roofe, outstanding. Running out of superlatives for Capitano!

    Still can’t believe the goal was chopped off for hand ball, or Roofes for being a fraction of a ball hair off even after watching them again.

    This has rattled the dhims, perform like that on Sunday, we’re into our first final. That house of cards they’ve been rebuilding starts to fall. Put them in their place at the piggery then fire up the helicopter.


  3. I had similar conversations around Ramsay , some quality passes and touches but not defining enough again . I agree with all of the Roofe Lundstram Tavernier plaudits. Barasic was fabulous , he crosses the ball better than most . I enjoyed young Wright’s small cameo he is still a little weak but he’s a trier. I loved the whole thing it was amazing at Ibrox last night. I also like the seeding it’s given us should be we not win the league.

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