Flabbergasting brass neck as Scottish press rejects Rangers’ Ryan Kent

Flabbergasting brass neck as Scottish press rejects Rangers’ Ryan Kent
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Ryan Kent of Rangers looks on as he warms up prior to the UEFA Europa League group A match between Rangers FC and Olympique Lyon at Ibrox Stadium on September 16, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

We had to laugh at infamous Scottish red top the DR’s take on the numbers we published yesterday, in which we reported how Ryan Kent is the number one in the Scottish Premiership for chances created.

DR? Apparently they put Jota at number one for the same thing, despite the fact that the research and stats and numbers clearly show Kent at the top.

It’s funny, regardless of the numbers presented in front of their faces, the red top insists on outright ‘misleading’ about what they are demonstrating, going for the abstract ‘creator rating’ score which is an amalgamation rather than a hard stat.

No, 24-year-old Robbie Hanratty, who looks about 15 incidentally, may just have a slight veering towards things Parkhead as he penned the piece which he claims shows Jota as number one:

“Jota tops Betvictor’s performance rating algorithm after amassing an average of 2.28 chances created per 90 minutes and 0.44 expected assists per game – giving him a ‘creator score’ of 9.9/10. Despite failing to hold down a regular starting place in Ange Postecoglou’s starting XI, his Celtic teammate Liel Abada comes in out second having provided 2.14 opportunities per 90 minutes and a tally of 0.41 for expected assists – scoring him at 9.58.”

Despite the most important part for a playmaker, chances created, being Kent’s domain, he’s rejected that and decided Jota’s fictional creator score means he’s number one, and then prattles on about other Celtic players and how great they are too.

It’s actually hilarious, that despite hard stats showing Kent’s 2.36 has him as the highest-performing playmaker in the Scottish Premiership, Jota is still ‘confirmed’ as number one!

Let us be clear – we are not dismissing the Portuguese or his ability – he’s one of their best players and one of the best in the league – but to actually dismiss the hard research and facts and actually show them while wording them in a way that suits your agenda is quite absurd.

This is a bit of a reason why you shouldn’t take tabloids too seriously at all and especially not those published in the Glasgow area…

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