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Irish Abroad: October’s Best Stats

Joe McCarthy

Wins
Ciaran Clark won five games in October, just ahead of fellow Championship defender Shane Duffy on four. No other player started more than three wins.
Draws
Quite a few players started two draws in the run up to Halloween with Daniel Devine, Richard Keogh, Alex Pearce, Cyrus Christie, John Egan, Matt Doherty, Adam Barton, Harry Arter, James McClean, and Robbie Brady all starting a pair of games that finished levelLosses
Rotherham midfielder Lee Frecklington started each of the Millers’ four games in October, and unfortunately lost each one

Starts/Completed Games
Devine, Keogh, Pearce, Christie, Egan, Doherty and Clark also started five games in October, along with Shane Duffy, Joe Shaughnessy, Anthony O’Connor, Stephen Gleeson, Eunan O’Kane, Jonathan Hayes, Wes Hoolahan, and Gary Dicker. Of these Keogh, Pearce, Clark, Duffy, Shaughnessy, Christie, Devine, Egan, O’Connor, Gleeson, Dicker, and O’Kane all completed 90 minutes in each game.

Substitutions/Introductions
Wes Hoolahan was substituted in four of the five games he started for Norwich, no other player was substituted more than twice. Jonathan Walters, David Meyler and Jake Mulraney were all introduced from the bench three times in October, with all of Meyler’s introductions coming away from home.

Stayed On Bench
Goalkeepers Aaron McCarey and Jack Bonham both remained on the bench for five games in October. From the outfield players Liam Kelly, Anthony Forde, and Eoin Doyle were all unused substitutes for four games.

Goals
Both Andy Keogh and Adam Rooney scored three goals in October. The strikers were the only players to scored more than once, with Keogh’s goals all coming in one game.

Discipline
James McClean was shown four yellow cards in October, no other player was booked more than twice.

 Joe McCarthy
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