5 Games In

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So 5 games in to the season and what a start it has been. Town lie in the bottom half of the table after a really tough start against some teams who are expected to do well.

Pos Name P W D L F A GD PTS
1 Notts County 5 4 0 1 9 4 5 12
2 Tranmere 5 3 2 0 11 2 9 11
3 Stevenage 5 3 2 0 6 3 3 11
4 Yeovil Town 5 3 1 1 10 4 6 10
5 Sheffield Utd 5 2 3 0 9 6 3 9
6 Crawley Town 5 3 0 2 5 6 -1 9
7 Brentford 5 2 2 1 9 6 3 8
8 Preston 5 2 2 1 7 4 3 8
9 Walsall 5 2 2 1 5 6 -1 8
10 MK Dons 5 2 1 2 5 3 2 7
11 Swindon Town 5 2 1 2 5 5 0 7
12 Carlisle 5 2 1 2 7 9 -2 7
13 Crewe 5 2 1 2 5 8 -3 7
14 Doncaster 4 2 0 2 6 4 2 6
15 Bournemouth 5 1 3 1 7 8 -1 6
16 Portsmouth 5 1 2 2 8 8 0 5
17 Shrewsbury 5 1 2 2 5 6 -1 5
18 Hartlepool 4 1 1 2 3 4 -1 4
19 Oldham 4 1 1 2 2 4 -2 4
20 Coventry City 5 0 3 2 5 7 -2 3
21 Leyton Orient 4 1 0 3 2 5 -3 3
22 Colchester 5 0 3 2 3 8 -5 3
23 Bury 5 0 2 3 4 8 -4 2
24 Scunthorpe 5 0 1 4 2 12 -10 1

There have been lots of talking points including;
Firing Blanks
Paul Parry’s Thunderbolt
Jermaine better than Messi

The main talking point has to be the fact we are missing the cutting edge in front of goal.

But this time last season we had only scored 6 goals against some sides that, on paper, we should have put 3 or 4 past. Roll on 12 months and we have played 5 teams who we all expected to walk away with nothing but instead we have been walking away disappointed because we have failed to take our chances and we only have 1 win to our name so far.

This table below shows the average shots per game.

Pos
Team
P
Shots 
[F]
Shots 
[A]
Target% 
[F]
Target% 
[A]
Goal% 
[F]
Goal% 
[A]
7
Brentford
5
16.40
9.60
41.46
60.42
26.47
20.69
15
Bournemouth
5
12.80
9.60
43.75
41.67
25.00
40.00
17
Shrewsbury
5
12.40
9.60
38.71
50.00
20.83
25.00
6
Crawley Town
5
12.20
9.20
42.62
52.17
19.23
25.00
1
Notts County
5
12.00
9.20
48.33
52.17
31.03
16.67
24
Scunthorpe
5
11.80
10.80
42.37
51.85
8.00
42.86
4
Yeovil
5
11.40
13.80
47.37
49.28
37.04
11.76
20
Coventry
5
10.80
10.00
50.00
54.00
18.52
25.93
8
Preston
5
10.40
6.80
59.62
47.06
22.58
25.00
16
Portsmouth
5
10.40
10.00
46.15
34.00
33.33
47.06
9
Walsall
5
10.20
14.60
43.14
45.21
22.73
18.18
3
Stevenage
5
9.00
11.80
64.44
50.85
20.69
10.00
10
Milton Keynes Dons
5
9.00
10.00
48.89
40.00
22.73
15.00
19
Oldham
4
9.00
10.25
36.11
48.78
15.38
20.00
5
Sheffield United
5
8.80
8.60
45.45
23.26
45.00
60.00
14
Doncaster
4
8.75
9.75
42.86
35.90
40.00
28.57
2
Tranmere
5
8.60
6.20
37.21
48.39
68.75
13.33
18
Hartlepool
4
8.50
10.50
29.41
61.90
30.00
15.38
12
Carlisle
5
8.40
10.20
47.62
41.18
35.00
42.86
23
Bury
5
8.00
10.00
52.50
40.00
19.05
40.00
13
Crewe
5
7.40
11.40
51.35
42.11
26.32
33.33
21
Leyton Orient
4
7.25
7.75
41.38
58.06
16.67
27.78
11
Swindon
5
7.00
7.20
60.00
33.33
23.81
41.67
22
Colchester
5
6.60
11.20
42.42
41.07
21.43
34.78
As you can see we are 3rd in averages but when it comes to shots on target, we struggle having only 38.71%
Brentford have had the most shots off target with us following in second.
Out of 64 shots in the first 5 games we have only managed to score 5 and only 1 of them have come from Marvin Morgan who is the only striker to score for us so far this season.
Our Goalscorers so Far
Paul Parry – 2
Marvin Morgan – 1
Matt Richards – 1
Jermaine Grandison – 1
People will say it doesn’t matter where the goals come from, but it is very obvious goals will dry up and our strikers haven’t looked up to the challenge of being prolific.
As we have already said this has been the main talking point and it seems the only talking point of the season from your reaction on twitter

@vanner1989: we’re going to finish 6th-12th, could do with 1 more striker if Doble isn’t going to be used. Happy days!

We want more reaction off you in the build up to our clash against Scunthorpe on Saturday.

Our question of the day is;
How Many Points Do You Expect Us To Get Over The Next 2 Home Games
Also we want to know,
Who is your Player of the Season So Far
Don’t forget to get in touch in the usual ways
Twitter – @SalopsBlueArmy
Or search for us on Facebook our name is Shrewsbury Town Supporters

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