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Number Cruncher: 2017/18 Season

9 May 2018

Michael Woods Howard Roe
Michael Woods celebrates one of his two goals at Maidstone United.

We've been crunching the numbers following the end of the season to see how things added up during 2017/18.


Goals Scored
Pools hit the net 55 times throughout the campaign, enjoying more success on their travels where they scored 31 goals in comparison to the 24 celebrated at The Vic.

30 of those goals were scored with the right foot, 10 with the left foot and there were 14 headed goals; 39 were inside the box, 11 were outside, five were penalties and one was an own goal.

Goals Against
There were 68 goals put past Pools during 2017/18, 43 of them came in away games and 26 found the net against us at Victoria Park.

35 of those goals were scored with the right foot, 16 with the left foot and there were 14 headed goals; 58 were inside the box, 7 were outside, one was a penalty and two were own goals.

Top Scorer
Michael Woods finished the season as the Club’s top marksman having found the net 11 times in all competitions with eight of those goals coming away from Victoria Park.

Woods became the first midfielder to hit double figures since Antony Sweeney in 2011/12.


Players Used
A total of 30 players made appearances for Pools during 2017/18, the fewest since 2013/14 when Colin Cooper used the same amount during his first season in charge.

By comparison, we used 38 in 2016/17, 37 in 2015/16 and 38 in 2014/15.

Scott Loach was the only player to play in every single game – indeed, the shot-stopper played in every single minute of Pools’ 49 fixtures in all competitions.

Loach’s closest rival in terms of starts was Michael Woods who began 40 games during the campaign.

The outfield player who made the most appearances was Devante Rodney with 22 starts and 22 substitute appearances.


Yellow Cards
Pools players picked up 80 yellow cards between them during the 2017/18 campaign – exactly the same number collected during 2016/17.

Jake Cassidy earned the most bookings during the past season, seeing yellow 12 times - that's the highest amount since Andy Monkhouse picked up the same in 2009/10.

Red Cards
In total Pools played saw red seven times during the course of 2017/18. However, Nicky Deverdics’ sending-off in the game at Dover Athletic was rescinded following an appeal.


Miles Travelled
Pools covered some 10,614 miles to complete their fixture during the past season. That’s an average round trip of just over 408 miles.

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