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DRFC Early season stats

DRFC Early season stats

With Rovers enjoying a break due to the internationals it`s a good time to take a look at what we`ve been doing over the opening month`s of the season.

Rovers have currently played ten league games in the Championship and despite picking up just two points from their last four games; they have made their best start to a Championship season since their promotion in 2008.

2008/09 7 points - 23rd place
2009/10 10 points - 17th place
2010/11 13 points - 13th place

The stats so far this season also include their Carling Cup game with Accrington Stanley in August.


Last season Rovers won the fair play league in the Championship and have started the season once again as one of the better disciplined sides in the league.

So far, the players have been shown 13 yellow cards between them with striker Billy Sharp leading the way with three cautions and now only two away from a one-match suspension.
Simon Gillett is the only player to see red after getting his marching orders on the opening day of the season at Preston North End.

Yellow cards (5 = one match suspension)
Billy Sharp 3
Shelton Martis 2
Adam Lockwood 2
Simon Gillett 1
George Friend 1
Brian Stock 1
John Oster 1
Robbie Clarke 1
Neil Sullivan 1

Red cards
Simon Gillett 1


Shots on target 65
Shots off target 52
Hit woodwork 3

Most shots
Martin Woods 23

On target
Martin Woods 12
James Coppinger 12

Off target
Martin Woods 11

Hit woodwork (3)
James Coppinger 2
Mark Wilson 1

Goalscorers (9 different players)
James Coppinger 4
Billy Sharp 3
Martin Woods 1
George Friend 1
Adam Lockwood 1
James O`Connor 1
Simon Gillett 1
Josh Payne 1
James Hayter 1

John Oster 3
James Coppinger 1
George Friend 1
Waide Fairhurst 1
Martin Woods 1

Clean sheets: 2

Players Used: 23

Appearances (11 games)
George Friend 11
James O`Connor 11
Neil Sullivan 11
Martin Woods 10
Billy Sharp 10
James Coppinger 9 + 1 sub
Simon Gillett 9
Shelton Martis 8 + 1
Adam Lockwood 8
John Oster 7
Dean Shiels 5 + 5
Brian Stock 5 + 4
Mustapha Dumbuya 5 + 3
Sam Hird 2 + 4
Ryan Mason 2 + 3
James Hayter 2 + 2
Steve Brooker 1 + 3
Mark Wilson 1 + 2
Waide Fairhurst 1 + 1
Wayne Thomas 1 + 1
Josh Payne 1
Robert Clarke 1
Brad Grayson 0 + 1

Home attendances
Best 13,293 Leeds
Worst 9,291 Bristol City
Average 10,761

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Date:Friday October 8 2010
Time: 4:32PM


Our best start to a season since getting promotion. A few more points and we would be close to the play offs. The division is wide open this season.
10/10/2010 13:04:00
Its good that we have so many different players finding the target.
10/10/2010 13:05:00
Sharp is getting close to a suspension!
11/10/2010 11:37:00
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