The real reasons for not turning up for a game

Every week we always have to console some poor manager who has been let down by a player not turning up. He’s frantically trying to call the lad before kick off, he’s asking all the rest of the lads when they last saw him – and finally he has to resign to play himself or stick someone with two left feet on the pitch in order to make up the numbers.

After losing the game (badly), when the manager finally gets hold of the player, there’s always a good reason for the absence… Of course there is…

However, our resident Score Analyst has been doing some scientific research and has discovered the actual reasons for players missing that vital game. Here they are in a handy, easy to understand footballers’ pie chart…

Reasons for not turning up

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