Wednesday, August 15, 2012

2011-2012 Scottish 1st Division Season Review

Ross County will play in the Scottish Premier League for the first time since joining Scottish Football League in 1994-1995 the club will be the most northern football club in SPL history although they will create a natural derby with other highland based club Iverness CT. Dundee was also promoted to the Premier League after Rangers were removed from the Premier League for going into liquidation. A few young prosepcts will remain in the 1st Division including Marc McNulty, although older players who exceled, most noticably Paul Cairney (lead leader in assists) and Farid El-Alagui (2nd in goals) have chosen to leave the division on free transfers elsewhere.

Final Standings

Top Individual Player's Statistics for League based on Minutes Played 

Other Statistical Leaders
Goals: McMenamin (RC) 19, El-Alagui (Fal) 18, Doolan (PT) 13, Gardyne (RC) 13.
Headed Goals: El-Alagui (Fal) 8, McMenamin (RC) 7, Baird (RR) 4, McLaughlin (Ham) 4.
Free Kick Goals: Higginbotham (Fal) 2, 10 players with 1.
Goals Outside Box: Cairney (PT) 4, 4 players with 3. 
Assists: Cairney (PT) 11, McGowan (Ayr) 10, Brittain (RC) 10, Barr (Liv) 7.
Shots on Target: McMenamin (RC) 51, El-Alagui (Fal) 45, McNulty (Liv) 38, Doolan (PT) 38.
Game Winners: McMenamin (RC) 8, El-Alagui (Fal) 6, Doolan (PT) 5, Conroy (Dun) 5
Yellow Cards: El-Alagui (Fal) 12, Vigurs (RC) 11, Mensing (HA), 11, McKenna (QS) 10.
Red Cards: McLaughlin (HA) 3, O'Donnell (Dun) 2, Reid (QS) 2, Malone (Ayr) 2.

2011-2012 Top 10 Players based on Statistical Output & Long Term Player Value
 1. Marc McNulty -
 2. Richard Brittain -
 3. Paul Cairney -
 4. Kris Doolan -
 5. Ryan Conroy -
 6. Farid El Alagui -
 7. Aaron Sinclair -
 8. Michael Tidser -
 9. Kieran Duffie -
10. Iain Vigurs -

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