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Soccerbase stats question[edit]

Does anyone know what competitions are included in the 'Other' category for the player stats pages, and also for what seasons those events are included in the stats? Thanks. Eldumpo (talk) 18:55, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

I've seen Football League Trophy and FA Trophy matches included, like here and here. Argyle 4 Lifetalk 19:59, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
Play-off appearances also.--EchetusXe 23:44, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
By comparing players' records on Soccerbase with my book collection, I found that Football League Trophy apps are only included from 1997 onwards........ -- ChrisTheDude (talk) 07:43, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
The problem is that they're still inconsistent. Ricky Otto's totals include 5 games and a goal for Birmingham in the 1994/95 Football League Trophy, and "other" apps for other lower-division clubs back to 1990. Steve Finnan's 2(1) "other" apps for Birmingham were in the 1995/96 Anglo-Italian Cup. cheers, Struway2 (talk) 09:00, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

Unfortunately, Soccerbase needs a "health warning" and ideally should be cross checked against other sources. Daemonic Kangaroo (talk) 09:16, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

What amuses me is the section on their FAQ page:
5. What can I do if I see a mistake?
If you have any comments, especially about any mistakes you may see in our data, please e-mail us at ...
Unfortunately, in practice the sentence should continue "and we will ignore your comments and leave the mistakes in". cheers, Struway2 (talk) 09:33, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
My favourite case of someone taking patently incorrect Soccerbase info as gospel was the editor who, based on this, added to WP the nugget that George Collins was manager of Gillingham for an entire season yet only took charge of one match......... -- ChrisTheDude (talk) 10:13, 17 September 2010 (UTC)