Only one misinterpreting stats is you and others. Speed/Pace/Velocity= Distance covered per unit of time Top Speed= The highest rate of distance covered per unit of time Acceleration= Rate of change of Speed/Pace/Velocity with respect to time I'm full aware of the differences. But as this study shows (bar outliers) the relative difference between a slower player and a faster player in terms of both acceleration and speed over a long distance is relatively the same. Which is exactly why professional top level clubs measure such data in an official capacity like we've down. I know you're having a hard time reconciling the data with your incorrect perceptions but hand waving them away as "almost meaningless" just demonstrates either ignorance or disingenuity. I've clearly explained above that I am applying them correctly. As also explained in another post ones respective speed is not a replacement for preferred play-style. Tim Cahill comes in at noticeably shorter than Adebayor and has more headed goals. Are you actually going to engage in a substantive way or is it going to be just more hand waving away since you have nothing to refute the data? The data is apparently "rubbish" and "bollocks" and yet this is your what? 5th reply to me? And you've not been able to provide a single shred of counter evidence to them. Odd that As for claim about "player rarely if ever hitting top speed in games when compared to training"..United would disagree with on that https://www.givemesport.com/1494333...united-players-max-speed-from-preseason-tests https://www.manutd.com/en/news/detail/opta-data-highlights-the-fastest-player-at-man-utd-this-season Rashford actually exceeded his training top speed 3 times in the opening 12 games already. More demonstrable facts since I know how much you love them when they prove you wrong I'm getting a bit bored here. Your opinions are meaningless to me and I've already gone about addressing them with objective data. Either do the same or consider this discussion over from my end.