The club’s official Twitter account congratulated Kristian Pedersen for being named in WhoScored.com’s Championship Team of the Week.
The Danish defender was given a score of 7.7 after his display against Norwich at the weekend. The website reports he made five tackles, two interceptions, two blocks and eight clearances during the game on Saturday.
Fans on Twitter were keen to praise our no.3’s for his debut, although some were not going to be moved on their opinion about his first game in a Blues shirt:
WhoScored is based purely on statistics, statistics don't include a defender being caught out of position.
— Le Mod (@LeMod1875) August 7, 2018
— The Special Ron (@TheSpecialRon) August 7, 2018
What game did they watch ????
— samjcpr (@SamJamesCooper) August 7, 2018
Bit of a difference to the 5.5 the Birmingham mail gave him. Early days yet #KRO
— Jon Paul Hunt (@JonPaulHunt) August 7, 2018
he showed glimpses but no chance does he deserve that????
— DTL (@danlawler_) August 7, 2018
They must have been watching a completely different game. He was woeful.
— Kaje (@KajeKaje123) August 7, 2018
Others were more measured in their view of the left back’s display:
wasn't impressed with him but he showed bright signs occasionally
— Isaac ✌️ (@IsaacGriffiths7) August 7, 2018
i know, according to a few… i thought he did ok, it was his debut FGS, to them i say give the lad a chance.
— BCFC FANS FORUM (@bcfansforum) August 7, 2018
As our only current summer signing, the spotlight will be on the left-back, but we shouldn’t be judging anyone off one game. Although I do have some concerns with his decisions defensively, there was more than enough there to indicate that he is a decent buy.
There is always a typical Twitter overreaction to these type of things, but it is interesting how one fan can see a player’s performance completely differently to another.