What’s more, these events are cumulative. If the player scores in a game, that goal stands for the whole of the game. If he misses, ditto. This is true for every scoring opportunity, and also affects what the opposition players do. So we had to write for all of those possibilities.
Then again, the player may have elected to play for Chelsea – or a non-league side. If the player’s home stadium is in London, it has to be described differently from the ground of Ilkeston Town.