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Can we judge performance accurately without knowing The plan?

Football performance is judged by analysing video and data from a match, or from many matches.  But do video and data provide all the information we need to judge performance accurately?  I don’t think so.  A vital piece of information … Continue reading

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Rank and Cluster of teams by Shot Statistics – EPL 2015-16

Thanks to Michael Caley‘s for sharing the data (http://cartilagefreecaptain.sbnation.com/2014/2/12/5404348/english-premier-league-shot-statistics) which allowed this analysis to take place.  Michael’s Glossary of the stats copied from the same blog has been added at the bottom. I have taken taken the data from the … Continue reading

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“Taca la bala” says the wizard: a trip into the World Cup 2014

Originally posted on Data Tales:
According to our models the final will be Germany-Argentina. Are our data-driven models correct ? Let’s see what happens!!! #WorldCup2014 — Big Data Tales (@bigdatatales) 8 Luglio 2014 We published this tweet three days ago,…

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Are defences dominating this World Cup?

Attacking teams sell tickets, but defensive ones win games.  So far, the 2014 World Cup is not the exception, especially considering that after the fireworks of the group stage, knockout clashes have resulted in many draws, and a dearth of … Continue reading

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Best and worst defensive performance – 2013 EPL

Introduction The idea for this analysis came from reading Paul Power February post, where he sets out to analyse Defensive Efficiency (Deff). To measure it he lists seven variables, and reasons for his choice. These are: 1. Goals Conceded (GC) … Continue reading

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Benitez vs. Di Matteo – A decision tree analysis

There is only one story at the moment – the continuing controversy of Rafa Benitez at Chelsea. Yet despite the fans unrelenting abuse of the interim manager, an analysis of the teams performance shows that Chelsea are in fact performing … Continue reading

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Passing interaction among Man City players

Bolton-Man City (2-3) | EPL 2011-12 Continuing my analysis of the (MCFC Analytics) Bolton-Man City dataset , in this blog I have looked the passing performance (completed passes) of the Man City players.  My objective is to show how graphic … Continue reading

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