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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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Analytic insights and dubious corners stats

Does Manchester City’s much publicised analytic insight on corners stands up to scrutiny? There are reasons to doubt it! Corners are one of the key moments in a match that grab fans’ attention.  There is always high expectation that a … 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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Points table vs. Performance table – take your pick

Continuing my analysis of the MCFC Analytics project data for the 2012 EPL season, in this post I try to give an answer to a much debated argument among fans, namely:  does the number of points gained by a team … 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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Possession and goals | Bolton – Man City (2-3) EPL 2011-12

Continuing my analysis of the Bolton-Man City match, this time I look at possession, currently a hot topic among football analysts.  My objective is to analyse this metric during a number of fixed time (min.) intervals of the match, and … Continue reading

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