In this post I want to look at shooting decisions from an expected goals perspective. The concept of expected goals (xG) was first proposed by Alan Ryder in 2004, in a paper about ice-hockey entitled Shot Quality. [...]
A Blast from the Past and a Message for Today With the large volumes of football data now being mined by armies of analysts looking for hidden nuggets of knowledge, we can easily [...]
I've been pondering where we are going.
Everton detest Liverpool and vice-versa. Spurs hate Arsenal. No-one likes Chelsea. Everyone hates Leeds. In my last post I looked at the structure of rivalries in the top flight of English football. In this post, I look [...]