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How Lucky is Top Tier English Football?

A recurring question in sport is the extent to which skill or luck determine the outcome.  Back in 2012, Michael Maubisson the Director of Research at BlueMountain Capital Management, published a book [...]

2018-05-27T13:21:54+00:00 May 27th, 2018|Football Analytics, Off the Pitch, Recent Posts|0 Comments

The Best and Worst Managers in the Premier League (Probably)

Some people don't think football managers make much difference at all. The guys at Soccerbrain for instance are quite skeptical about the influence a manager has: Coaches don’t matter so long as they are competent, [...]

2017-07-11T23:28:57+00:00 November 16th, 2016|Off the Pitch, Thinking Allowed|0 Comments

Efficiency Analysis in Football

IN THIS POST I will be drawing on some ideas from the operational research literature to examine how the concept of efficiency can be applied in football analytics. Efficiency Analysis in Football Efficiency can be defined as [...]

2017-07-12T07:21:35+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Football Analytics, Off the Pitch, Recent Posts|2 Comments