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Valuing Passes and Thoughts on Metrification

In my last post, I looked at passing performance and identified players with pass completion rates higher than expected, given the difficulty of the passes they attempted.   This seemed to pass the [...]

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