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Post-Shot Data and Goalkeeper Rankings

A few weeks ago Paul Riley (aka @footballfactman) put out a tweet which showed goalkeeper rankings in the EPL. Shall we have one using an half-decent sample size? — Paul Riley [...]

2020-01-23T08:48:37+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Football Analytics, On the Pitch, Recent Posts|0 Comments

Learning to Love Plus-Minus

I have always been suspicious of Plus-Minus in football. Plus-minus is a statistical method for evaluating individual players in team games. It works by measuring the performance of a team when different [...]

2019-11-08T10:17:03+00:00July 4th, 2019|Football Analytics, On the Pitch, Recent Posts|2 Comments

Experiments on Clustering Possession Sequences (Part 1)

The fluidity of football is one of the main obstacles to analysis. Unlike baseball or cricket which are divided into discrete one-v-one plays, football plays consist of passing and dribbling sequences which [...]

2019-04-16T17:52:02+00:00April 16th, 2019|On the Pitch, Recent Posts|0 Comments