Jonny Grossmark

My first taste of football in a stadium was Gillingham V Aston Villa 1971 and I still have the programme which cost 5p. I have been lucky to have seen a number of Cup Finals but missed the Sunderland goal in 1973 as I was in the toliet. I have recently been watching Margate and also watch around 50 other matches a month on my computer .

At Home, down 1-0 at Half Time. How often do you win? | Stats Analysis

At Home, down 1-0 at Half Time. How often do you win? | Stats Analysis

Recently, I looked at a large sample of away teams losing 1-0 at half-time and discovered that they find it very difficult to make a comeback and win the fixture. In this article, I explore the degree to which we might expect that the home team, similarly fighting a 0-1 deficit, fights back to win the game. I fired up my Excel spreadsheets, dating as far back as the 2008/9 season, and calculated how many times the current crop of …
Down 1-0 Away at Half Time | How often does your team comeback to win?

Down 1-0 Away at Half Time | How often does your team comeback to win?

I am always looking for Sporting trends and a good example is Trap 1 in the Greyhound Derby at Wimbledon where Trap 1 failed to win from 1985 till 2011. In 2009 the Hoodoo struck when Fear Zafonic (Trap 1) was backed into 1.01 on Betfair  just as it was caught on the line. Another good trend which was broken is Fulham did not score for 32 games in a row when 0-0 in the Premiership on or after 80 minutes. …
The Relationship between Final Third Passing & Goals so far 12/13

The Relationship between Final Third Passing & Goals so far 12/13

Please note that Sunderland and Reading have only played 8 games and all other teams have played 9. If you look at the table at the bottom of the page you will see that Arsenal have attempted the most final-third passes 1599(FTP) so far this season, have completed the most final-third passes (FTP C) and have the highest % completion of final-third passes (FTP C). Fulham are the most accurate and in their 9 games they have averaged 1 goal …
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