Andy Smith

Fascinated with the role of the football manager and whether they actually have any impact on games. Also write hypothetical football musings at squadnumber12.co.uk Basic data analysis is my game.

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Manager Impact Index: Allardyce, Rodgers surge | Wenger, Mourinho slip

Manager Impact Index: Allardyce, Rodgers surge | Wenger, Mourinho slip

As the Premier League enters the final stages of the season I have managed to crunch the numbers for the Manager Impact Index and take a look at how the managers are performing. If you've never read this series before I started this back in August so for more information read the first ever Manager Impact Index blog here: Introduction to the Manager Impact Index. I've taken the liberty of having a good look at the impacts of the new managers …
Manager Impact Index - The Return

Manager Impact Index - The Return

After an 8 game sabbatical (work taking over my time) I've now been able to update the Manager Impact Index with up to date figures, including the 3 newbies to the Premier League, Sherwood, Mel and Solskjaer.  More on those later. Just as a reminder, the MII is a way of tracking and scoring each teams managers impacts on any particular game.  Castrol have a Manager League Table on the LMA website (here) which is based on wins and losses, goals …
Manager Index Double Update | Rodgers flies up table, Wenger still top

Manager Index Double Update | Rodgers flies up table, Wenger still top

A double update this week, broken down into each week. Week 15 A bumper number of overall points scored this week with 253 points, the highest tally for 8 weeks.  Many of these points were awarded as a result of  a couple of the big boys being turned over and some other surprising results. Mark Hughes' win over Chelsea at home earned him a huge 35 points this week, Hughtons away win at West Brom was worth 34 points and …
EPL Manager Index | Wenger & Mourinho in Top 3, Rodgers rebounds

EPL Manager Index | Wenger & Mourinho in Top 3, Rodgers rebounds

For details of how the EPL Manager Impact Index operates, and the criteria for points, see this post (http://eplindex.wpengine.com/38232/premier-league-manager-impact-index.html). Weeks (games) 13 and 14 have just been played so this is an update for both weeks.  I thought about just writing an update of all points at Week 14, however, something special happened last Sunday for Hull City fans (which I am) so I had to give Week 13 a little mention.  Hull City managed to beat Liverpool for the …
EPL Manager Index Week 12 | Rodgers' Party, Wenger and Pellegrini Top

EPL Manager Index Week 12 | Rodgers' Party, Wenger and Pellegrini Top

He's only gone and done it! After 11 weeks of trying (or not, depending on your viewpoint), Brendan Rodgers has finally managed to record an impact from a substitute.  And what an impact it was, Sturridge coming off the bench to snatch a point in the 3-3 draw with Everton.  Without that impact, Rodgers would have recorded his second lowest Impact score to date of 5 points, with it he scored 12 points which was the average score for the …
EPL Manager Index - The Update | Wenger still top, Pochettino 2nd!

EPL Manager Index - The Update | Wenger still top, Pochettino 2nd!

Due to work and family commitments I haven't been able to provide the Week 9, 10, and 11 updates to the Manager Impact Index, however, I'M BACK!  Of course, the beauty of a long break is that there could potentially be some huge changes in the scores and therefore huge movement in the table. Lets have a look at the highlights and headlines over the last 3 weeks: Crystal Palace don't have a manager anymore after letting Ian Holloway 'resign'. …
EPL Manager Index | Wenger, Pellegrini, Villas Boas and Martinez climb

EPL Manager Index | Wenger, Pellegrini, Villas Boas and Martinez climb

Ok so Week 8 won't go down as a classic Premier League week but there are still plenty of talking points for the Manager Impact Index. Before I forget, i'd like to welcome Gus Poyet to the Index and we'll catch up with his performance later. The difficulty with the Index in the early weeks was that a manager could be in 20th place, have a good week and climb up to the top 5.  This was an unavoidable side …
Manchester United, Hull City Predictions: EPL All Over after 7 Games?

Manchester United, Hull City Predictions: EPL All Over after 7 Games?

I know its not a very fashionable thing to say but I've really enjoyed the international break.  England got 2 good results, (the game against Poland being the most entertaining England performance since Euro 96 in my opinion), Robbie Brady has (hopefully) had time to recover from his hernia operation and may be fit to face Everton this weekend and I've not had to trawl the internet looking at grotesque pictures of Steve Bruce, Ian Holloway or new Manchester United …
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