EPL Manager Impact Index - Week 3 Update | Hughes, Rodgers & Pelegrini

EPL Manager Impact Index - Week 3 Update | Hughes, Rodgers & Pelegrini

Week 3 of the Premier League has been and gone, the Manager Impact Index has been updated and, as with the first 2 weeks, there were some big winners and some poor losers.  The leader is a bit of a surprise, whereas the bottom 3 probably won't surprise anyone.  Still, we're only 3 games in.... If you're new to the EPL Manager Impact Index it may be worth having a read of the explanation before you dive in, it can …
The Rate of Attack and Creative Efficiency (RACE) to Goals Model

The Rate of Attack and Creative Efficiency (RACE) to Goals Model

One of the key breakthroughs recently in football's fanalytic community has been the development of shots models that look at quality of chances that teams or players have and their ability to finish those chances. There has been some very interesting work carried out by @colinttrainor (like this), @11tegen11 (like this), and @footballfactman (like this), where they have put in a significant amount of work to look at where shots are taken from and what the conversion rates are for shots from those areas. One of …
Who Were The Dirtiest Players Last Season? Stats Comparison

Who Were The Dirtiest Players Last Season? Stats Comparison

With the 2013/2014 Premier League season nearly upon us and card markets becoming more and more popular with bookies and punters alike, we take a look at which players were the 'dirtiest' last season. We have done this by not only looking at the players who were carded the most last season but also looking at which committed the most fouls. To make this a fair comparison, we have also worked out how often these players committed fouls and were …
Fantasy Stats Blog: Could Messi Have Saved QPR's Season?

Fantasy Stats Blog: Could Messi Have Saved QPR's Season?

[caption id="attachment_35493" align="alignright" width="294"] Nice suit[/caption] Back in January I wrote a hypothetical article contemplating where Hull City would be if they had signed Pele (original article here).  As I'm now getting bored waiting for the new season to start, I thought i'd have some fun and see what might have happened if QPR had signed the best player in the world, Lionel Messi. So here's how it works: Messi scored a goal every 57 minutes in the Spanish League …
The Premier League Shockers - How common are the shocking upsets?

The Premier League Shockers - How common are the shocking upsets?

[quote]Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it's so incredible, it's unbelievable. - Tom Landry[/quote] Ok, so Landry was talking about the 'other' type of football, however the sentiment remains true for 'real' football.  One of the most beautiful things about the beautiful game is the potential for a freak, unexpected result.  An incredible, unbelievable result. There's nothing that neutral football fans enjoy more than seeing an underdog grabbing a win against the odds.  So how often does it happen?  And …
Promoted to the Premier League. Job done? | Stats Analysis

Promoted to the Premier League. Job done? | Stats Analysis

"We are Premier League, we are Premier League" Being a Hull City fan, I heard this a lot over the weekend.  A lot!  And I loved every single chant of it. The incredible roller coaster ride that was the final day of the Championship season has been very well covered (Amber Nectar and From Boothferry to Wembley are two of my personal favourites), but now Cardiff City and Hull City have reached the Holy Grail and can start planning for a successful …
Top Counter Attacking Teams This Season | Opta Stats Analysis

Top Counter Attacking Teams This Season | Opta Stats Analysis

Teams that can hit you on the counter attack at any moment are incredibly hard to defend against, especially when speed merchants such as Gareth Bale and Theo Walcott are running at your defence. So which teams have impressed in the counter attack and how have they been so successful? We can start to answer this by looking at which teams have had the most shots and scored the most goals on the counter attack, as well as which teams …
Relegated from the Premier League. So What Happens Next? Stats Analysis

Relegated from the Premier League. So What Happens Next? Stats Analysis

It is a sight no football fan wants to see.  The dreaded 'R' next to your club in the league table. It is incredibly difficult for fans to prepare themselves for the emotions that they go through when relegation from the Premier League is sealed.  Anger, frustration and even relief are just some of the feelings that they'll succumb to.  Pragmatists will say c'est la vie, others will feel like it's the end of the world. But is it?  Your …
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