This man is ruining soccer.Chelsea just reported a £70.9M loss.
Chelsea has had the most expensive squad transfer cost eight years running.
Chelsea just bought Fernando Torres for £70.9M and David Luiz for £25M.
Apparently Manchester … Read more ›
Since my last report about conversion and shot records for various teams in the EPL, I’ve been wondering how things were looking so far this season on the shot frequency & conversion front. But instead of analyzing one league at a time, I thought i… Read more ›
Note: This the third and final post in a several part series that I have written about MLS’s playoff structure and how it penalizes successful teams.
In my first two posts in this series I highlighted the effects of letting too many teams into the MLS… Read more ›
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know by now that I’m a “Soccer Dad” – I coach my son’s team of 10 and 11 year olds – as well as a huge fan of trying to generate genuine insights into the beautiful game by systematically exploiting evidence… Read more ›
Here are some of my favorite stories from this week, in no particular order. Have a wonderful FA Cup weekend!
The Footiebusiness blog highlights MLS franchises’ use of social media mass coupon services like Groupon. While it provides an int… Read more ›
Following up on my post about shot creation versus shot conversion as measures of offensive production (see also the On Football post), here’s a quick and dirty analysis of Premier League teams’ ability to degrade opponents’ shot frequency (measur… Read more ›
Ever since I started calculating shot to goal ratios as well as conversion and accuracy ratios of teams’ offensive (and defensive) production, I’ve been concerned that these ratios do not tell the full story of what happens on the field. Conversion, yo… Read more ›
In case you were wondering how your favorite league compares on various metrics with the other big leagues of soccer, below is a quick graph of accuracy ratios (defined as the ratio of shots on target to all shots taken) across the Bundesliga, EPL, La … Read more ›
Demba Ba’s refusal to play for Hoffenheim and demand a transfer to England or Jefferson Farfan’s late arrival from winter break in Schalke and reputed demand to leave the club or Darren Bent’s push to sign with Aston Villa all have the whiff of spoiled… Read more ›
Note: I’m not trying to turn this post into a he said/he said affair, but context is very important. I encourage the reader to re-read my post here (although leave the comments for later), then go to this site to get some background on the comments on… Read more ›