Is there a normal number of goals scored in a season for a striker? To answer this, one may be tempted to just take the mean of the goals scored of every player in a season. If we do this for last season, the mean is 1.83. Of course, this is misleading… Read more ›
Now that some of the advanced data set has been released by Manchester City’s performance analysis department it’s a good time to start delving in to the data to see what kind of analysis can be done. Although the advanced data set is only for one game… Read more ›
I wanted to point out an excellent blog post from the blog Professor Pepper’s Assistant.
If you’re an R user and are having trouble dealing with the Advanced MCFC Analytics XML data file, the link above provides the code to pull the data in to a data f… Read more ›
I recently wrote a blog post for the Betting Expert site about a simple model I created attempting to predict the outcome of football matches using only very simple statistics.
You can read the full blog post here.
I wanted to point out on here so… Read more ›
Inspired from this post on plotting the frequency of Twitter hashtags over time, I was interested in trying to apply this to soccer some way. While not the most technical analysis, I thought it would be interesting to use this tool to analyze tran… Read more ›
There is no shortage of analysis done recently on the fact that possession statistics tend to be misleading. A while ago, I looked at how teams with higher rates of possession in the MLS do not tend to win more games. Similarly, the Climbing the Ladder… Read more ›
How can we effectively compare the strength of different European Leagues? Which country has a stronger top flight, England or Spain? Which country has a more balanced top flight, Italy or Germany? How does the imbalance and strength of the EPL change … Read more ›
After the positive comments and interest in the scoreline visualization chart I posted last week, I decided it would be interesting to do another type of data visualization. Processing, the software I’ve been using for these visualizations, lets y… Read more ›
The idea for a scoreline visualization originally came from Devin Pleuler (@devinpleuler on Twitter). He had the idea to create a graph that represents how soccer scorelines tend to progress, representing both how often scorelines end a certain way, an… Read more ›
I’ve redesigned the Soccer Statistically site! Instead of using Blogger in the domain name, the site is now www.soccerstatistically.com, which is nice. I’ve also redesigned the entire website with a new banner design. Here are some of features on the s… Read more ›