Category Archives: Football

Statistical Assessment Of The Premier League Title Race

“I use statistics the same way a drunk uses a lamp post — for support rather than illumination.” Those were the wise words of Scottish rugby coach, Scott Johnson. Whilst he may be better seeing if that same lamp post could … Continue reading

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Stats Can Be Misleading: PSG vs Ajaccio

Many teams, fans, players, journalists, gamblers, stat nerds often look to post-game box scores or statistics to formulate a full appreciation or understanding of a specific game. Stats can paint trends, observations and tendencies that can be missed when simply … Continue reading

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‘American’ Football

P.S. I also managed to post this without the use of my hands.

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Ronaldo: Good At Football, Awful At Baseball

You may remember that I recently tried to convince you that Ronaldo was worth over £500,000 a week. I feel I should clarify that he is worth that as a footballer, clearly not as a baseball player. Here’s Ronaldo’s first-pitch … Continue reading

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Match Fixing: Forget Serie A, Think Nigeria

In 2010, it was uncovered that more than 20 clubs and countless players and managers in Italy’s Serie A had been involved in serious match-fixing. Decades of bans of and thousands of Euro fines were dished out and the football … Continue reading

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Brazilian Football: Seeing Red

Brazil is country known for its football and its passion for sport and life. Both are reasons FIFA decided to bestow Brazil with the 2014 World Cup. However, that passion and specifically that passion for football has ended in one … Continue reading

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Breaking Down Ronaldo’s Latest Contract Offer

Reports from Goal.com suggest that, in a bid to keep Ronaldo at the Bernabeu, Real Madrid have offered the Portuguese star a 5-year contract worth, wait for it, £132,000,000. Whilst I let that number sink, I can tell you that … Continue reading

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