On parity in the Premiership

There seems to be a near continual background discussion as to the level of parity in the Premiership. Whilst there have been various big fours around for the majority of the Premiership era, or at least since the turn of the century,the exponential improvement in Man City, coupled with upticks from both Spurs and Liverpool … Continue reading

2013-14 in the lower tiers of English football

Some basic numbers from the Championship, League one, League two, and the Conference. I’ve split the numbers into home and away games, too. As usual, all numbers are taken from the ever useful football-data.co.uk. As a quick reminder, TSR (total shots ratio) is the proportion of shots taken by a team in the matches in … Continue reading

2048 in 3:50

I was getting relatively fast at 2048 so I recorded a game. It turned out to be easily the fastest time in which I’ve completed it: In other news, this guy has done it in 3:22, and I listen to five live football daily

On Newcastle during Pardew’s touchline ban

I know Newcastle have had poor results recently so I thought I’d take a cursory look at their underlying numbers during the seven game span. What I found is pretty staggering. Here’s a split of the season: The metric there with the largest skill component is TSR (see here for more information), and that hasn’t … Continue reading

Historic team ratings – Chelsea

I’m going to push out a whole group of these in the near future so I figured it was worth a background post that I can link back to in order to explain future plots. In short, I regressed the shots, % of shots on target, and PDO of each Premiership team from the past … Continue reading