Link – ANALYSE THIS: How tough is Harry Redknapp’s task?

I gave @SimonGleave some numbers and he produced the title piece about QPR (link). Check it out!

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2 thoughts on “Link – ANALYSE THIS: How tough is Harry Redknapp’s task?

  1. Hi James and kudos for your insightful work!

    I’m still very much a novice to soccer-metrics but I have an EPL Index subscription and while I was fiddling around I noticed that you can now see the combined stats of opponents of a certain team.

    Just a thought, but how do you think a clear-cut chances ratio similar to TSR would predict performance over the long run?

    Cheers!

  2. Many thanks. You’ve actually given me an idea for a post but it needs some thought.

    I expect that, all things being equal (I can think of things that would sway this), clear cut chances would be a better indicator provided an equal sample size. At a minimum I think you’d need one full season of data but I suspect that it’d be more like two to three, at which point does the metric provide value at the team level? The numbers seem to settle down somewhat after a few hundred events but even so that’s going to take a while to reach in terms of clear cut chances.

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