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An Introduction to Analytic Narratives for Coaches and Students

Background I received an alert to a paper today that has sent me off to revisit Donald Polkinghorne's and Philippe Mongin's discussion of narrative and...

Episodes in a contested AFL game: an example from Round 7 in 2016

Introduction Yesterday, I discussed the Gold Coast versus Melbourne AFL game from Round 7 of the 2016 AFL season. Today I am looking at a game...

The Battles of Waterloo

It is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June. The Bicentenary is being celebrated with 5000 re-enactors, 300 horses and...

Visualising Data 130707

Introduction Yesterday,  I wrote about Gregory Crewdson. I am not sure if the documentary had primed me to be on the look out for visualisations of...

1991 Rugby World Cup Final

Introduction This is a third in a series of posts that share and discuss some historical data from rugby union football. This post looks at data...

New Zealand at the 1987 Rugby World Cup

I wrote recently about performance data from England v Wales rugby union games 1987 to 1992. In that post I outlined my real-time hand notation...

The Game Is Afoot

Yesterday I wrote about Philippe Mongin's game theoretic paper. Whilst writing it I was conscious that I had yet to join Matthew Jackson and Yoav...

War Minus the Shooting Learning from War with Shooting?

In 1945 George Orwell wrote The Sporting Spirit for the Tribune. In it he observed that: Nearly all the sports practised nowadays are competitive. You play...