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History on Clyde Street

I have blogging on Clyde Street since 2008. It took me a while to explore sport history on my site. My first foray was...

What are we doing when we analyse?

Paul Rees (9 January, 2020) (link) in an article in The Guardian asked Is rugby union losing its way by becoming a numbers game?....

A close game in the #BBL

The Brisbane Heat defeated the Hobart Hurricanes by six wickets with ten balls to spare in a BBL fixture played at the Gabba (link). The...

Neil Lanham: using computers in sport

Introduction In Football Analytics: Now and Beyond, Daniel Memmert, Jürgen Perl and Robert Rein noted that when computers became available in the late 1970s...

Analytics and probability

Introduction I spend a good deal of my time collecting performance data and thinking about probability (link). I regret that I missed two posts from...

#BBL Performances after 26 games in the 2019-2020 season

Game 26 of the BBL 2019-2020 season concluded with the Perth Scorchers defeating the Melbourne Renegades (link). After 26 games and excluding all games that...

Monitoring European Football Leagues: 6 January 2020

Each week I keep an eye on six European Leagues. These leagues are the EPL, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, Serie A, Eredivisie and Primera. I...

Learning from the Final

Introduction Melbourne Stars defeated the Melbourne Renegades in Game 19 of this season's BBL (link). The Renegades batted first and scored 142 for 9. At...

Computers in Sport

Introduction In Football Analytics: Now and Beyond, Daniel Memmert, Jurgen Perl and Robert Rein noted that when computers became available in the late 1970s “more...

Football Analytics: Now and Beyond

Introduction Marti Casals (link) kindly sent me a copy of Football Analytics: Now and Beyond. The book reports the proceedings of the second Barça Sports...