Shots and Goals: Quality, Expectations and Context (2)

I mentioned earlier this week that I have been working on a shot quality and expected goals project.

I have finished a first draft of a bibliography. Link.

I am mindful that this is not a complete bibliography. Many of the references were acquired through recommendations in the literature I had found. I hope that in this open document there can be ongoing inclusion of references.

My summary of these references extends the bibliography. Link.

As I was writing the summary, I found myself asking what Charles Reep would think about this work.

I have compiled some information about the data he collected. Link.

This is my secondary analysis of some of the data shared by Charles Reep and Bernard Benjamin in their 1968 paper.

1953-1954 Wolverhampton Wanderers

First Division Champions. Won 25, Drew 7 and lost 10. Goals for 96, goals against 56, goal average 1.71.

Sheffield Wednesday 1955-1956

Sheffield Wednesday were Champions of the Second Division. Won 21, drew 13 and lost 8. Goals for 101, goals against 62, goal average 1.63.

Sheffield Wednesday 1956-1957

14th in the First Division.  Won 16, drew 6 and lost 20. Goals for 82, goals against 88, goal average 0.93.

Sheffield Wednesday 1957-1958

Sheffield Wednesday finished in 22nd in the League and were relegated. The only team not to win away from home all season. Won 12, drew 7 and lost 23. Goals for 69, goals against 92, goal average 0.75.

Tottenham Hotspur 1960-1961

First Division Champions. Won 31, Drew 4 and lost 7. Goals for 115, goals against 55, goal average 2.09.

Tottenham Hotspur 1961-1962

Third in First Division. Won 21, Drew 10 and lost 11. Goals for 88, goals against 69, goal average 1.28.

Arsenal 1961-1962

Arsenal finished 10th in the League. At home 9 wins, 6 draws, 6 defeats, goals for 39, goals against 31. Away games 7 wins, 5 draws, 9 defeats, goals for 32, goals against 41, goal average 0.99.

Burnley 1961-1962

Second in First Division. Won 21, Drew 11 and lost 10. Goals for 101, goals against 67, goal average 1.51.

Coventry City 1962-1963

4th in the Third Division. Won 18, Drew 17 and lost 11. Goals for 83, goals against 69, goal average 1.20.

Tottenham Hotspur 1962-1963

Second in First Division. Won 23, Drew 9 and lost 10. Goals for 111, goals against 62, goal average 1.79.

The 1968 paper uses data gathered by hand notation in 578 matches from 1953 to 1967.

Photo Credit

Untended Goal (gfpeck, CC BY-ND 2.0)

Leave a Reply