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Type A game winning performance in rugby league

I noted in an earlier post that one of my particular interests in monitoring European football leagues is the identification of dominant game winning performances. I that post I used the example of Liverpool v Norwich in the opening day of the EPL season (link). I look for the same dominant behaviours in NRL rugby league games. Last night, in the first week of the Finals, the Roosters demonstrated this behaviour in their game against the Rabbitohs (link) in front of a crowd of 30,000 at the...

Performance Against Ranking: Rugby

I have been looking at performance against previous year's ranking in rugby union and rugby league. In the charts that follow, the green (win) and blue (lose) boxes indicate that teams conform with their previous year's ranking, gold (win) and red (lose) indicate unexpected result based on the previous year. In all examples shared, visually the expectation is that the bottom half of the table is predominantly blue and the top half green. It is interesting note how different the Top 14 Orange matrix is. Lower ranked teams win at home on a regular basis. Super 15 Rugby Union (after 4 weeks) Aviva...

NRL 2011: Winning from behind in the regular season

I am interested in the ability to win in invasive team games. This season I have looked at winning behaviours in association football, Australian rules football, rugby league and rugby union. In this post I list those teams in this year's 2011 NRL fixtures in Australia who were able to overcome a deficit within a game to win in the regular season (before the finals' rounds). In the table below the first named team (in bold) overcame a deficit to win. There was one draw that was not resolved in extra time. This season the four largest deficits were overturned by the away...

Closing the Gap: Winning from Behind in Football

Background In my analysis of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2011 Asian Football Cup I looked at the probability of not losing after scoring the first goal. These are the summary data for both tournaments. In the 2010 World Cup: In the 64 games played three teams scored first and lost. Nigeria scored first in Game 19 of the tournament. Greece won the game 2-1. It is interesting to note that: Greece was higher in the FIFA ranking; Nigeria had a player sent off in the 33rd minute; both of Greeceā€™s goals were scored after the sending off. In Game...

Joel: Private Troubles and Public Issues

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about R U OK Day. I have received some very kind comments about the post and the sentiments expressed in it. I have been thinking about the issues the post raised yesterday and today as the story of Joel Monaghan has exploded in the digital media. I was interviewed by a researcher from PRIME about Joel's behaviour and I thought I would use this post to make the points I made to her. Regardless of the behaviour exhibited by Joel the publication of the story has enormous outcomes for Joel's well-being. He is a...

Unlocking Experience, Enabling Action

In the last week Bret Easton Ellis has visited Australia. He attended his first writers' festival in twenty-five years. I caught up with his visit through Margaret Throsby's interview with him on Classic FM. What was interesting about the interview with Margaret Throsby was his perspective on how interviewers unlock personal experience. This is the link to the podcast of the interview and his statement about the enjoyment of the interview with her. It was interesting to read of Ramona Koval's interview with Bret Ellis at the Byron Bay Festival: The ABC's Ramona Koval opened an onstage conversation with Ellis on...