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Skill and chance in football goal scoring

These data appeared in my in box this morning. Their arrival took me back to Charles Reep and Bernard Benjamin's observation fifty years ago: an excess...

Bernard Benjamin

I 'met' Bernard Benjamin when I read the paper on Skill and Chance he co-authored with Charles Reep in 1968. I include his photograph here...

Age Profiles of Three 2015-2016 Premier League Teams in Round 1

Nehad Makhadmeh's research into women's football has taken me back to look at chronological age and place in birth year discussions in football. I am...

Goal-Line Technology Update: December 2011

I have been monitoring discussions about goal-line technology in football. Last month I reported on developments in Australian Rules Football. This month the focus has returned...

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...

Home Ground, Home Advantage

I have been thinking about home a great deal lately.  In May I wrote about my hometown memories and the experience opened me up...

2010 FIFA World Cup: After the Final Whistle

At this World Cup I have been following: Goal scoring patterns. Game outcome in relation to FIFA Ranking (May 2010). Referees for each game. The official web site...

Semi Finals at the 2010 FIFA World Cup: Outputs

I wrote a post before the semi finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.  The post noted some of the inputs going into these...

Semi Finals at the 2010 FIFA World Cup: Inputs

Going into the semi final games of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, these are some of the performance characteristics of the four teams...

Penalty Shoot Outs at the 2010 FIFA World Cup

The 2010 World Cup Regulations stipulate that: In the knockout stages, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time...