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Charles, Richard, Neil and Simon: the stories we craft

Tom Fenton and Rob Carroll have published a story about Charles Reep (link). It is titled Football’s Pioneer – The Charles Reep story. Earlier...

The Charles Reep and Bernard Benjamin Paper 50 Years On (1)

It is 50 years since a paper written by C. Reep and B. Benjamin appeared in the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series...

Charles Reep: history and hagiography

Earlier this month, Simon Gleave included me in a conversation with Duncan Alexander about Charles Reep. Duncan, in Outside the Box (2017), shares his discovery...

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...

Seeing the wind: notating and analysing football performance

Back in October 2016, I wrote about a Charles Reep project: I have been doing some research following a lead from Simon Gleave. The project...

Returning to Charles, Bernard … and Richard

I have returned to my Charles Reep Project this week. I have been re-reading Charles and Bernard's 1968 paper, Skill and Chance in Association Football....

Performance Universals

I have been following the Twitter feed from #Ascilite 2016. The conference is sharing innovation, practice and research in educational technologies in tertiary education. It...

Another Week with Charles

This has been a deciphering week in my Charles Reep project. I have revisited a number of publications, particularly the 1968 and 1971 papers. I have compiled...

A Week With #CharlesReep

It has been quite a week on the Charles Reep project. I found a Football Pink report of the fabled Swindon Town v Bristol Rovers...

A Day with Charles, His Colleagues and Critics

I have had a very productive day at the start of my compilation of a Charles Reep archive. There are some primary sources I have...