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Goal-Line Technology Update: July 2012

I have been following discussions about the use of goal-line technology in football. A Special Meeting of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) on 5...

Goal Scoring at the Euro 2012 Tournament

Euro 2012 has concluded this morning with Spain's 4-0 victory over Italy in the Final. Spain were ranked 1 in the FIFA Rankings prior to...

Goal Scoring at Euro 2012: Semi Finals

The Semi Final Stage of Euro 2012 has concluded. Three goals were scored in the Semi Finals All three goals were scored in the second...

Penalty Shoot Outs

Last year I attended a computer science conference at Dagstuhl. The theme was football. At the conference Tim McGarry spoke about penalties and free kicks. His...

Goal Scoring at Euro 2012: Quarter Finals

The Quarter Final Stage of Euro 2012 has concluded. Nine goals were scored in the Quarter Finals. The goal scorers were: Quarter Finals: 9 Goals Time Goal Scorer Team Opponent 19 Alonso Spain France 39 Lahm Germany Greece 55 Samaras Greece Germany 61 Khedira Germany Greece 68 Klose Germany Greece 74 Reus Germany Greece 79 Ronaldo Portugal Czech Republic 89 Salphingidis Greece Germany 90+1 Alonso Spain France These...

Charles Reep and Brentford

In February 2011 I wrote about Charles Reep. Two days ago the subject of Charles Reep appeared on the Griffin Park Grapevine, a Forum for...

Euro 2012: Secondary Data Analysis

The Euro 2012 Football Tournament has started. The event is co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine. There is a very detailed website for the Tournament. As with all...

Football Goal-Line Technology Update: April 2012

I have been posting about goal-line technology in football since March 2011. This month FIFA has announced that the final phase of goal-line technology tests...

Simulation as Deception

I am very naive about cheating. I have tried to bear in mind the wisdom contained in the advice that "rules do not bring about...

Goal Scoring in Association Football: Neil Lanham's Research

One of the posts on this blog that receives regular hits is a post about Charles Reep. I based the post on a 1997 article...