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Richard in Bhutan

Introduction This post introduces Richard Pollard in an account of the history of sport analytics. Richard completed his PhD at the University of the South...

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...

Richard, Neil and Charles

Last week, I had the good fortune to correspond with Richard Pollard. Our email exchange coincided with the publication of Richard's most recent paper...

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....

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...

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...

Goal Scoring in Association Football: Charles Reep

Background Back in 1996 I had an opportunity to meet Charles Reep at his home near Plymouth in the United Kingdom. I spent a day in...