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Predicting the outcome of the 2018 FIFA World Cup using Elo ratings

Introduction The 2018 FIFA World Cup starts in a week's time. The first game is between Russia and Saudi Arabia in the Luzhniki Stadium in...

The Impact of Managerial Change: EPL 2017-2018

I noticed this tweet earlier today https://twitter.com/soccerquant/status/967727504416034817 By coincidence, Ron Smith had sent me a link to the paper too. It is available online at this...

On the ball … in 1935

Simon Gleave and Jurryt van der Vooren have been tracking down the earliest example of football statistics. There have been some Twitter exchanges https://twitter.com/SimonGleave/status/852543727159660546 In response to: https://twitter.com/DFB_Pokal/status/852055544256974849 This...

1937 Back Pass

Last year, thanks to Jurryt van de Vooren and Simon Gleave, I was introduced to what was thought to be the earliest example of...

Exploring our performance analysis and sport analytics history

Yesterday, I was re-reading Ben Alamar and Vijay Mehrotra's 2011 discussion of the rapidly evolving world of sports analytics (Part 1). They have a...

Our Charles Reep Project 2

Last month, I wrote about a Charles Reep project. I have been doing some research following a lead from Simon Gleave. The project has been given...

Our Charles Reep Project 1

Yesterday, I received this alert https://twitter.com/SimonGleave/status/770961008676438016?lang=en I admire Simon's work immensely and so I need to respond. I think it is a great idea. Over the years I...

#CWC15 Batting partnership landscape after six games

After six games of #CWC15, there have been 101 partnerships. My data are collected here. This is the landscape of these partnerships to resonate with Chris...

The Visual Analytic Turn

Seventeen years ago, Usama Fayyad, Gregory Piatesky-Shapiro and Padhraic Smyth wrote: Across a wide variety of fields, data are being collected and accumulated at a...