A (very) brief note about the use of xG in single-game analyses

“goals are more subject to luck than the ability to create chances.”

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The Dual Life of Expected Goals (Part 1)

How do you expect goals?

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BLOG: The challenges faced by Football League Clubs in devising and executing an overseas player identification and recruitment strategy

It’s easy for Premier League Clubs to sign foreign players. But if you’re a Championship Club? Gotta put in the hard work.

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Non-Shot xG Models

NSxG gives a value to every possession in every area of the playing field. It’s most usefully expressed in expected goals and describes the likelihood that a possession will eventually turn into a goal.

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How many goals should a penalty taker score?

How do you know if a penalty taker is objectively good?

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In search of an Everton midfield(er)

Scenario: the manager now wants a central midfielder that is going to want to get on the ball and has a good range of passing – not just someone who will play it safe. Central midfield has been a problem for too long.

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GUEST BLOG: A new metric for evaluating 1v1 ability

“The ball may pass, the man may pass but never the two together.” Football has become less bloodthirsty since Smith last played for Liverpool in 1978, but performance in 1v1 contests remains a key element of the game.

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The irony of Moneyball

The irony of Moneyball is that it is a story, and the Oakland A’s management hated stories.

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Scouting Leon Bailey

Whether it be this summer or next there’s no doubt the biggest clubs in Europe will be circling around the BayArena soon enough, large briefcases of cash in hand. So let’s take a look at what they’d be getting, shall we?

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What’s still possible: 2 April 2018

Seeing as we’re fast approaching the business end of the season, and with all the talk about Manchester City being able to guarantee the title in their next match, it feels like the right time to look at what’s still possible – and likely – in each division.

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