The Power of Goals

Quantifying the Value of Every Pass

I've written about passing models over the last couple of years and posted passing maps for individual players and teams recently. So here's a quick overview the passing model upon which those maps are based, how it was developed and how they might be ...

The Name Game.

Sports analytics, not just football (or soccer) has always had a problem when naming their metrics (see what I mean).Corsi, TSR, Pythagorean and expected goals may work fine in a closed environment, but try sticking those terms into the mainstream and ...

A Non Shot Addition to the xG Family

Shot based expected goals models can tell us a lot about a match by extending the sample size from around three for actual goals to well into double figures for goal attempts.But they are event based descriptions of a match and don't always tell the wh...

Quantifying Passing Contribution.

Passing completion models have seeped into the public arena over the last couple of months, mimicking the methodology used in expected goals models.Historical data is used to estimate the likelihood that a goal is scored by an average finisher based pr...