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Ten Years of

Posted: 2022-10-18 19:30:00+01:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

It's been ten years since I started this blog...

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VAR, What is it Good For?.

Posted: 2019-08-22 19:30:00+01:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

As Edwin Starr famously said, VAR, what is it good for? Well, let's find out...

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Posted: 2013-06-19 19:30:00+01:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

You may have noticed that my blogging has slowed down over the past few weeks and the reason is that I have joined Onside Analysis as a computational statistician.

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MLS Player Salaries: 2013.

Posted: 2013-05-10 19:30:00+01:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

The latest Major League Soccer (MLS) salaries were released recently by the MLS Players’ Union so I thought I would post a quick summary of the data...

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What Is A Meaningful Sample Size?.

Posted: 2013-04-28 19:30:00+01:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

I had an article published at Betting Expert last week looking at how to determine statistically how much data you need to make accurate predictions...

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What Has Caused Dimitar Berbatov’s Recent Lack of Goals?.

Posted: 2012-12-15 19:30:00+00:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

Up until week 12 of the season, Dimitar Berbatov was one of the English Premier League’s top goal scorers and goal creators. However, since then he has gone 450 minutes without registering either a goal or an assist, coinciding with Bryan Ruiz’s injury...

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Analysis of André Villas-Boas Vs Harry Redknapp.

Posted: 2012-11-18 19:30:00+00:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

Since taking over as manager of Tottenham Hotspur, André Villas-Boas has been trapped in former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp’s shadow. Every tactical decision or team selection Villas-Boas makes is seemingly compared with Redknapp’s previous achievements. And after Tottenham’s apparent slow start to the season, Villas-Boas has come under heavy criticism from the media whose narrative seems to be that Tottenham are performing poorly. But is this criticism fair and are Tottenham really performing any worse than last season under Harry Redknapp?

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Influence Of Clean Sheets.

Posted: 2012-10-26 19:30:00+01:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

To make much sense of the statistics available for football we need to have an understanding of their context so I am planning on starting off simple by looking at baselines for various events and statistics while I build up the information required to start a mathematical model.

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Football + Mathematics.

Posted: 2012-10-22 19:30:00+01:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

There are plenty of analytical football blogs already out there on the internet so I thought long and hard about whether to bother with

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It's Fergie Time.

Posted: 2012-10-19 19:30:00+01:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

After Manchester United’s recent defeat to Tottenham, Sir Alex Ferguson was once again furious about the amount of injury time played. He even went as far as to claim the four minutes Chris Foy added was an ‘insult’.

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