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Referee performance in first half of the Argentina Superliga

Last season I wrote a few articles on referee performance metrics in Argentina’s Primera División.  This season I present the same thing for the first half of the re-branded Superliga.The referee-associated metrics that I have collected for each match include yellow/red cards, penalties given, time added on at end of first and second halves, mean […]

Manager performance in the first half of the Argentina Superliga

The 2017/18 Argentine Superliga is now in its summer/holiday break, which is much shorter than the summer breaks in the past. (The league competition restarts on January 28.)  It’s a convenient moment to take a look at the performance of the managers in the current tournament.There have been 41 different managers in the Superliga, of […]

A history of Mexico’s league playoff system: Which seeds advance?

I’ve written about the two-leg format for knockout/playoff matches in soccer on multiple occasions.  Most of my writing has focused on the UEFA Champions League and Major League Soccer, but in this post I’ll write about a North American domestic league that has a long experience with playoffs and the two-leg system: the Mexican League. […]

Some initial storylines from the Superliga

We’re now four rounds into Argentina’s newly-branded Superliga competition, which is a little premature to predict a champion (although there are some candidates) but not so much for seeing some managerial changes (three changes at San Lorenzo, Estudiantes, and most recently Defensa y Justicia). Furthermore, some storylines are starting to emerge from the opening matchdays: […]