Marcotti-Light now open-sourced on GitHub

Last month I gave a progress report on analytics projects and software under development.  Today I’m pleased to announce that Marcotti-Light — the light version of Soccermetrics’ match database schemas — has been open-sourced on GitHub.Marcotti-Light is used to create databases that track full-time scorelines in all types of competitions and matches that involve either […]

Assessing the Projections: 2015 Major League Soccer regular season

The 2015 Major League Soccer regular season concluded last Sunday.  It’s time to engage in that exercise in humility in which I look back at projections made at the start of the season and assess them.Here is what was projected at the beginning of the season – first by conference:And then the single table:The final […]

Tertulia Analítica Deportiva: Announcing the Soccermetrics Drinkup in Buenos Aires

UPDATE: Just found out that Sugar Bar is CLOSED on Mondays, so the meet will be on Tuesday.  Please note new date and time.  Apologies!!After 13 years, it’s good to be back in Buenos Aires.  I’ve been reconnecting with old friends, exploring what’s new and unchanged, enjoying more than a few choris, empanadas, and asados, […]

A Soccermetrics drinkup in Buenos Aires?

On Friday, I’ll be in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for ten days.  I’m going for personal reasons — a close friend is getting married — but football will definitely be on the agenda.  Unfortunately, thanks to AFA’s unpredictable scheduling practices, matches involving me and my friend’s respective clubs –Vélez Sarsfield and Argentinos Juniors — that were […]

Projecting the 2015-16 English Premier League

Following on from my most recent post, I present league projections for the 2015-16 English Premier League.A lot of people are visiting this site for the first time, so an explanation of these projections is in order.  These league projections are a combination of expected goal statistics based on statistical output in previous seasons and […]