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Argentina Primera 2016-17: Referee Performance Summary

The following chart presents metrics that in their totality provide a picture of the referee’s management of matches worked in the 2016-17 Primera División Argentina.Data supplied by DataFactory.Here’s the key for the table columns, aside from the obvious.  P1 and P2 refer to first and second periods, respectively.  All time is in seconds.Added: Stoppage time added […]

Is there a relationship between “mean-time-between” metrics and effective time?

Since I started to apply mean time between fouls and mean time between stoppages to World Cup data, I was curious to find out if there was any correlation between these “mean-time-between” metrics and the effective match time.  I’ll examine the correlation issues in this post.For reference, here is my post on MTBF for the […]

Introducing mean time between fouls and stoppages

I was looking through this blog at the number of posts that I’ve written about referee performance, and it turns out that there are, as of this date, five posts under that category.  Three of the articles are reviews of research publications, so I’ve actually written very little about the subject.  That’s about to change […]

A survey of referees’ physiological and technical performance

Weston, M. et. al. (2006) "The effect of match standard and referee experience upon the objective and subjective match workload of English Premier League referees", Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 9 (3): 256-262. [Citation|PDF]Mallo, J. et al. (2009) "Physical demands of top-class soccer assistant refereeing during high-standard matches", International Journal of Sports Medicine, […]

Fair referee assignments in football

Yavuz, M., Inan, U.H., Figlali, A. "Fair referee assignments for professional football leagues", Computers and Operations Research, 35: 2937-2951, 2008. [Citation][From the abstract] Assignment of referees to football games is an important problem faced in professional football leagues. Despite its importance, the problem has received limited academic attention. This paper presents a model and analysis […]