With the international break over, it’s a good time to look at the major European leagues to see who are over- and underperforming as we enter the final quarter of the season.
Major League Soccer has some characteristics that make it different from other professional soccer leagues around the world. So which paths into the league have yielded the greatest success? We look in the numbers of the last five seasons to find out.
Remaining on the subject of applying quantitative metrics from other sports, I’ll mention one from basketball — the Correlated Gaussian method.
We continue our retrospective of the Olympic Men’s football competition with a presentation of substitution patterns during the tournament. Substitutions were fewer and more defensive in nature than other national team tournaments this year, yet just as many goals were scored by substitutes in this competition. We start with a distribution of the substitution events [...]
We start our statistical retrospective of the 2012 Olympic football competition with a look at the rotation practices of the 16 finalists. This is in the same vein as similar analyses for the Africa Cup of Nations and the European Championships and includes the squad rotations through the end of the knockout stage (“medal round” [...]
We continue our look at the 2012 Olympic men’s football competition by examining the substitution behavior through the group stage matches.
We take a look at how Olympic team managers have rotated their squads during the men’s football competition of the London Olympics, using the same analysis conducted for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations and UEFA Euro 2012.
My previous post on substitutions at UEFA Euro 2012 drew a comment on Soccermetrics Research’s Facebook page that asked if I could control for the substitute’s position in my analysis. I was curious about the results myself, so here they are.
I continue my statistical review of UEFA Euro 2012 with a look at the substitution patterns over the duration of the tournament. The analysis is similar to what I did for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
Back in February I started a multi-part statistical retrospective of the Africa Cup of Nations which served two purposes: it shed light on the practices of managers of the national teams in the competition, and it provided me with an opportunity to further develop and test the software library for the Football Match Result Database.