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Quantifying strategy effectiveness in football

L. Szczepanski, "Measuring the effectiveness of strategies and quantifying players' performance in football", International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 8(2): 55-66, 2008. [Link]This paper describes a procedure that estimates the probability of scoring and conceding goals in a match from open or set play in a given sector of the field, by a player […]

New and improved blogrolls

I revamped the blogroll and broke them out into separate subjects.  I now have links under professional organizations, people (research or practitioners), publications (from scholarly journals to books), research groups, and software.  Now that I think of it, I should have another category for databases that will keep soccermetricians from having to reinvent the wheel.So […]

Participating and serving in MATHCOUNTS

This isn't soccer-related, or soccermetrics-related, but it is math-related.  I participated as a volunteer for the Arizona MATHCOUNTS competition this weekend.  I've gone full-circle, because I competed in one of the regional competitions in Florida when I was a junior high school student in the late 80s.  For those who don't know what it is, […]

New links in the blogroll

Sorry for the long gap between posts; I've been busy with the start of the CONCACAF Hexagonal on my other websites.The site continues to get some attention and comments, and I'm appreciative for both.  I was pointed to some websites that are heavily involved in statistical analysis for soccer, and I've included them in the […]

A possible venue for soccermetric presentations

I found this call for papers at the American Statistical Association (ASA) website:2nd International Conference on Mathematics in SportHampshire Hotel-Plaza, Groningen, Netherlands17-19 June 2009Topics to include: Econometrics in Sport; Competitive strategy; Match outcome models; Decision support systems; Analysis of sporting technologies; Analysis of rules and adjudication; Performance measures and models; Optimisation of sports performance; Mathematics […]