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How many points for CL qualification?

Posted on April 9th, 2018

One of the perennial discussions we hear near the end of the Premier League season is “What is the point threshold that guarantees a team is safe from relegation”. Right now, as we already know two of the three teams to compete in the Championship next year (well, ok, Middlesbrough still have a mathematical chance), […]

Attendance in the Premier League

Posted on May 22nd, 2013

Is poor performance by a team punished by low attendance by fans? Attendance figures have just been released by the BBC from the past season, prompting us to look into whether or not football supporters are emotional consumers or rational ones who chose to go to games based upon the quality of football available? At […]

Is Fergie time over for United?

Posted on May 9th, 2013

As we wave goodbye to one of the most successful managers in British football it’s also a time to focus on the ways that he has changed the football lexicon, whether it be through terms he coined himself (squeaky bum time) or phrases that were used about him (the hairdryer treatment). Probably the most statistically […]

A new German dawn for European Football?

Posted on April 25th, 2013

After the thrashing of Barcelona and Real Madrid there’s been a lot of discussion about the ascendancy of German football and the decline of Spanish football. But how surprising were these results and is there any chance the Spanish teams will be able to strike back? Likelihood of First Leg Result The first question relates […]

World Cup Qualification

Posted on March 28th, 2013

After yet another round of international games, what do we now know about how Brazil 2014 is shaping up? Below is a bar graph showing European teams chances’ of automatic progression (coming top in their group). Teams that have a chance of less than 5% have not been included.

Six Pointers

Posted on March 1st, 2013

This blog is in part a response to a tweet we received asking what the chances of the Man Utd/Man City match being a title decider are. The race for the title would appear to be pretty much wrapped up (97% chance of Manchester United winning) but the race for Champions League football appears to be wide […]

A match of two legs?

Posted on February 15th, 2013

It feels like it’s been a long two months without European football. With the Spanish, English and German title competitions looking pretty much wrapped up at the moment and a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations, it’s exciting to welcome back the Champions league and Europa league.  So after the first round of of first legs […]

Africa Cup of Nations: Update

Posted on January 31st, 2013

We’re now half way through the Africa Cup of Nations and it has gone relatively to plan so far. The big 4, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa are all through to the quarter -finals with only Nigeria unable to top their group. The North African teams have been something of a disappointment with […]

Preview: Africa Cup of Nations 2013

Posted on January 18th, 2013

It may feel like the Africa Cup of Nations has just finished but due to the rescheduling of the tournament it is yet again that time of year. Below is a brief preview of what’s to come. Group A The hosts, South Africa, should have a relatively straight forward group and are the team most […]

Europa: The other competition

Posted on January 4th, 2013

The Champions League knockout stage might have the glamour of Manchester United v Real Madrid, but what of its little brother (whatever AVB might say), the Europa League? We decided to look at our predictions for the Europa League knockout draw. There are four English teams in the Europa league, Premier League position in brackets: […]

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