Category Archives: Football

Probability of World Cup Group Draw

The lineup for the 2018 FIFA World Cup is now complete, and the teams have been sorted into pots ahead of the group stage draw on December 1st. All draws are not equally likely, so what teams is your team … Continue reading

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Correlation of mean transfer spend and UEFA coefficient

How does a countries mean transfer spend relate to its UEFA coefficient?

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Most expensive Premier League football transfer of all time: Rio Ferdinand

No, this post isn’t 15 years late, Rio Ferdinand really did cost “more” than Paul Pogba…

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Number of days until first Premier League manager sacking

I’ll get straight to the point, on average the first Premier League manager is sacked after 77 days.

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Rooney Most Capped Outfield Player – updated data

About a year ago I wrote a post examining the data when Rooney become England’s highest ever goal scorer. Now he has become the most capped outfield player I thought I should update the stats.

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Relegated Stadia from the Premier League

From the Premier League this season (2015/16) Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Norwich City were relegated. This represents the largest capacity of stadia relegated from the division since only 3 teams were relegated (a total of 122,331). This post contains … Continue reading

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Rooney Scores 50 goals for England – the data

So Wayne Rooney (I assume in the future it will be Sir Wayne) has broken the England goal scoring record with 50 goals. A lot of discussion has therefore been about if he is the greatest English attacker of all … Continue reading

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