I am a keen player of Fantasy Football. Not only is the game huge fun (and very addictive) it also provides an excellent opportunity to play around with a whole host of mathematics. I posted a controversial thread on Twitter which has been reasonably popular (100k views, 90 retweets, 225 likes, 110 comments on Reddit
The TV show “Pointless” is based around correctly guessing obscure answers to questions. Season 5, Episode 48 had a question about England goalkeepers.
My model now gives Brazil odds of >1/3 that they will win the World Cup.
It is fair to say that during England’s (fantastic) World Cup win over Colombia last night I had my “heart in my mouth”. It was rather nerve-racking! Fortunately I was wearing my Fitbit and was able to download the timestamped data. The celebration when Dier scored was epic.
With the end of the group stage of the World Cup we’ve lost half of the teams and it’s time to update our predictions.
Quick update on the World Cup model following the 2nd round of group fixtures.
Following the end of the first round of the World Cup group stage let’s see how the model is doing and how the predictions have changed.
The World Cup is almost upon us and so it’s time to make some predictions…
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 likely to face?
How does a countries mean transfer spend relate to its UEFA coefficient?