Category Archives: Mathematics

World Cup 2018 Quarter Final Update

My model now gives Brazil odds of >1/3 that they will win the World Cup.

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World Cup 2018 Round of 16 Update

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.

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World Cup 2018 Group Stage Round 2 Update

Quick update on the World Cup model following the 2nd round of group fixtures.

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World Cup 2018 Predictions Update

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.

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World Cup 2018 Predictions

The World Cup is almost upon us and so it’s time to make some predictions…

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Number of Days Between Easter’s

My three year old asked me a pretty interesting question this morning, “how many sleeps is it until next Easter?”

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Was there room on the door for two?

Could Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) from the motion picture ‘Titanic’ both have survived by both floating on the door? (Clearly there are a load of spoilers in this article – but the film did … 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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Complex Reflection Groups

After a spring clean I came across a talk I gave on the classification of complex reflection groups back in March 2011.

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