English Premier League – Mid-table Maidens or Muppets?

Like the La Liga article this week I'll be taking a look at some mid-table maidens and muppets. And yes, I'm breaking down this week and offering up some analysis on Manchester United. I've delayed long enough I guess so I'll take a peak at them along with Tottenham, Crystal Palace, West Brom, Stoke City,... Continue Reading →

La Liga…. Thru Week 6; Establishing a stronger position or early signs of fading away?

Being mid-table - a glass half-full - or a glass half-empty? Still just six weeks in, but there are trends that can be offered with six games, so for this week's focus I'll look in on Rayo Vallecano, Almeria (who I looked at in Week 3 also), and Granada. Respectively those teams are 9th, 10th,... Continue Reading →

Expected Wins V3 MLS, EPL, Bundesliga, LaLiga, WC 2014

If you've read these two previous articles, Expected Wins and Expected Wins 2, you know I look at how teams perform, on average, (win, lose, or draw) with respect to my primary data collection points for Possession with Purpose. What will be added, in Version 3 (V3), will be a compare and contrast between all the... Continue Reading →

Bundesliga – Who’s best after four weeks?

Perhaps still too early?  I don't think so - at least not with who's the best - clearly FC Bayern Munchen are firing on all cylinders.  So............ What to do? Well, I'll be ignoring FC Bayern Munchen in this effort because they are simply head and shoulders above everyone else...  give me about another month... Continue Reading →

Major League Soccer – Week 28 – A Union divided? Not now…

Twenty eight games in - the screws are tightening and the pucker factor hit the Vancouver Whitecaps big time; see here: Valeri's vicious volley from Villafana vanquishes Vancouver. For me though, the real story is how the tables have turned in Philadelphia - I'll get to that in just a wee bit - for now here's... Continue Reading →

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