English Premier League – Week 4 – Relegation battle begins…

I've no doubt many of the headlines on the English Premier League this week dig into Manchester United's convincing win over Crystal Palace...   That's probably appropriate for most but I, often times, like to write about the un-obvious. So even though Angel Di Maria looked great - I'd offer he was a stud playing amongst English school... Continue Reading →

La Liga – Week 3 – Passing Dominates Early

For those not familiar with this phrase - Passing domina temprana (Passing dominates early) - get used to it as my Possession with Purpose analyses moves to La Liga. I'll get to the details behind that view a bit later but first a look at the traditional analysis on PWP plus an early focus, like... Continue Reading →

Bundesliga – Week 3 – Relegation Discussion Already? U Bet!

No doubt Bayern Munich will continue their disciplined march to the top of the Bundesliga League Table;  a few teams like, Borussia Dortmund, or even Hannover 96, might have something to say about that. Before getting started on this week's update though; a reminder for those who wish to refresh, or learn anew, what Possession with... Continue Reading →

Consistency of Purpose – Defending – Major League Soccer

Consistency of Purpose - as a business analyst I know that organizations usually strive for consistency in performance.  The general idea behind this is that before you can really begin to assess what improvements need to be made you first need to have some sort of 'control' over the effort. In laymen's 'statistical' terms - the... Continue Reading →

Possession with Purpose – Revised Introduction

It's time to offer up another revised version of my Possession with Purpose Analysis. My intent here is to: Provide an update that may help simplify this effort, and Update new links to articles most have found to be of great interest in the last year. To begin... Possession with Purpose (PWP): The End State,... Continue Reading →

Colorado Rapids Ripped, Sundered, and Shredded – MLS Soccer through Week 26

It's been awhile, I suppose, since a score-line of 6-nil has popped up in Major League Soccer and given the rarity, at least this year, I figured it'd be a worthy way to peel back how things are going in my traditional review of Major League Soccer each week. As for the last time a score-line... Continue Reading →

Consistency of Purpose – MLS Through Week 26

Before digging into a different view on Major League Soccer team performance, this week, I'll offer up my Possession with Purpose Index for consideration. A few changes after this week see Columbus jumping past Sporting (rightly so given the Crew won and Sporting didn't). In addition, Portland was passed by FC Dallas while a few other... Continue Reading →

La Liga – Semana 2 – ¿Quién va a mantenerse al día con el Barcelona ?

Se me pidió que publicar este artículo en español - usando Google Traductor así es como Inglés traducido al español - espero que sea útil .... Aun cuando todavía es pronto sólo hay algunas cosas que ya se hacen a sí mismos clara - El Barcelona es el equipo a vencer en la Liga. Estoy... Continue Reading →

Major League Soccer – Week 25 – Portland finally show up…

While most were probably focused on some other battles this past weekend - and rightly so in some cases - the Timbers might just have shaken the Western Conference a wee bit to reinforce, that when they get their defense right, they will be a team to reckon with. Before diving in though; here's a link... Continue Reading →

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