Passing – More from Less – Barcley’s Premier League

In updating my Expected Wins series I thought I'd go back and take a look at what teams are performing the best (under the average) when it comes to some of the categories of Possession with Purpose. For starters, this week, let's look at Passing Volume; the league average is 433.75 Total Passes per game; when not reaching the... Continue Reading →

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Expected Wins Five – Europe

In my previous series on Expected Wins Four - probably more appropriately entitled "Expected Points" - I'd taken a look at how the general tendencies of four primary Leagues in Europe (England, Germany, Spain, as the UEFA Champions League) compare to Major League Soccer - Is European Football Really Higher Quality than Major League Soccer? This time... Continue Reading →

Redefining and Modernizing Total Shots Ratio

For many years Total Shots Ratio has plodded along as a good indicator of team shooting performance, not overall team performance, but shooting performance. It's a good enough indicator that its found its way into generic match reports for professional soccer teams and has good visibility on Opta - a well recognized soccer statistics company... Continue Reading →

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