FC Bayern Bullies Werder Bremen and the Bundesliga…

When a team is simply the best a picture speaks a thousand words... Rarely do I ever focus on just one game in my analyses but I think it's worthy to spend just a wee bit of time on the Bayern - Bremen match to really drive home what my Family of Indices can show.... Continue Reading →

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UEFA Champions League – Bundesliga Throws down the Guantlet

FC Bayern Munchen and Borussia Dortmund take a big leap in working towards the knockout stages as each sit on six points, along with Real Madrid. Others falling in line for a push into the knockout stages include Roma, Chelsea, Monaco, Paris Saint Germain (stunner that was), Zenit St. Petersburg and FC Porto. In seeing... 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 →

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 →

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 →

La Liga – Week 2 – Who’s going to keep up with Barcelona?

Even when it's early days there are just some things that already make themselves clear - Barcelona are the team to beat in La Liga. I'm sure FC Bayern would like that simplicity in the Bundesliga but not so... How many pretenders are contenders in the English Premier League is also another story... but Chelsea... Continue Reading →

New Statistics in Soccer (Football)? Open Pass and Open Shot

Over my two year course of analyzing/researching team performance in soccer I've come across a number of general issues I have with modern day statistics in this game and think there is room for improvement. That's not to say most of the current statistics have weaknesses - they don't; the majority of them have function and purpose but... Continue Reading →

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