Possession with Purpose is Published

Possession with Purpose analytical approach is published! Four years ago I began a journey blogging about the Portland Timbers. Part of that journey included speaking with Caleb Porter, and others, about my new analytical approach to measuring team performance in soccer. For those that have followed my journey (that continues) my thanks. To those that... Continue Reading →

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Expected Wins 4

Republication/update:  My intent, this past year, was to update my series on Expected Wins, with EW-5 - that has changed.  After conducting research and analyses, and seeing my work published in London, England I've decided to rename this series Expected Losses instead of Expected Wins. Why, because my data analyses is beginning to show it's easier... Continue Reading →

Malaga and Almeria – Two Teams going in Different Directions?

My next installment on La Liga takes a look at Week 12 and compares how things have progressed or digressed for teams since Week 6. If you've not followed my Possession with Purpose analyses in the past here's a quick link to an Introduction. Some movers to be sure, so to give the Index some... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Are Seattle Sounders and Sporting KC simply too strong?

Plenty of action these past two weeks in Major League Soccer - the most telling is the huge lead in points that Seattle holds over all the other teams in a very competitive Western Conference. Not to be outdone, in the Eastern Conference, it appears Sporting KC have also begun to open up an insurmountable... Continue Reading →

MLS Soccer – Week 14 – The best and worst in Possession with Purpose

Been a really busy past two weeks for me and it's good to nestle back into a routine offering for your consideration.  That being said I should appropriately note that I met some really superb people this past week at the World Conference on Science and Soccer. It's a small world when you meet someone... Continue Reading →

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