Possession with Purpose – Prozone – and more…

No detailed statistics today - just a narrative to pass on a few tidbits as I prepare my End of Season analysis for Europe. The news: The European Season is ending. There's the winners, the losers, and those that stay afloat to live another year. I'll peel back the results on the English Premier League,... Continue Reading →

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Hurried Passes – Could this be a new statistic in Soccer?

Aye... the NFL track 'hurried throws' -  why doesn't a Statistics agency involved in Soccer track "Hurried Passes"? I'll get to that but first I need to set some conditions. If you've read my article on Expected Wins 2  (XpW) it seems reasonable that a teams' Passing Accuracy in the Final Third has great value... Continue Reading →

Possession with Purpose – An introduction and some explanations…

If you’ve been following me the last 2-3 years, through Columbian Newspaper, out of southern Washington, you’ll know that I’ve been researching data with the intent of creating some Indices to analyze "team performance" in Major League Soccer. The initial version of my Possession with Purpose approach was published on 10 February, 2013 on the Columbian... Continue Reading →

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