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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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 →

World Cup 2014 Final; the two best teams? You bet!

If you've been following my adventures in Major League Soccer you'll know that last year the PWP Index did a pretty good job in showing how the team performances played out in comparison to the League Tables (without) including points scored in my calculations. To be honest, with such a small sample point I really... Continue Reading →

Possession with Purpose – Predictability Indices – Major League Soccer

After some superb discussion at the World Conference on Science and Soccer folks, including myself and others from Prozone Sports plus a Soccer analyst from a notable European Football Club, agreed that the potential for the PWP Index to tranform into a predictability Index was reasonable. To do this we agreed that Goals Scored needed... Continue Reading →

World Conference on Science and Soccer – My Presentation on Possession with Purpose

Roughly 10 days before the Kickoff to the first ever World Conference on Science and Soccer held in the United States I got a phone call from the Conference President and Coordinator Terry Favero asking me if I was interested in making a presentation on Possession with Purpose. To say the least I was pleasantly... 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 →

MLS Possession with Purpose Week 13 – Plenty of surprises…

Some stunners and bummers this week for plenty of soccer supporters across North America; who'da thought Montreal would get a clean sheet against New England and Real Salt Lake would get completely schooled by Seattle... Others like Philadelphia reinforced they do not want to be a bottom dweller, as some suspect this year, by beating up on... Continue Reading →

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