Gluck: Updated Possession with Purpose and the New Total Soccer Index

Much has transpired in the world of soccer statistics over the past four years since I first published: Possession with Purpose - An Introduction and some Explanations. Three years ago I published my Possession with Purpose - Revised Introduction. In 2014 the concept was presented at the World Conference on Science and Soccer 2014. Last year the concept... Continue Reading →

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Bundesliga – Winter Break is here…

No European team can match the league domination that Bayern Munich has shown this year in the Bundesliga.  However, in spite of Die Bayern's efforts to run away with the title, the German premier division is still awash with fascinating stories. The race for the remaining Champions League spot could not be closer - five teams are separated... Continue Reading →

Terrible Start for Borussia Dortmund

Is Borussia Dortmund really that bad? Doubtful, but it's results like these that are a nightmare for supporters, members of the Coaching staff and Front Office types alike. So with the ability to evaluate team performance (outside of just results) what better team to run through the Possession with Purpose grinder? (Edit) - Latest sees... 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 →

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 →

Bundesliga – Possession with Purpose Indices after Week 1

Most should know I've embarked on creating my Possession with Purpose Indices for the English Premier League this season; plus my continuing adventure in Major League Soccer; up new for this coming football season will be my weekly review on the Bundesliga... ...my continuing adventure in determining the value of this highly successful Index approach... Continue Reading →

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