Barcley’s Premier League – How Goes It?

In my latest installment of Possession with Purpose in Europe I have a number of diagrams to offer to include the latest on the PWP Predictability Index. You'll note that in every case the PWP Correlation to the League Tables for all four competitions has stayed the same or gotten better. Also of interest is... Continue Reading →

Hammers hurdle forward and Villa vanquishes backwards

A tale of two teams! The last time I dug into the English Premier League (Week 6) the League Table had Chelsea 1st (16 points), Southampton (13 points), followed by Man City (11 points), then Aston Villa, Swansea City, and Arsenal all tied for fifth on (10 points). And here's how the Composite PWP Index... Continue Reading →

Road Warriors – Seattle Sounders

The Seattle Sounders have one of the most advanced statistics programs in Major League Soccer.  And while I don't have a specific gauge that tracks the effectiveness and efficiency of their statistical analysis it's a good bet their approach has had some level of influence in how their organization performed this year. NOTE: Given recent... Continue Reading →

MLS – Week 32 – Down to One Battle (Portland or Vancouver)?

The Playoffs are all but settled barring the final team to advance out of the Great Northwest... is it Vancouver or Portland? Given that I'll spend a few minutes on each team offering up some strengths and weaknesses but first; as usual the Possession with Purpose Family of Indices beginning with the Composite Index: Note... 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 →

La Liga…. Thru Week 6; Establishing a stronger position or early signs of fading away?

Being mid-table - a glass half-full - or a glass half-empty? Still just six weeks in, but there are trends that can be offered with six games, so for this week's focus I'll look in on Rayo Vallecano, Almeria (who I looked at in Week 3 also), and Granada. Respectively those teams are 9th, 10th,... 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 →

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