EPL – Charting progress after 12 Weeks

It's been a couple of weeks since I checked in with the English Premier League so here's a quick fly-by on who's leading the league in team performance, exclusive of the League Table. That's not to say I'll ignore the League Table - in summary here's the top six and the bottom six respectively: Chelsea,... 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 →

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 →

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 →

English Premier League – Week 4 – Relegation battle begins…

I've no doubt many of the headlines on the English Premier League this week dig into Manchester United's convincing win over Crystal Palace...   That's probably appropriate for most but I, often times, like to write about the un-obvious. So even though Angel Di Maria looked great - I'd offer he was a stud playing amongst English school... 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 →

English Premier League Week 3 – Chelsea blow past Everton but it’s not all about Chelsea this week…

Perhaps a few shockers this past weekend - Queens Park Rangers defeating Sunderland 1-nil and Burnley (only?) drawing with Man United nil-nil certainly are intriguing, and from a pure entertainment standpoint the Chelsea game had it all. But soccer isn't about one specific week in League competition - it's about the consistency of purpose in... Continue Reading →

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