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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Possession with Purpose Total Soccer Index What is it?

In 2014 I created an Index to measure team performance; my goal was to create one number (exclusive of points scored) that could help me tell a story about team performance that isn't just about goals scored and goals against (Goal Differential). While I can't share the internal data points and algorithms anymore I can... Continue Reading →

Expected Wins 4

Republication/update:  My intent, this past year, was to update my series on Expected Wins, with EW-5 - that has changed.  After conducting research and analyses, and seeing my work published in London, England I've decided to rename this series Expected Losses instead of Expected Wins. Why, because my data analyses is beginning to show it's easier... Continue Reading →

UEFA Champions League – Bundesliga Throws down the Guantlet

FC Bayern Munchen and Borussia Dortmund take a big leap in working towards the knockout stages as each sit on six points, along with Real Madrid. Others falling in line for a push into the knockout stages include Roma, Chelsea, Monaco, Paris Saint Germain (stunner that was), Zenit St. Petersburg and FC Porto. In seeing... Continue Reading →

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