Category Archives: Handling Data

Were the refs more lenient on the hosts in Russia 2018?

We may be on the eve of the new domestic football season, but before we consign the World Cup, Russia 2018, to history, I just want to share this plot with you. It compares the fouls committed per game by a team, and the number of yellow cards received. By eye, there does appear to […]

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Saints or Sinners?

The football may be over, but the fun never stops! There is plenty of data on the recent Russia 2018 World Cup to be found on the Official Fifa site Using their statistics, I have compared the number of fouls committed versus the number of fouls suffered and plotted the scatter graph above. ¬†Fouls committed […]

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Its all getting quite exciting

Russia 2018 – its turning out to be a vintage World Cup. We’ve had shocks, upset and – at the time of writing – England are still in it (with a supposedly “easy” route to the final. Half of me dares to hope, the other half fears we will be dumped out tomorrow night by […]

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Most Competitive League in Europe

Saturday saw Aston Villa face Fulham FC in what is widely regarded as the most valuable game in world football – the winners of the Championship play off can look forward to the next season in the Premier League, a season worth circa ¬£170 million, a sum far eclipsing the prize money of any other […]

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Financial Times – could do better

The above tweet [link] popped up in my twitter feed this morning, and it got me thinking. Not about whether or not Dominic Raab’s claims* were valid. No, I spent quite some time trying to figure out what that “graph” (info-graphic is probably a better term) was trying to say. I just couldn’t figure it […]

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