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Let the numbers do the talking

Lawro – Mark Lawrenson – former player, football pundit and expert took a bit of a battering today, with a website castigating his weekly predictions of upcoming football fixtures: The table based on Mark Lawrenson’s predictions is actually ridiculous Reading the article, it goes on to rubbish Mr Lawrenson’s weekley predictions for Premier League fixtures. […]

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Ranking the rankings

And so, with a moth invasion rather than a pitch invasion, the Euro 16 competition has come to an end, with Portugal claiming the crown of champions with an extra time winner. Not many predicted them as tournament winners, but then that is one of the beauties of the beautiful game, its unpredictability: “Favourites win […]

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How did I do?

Back in this post, way back in August at the start of the football season, I wrote of how I was predicting the outcome of the Premier League and would compare my predictions with the actual finishing places using Spearman Rank Correlation Coefficient. So now the last ball has been kicked, the champions crowned and […]

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It’s all kicked off …

Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient, and other ways to use football to teach maths A new season kicked off at the weekend and I’ve been thinking of ways to “use” the Premier League in my teaching. This year I shall be teaching Statistics 1 A & AS level module which (for my board, OCR) includes using […]

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