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Searching for the Solskjaer bounce

I’ve spent much of the last week helping students with “Hypothesis Testing” as they prepare for their A level exams in the next few months. Fed up of wading through connived examples, and upon stumbling across perhaps the best headline I’ve read in sometime (“Man United regress to the mean after Solskjaer bounce“) I thought […]

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An ‘L’ of a chance

If you look at the Premier League table this evening you will see that Liverpool sit proudly atop the football pyramid. No great surprise there, you may think. But then see who tops the Championship tonight: Leeds United. League One? Luton Town, and League Two? Yes, you’ve guessed it, Lincoln City. So all four of […]

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Six Nations Stats

Back in the summer, we were all struck with World Cup fever and, in this post, I shared some stats and charts looking at the heights of players in the tournament. In a few days time the Six Nations rugby tournament kicks off for another year, so I thought it appropriate to have a look […]

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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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