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Why Dutch shooting accuracy unlikely to continue

Group B rivals Chile and the Netherlands have been the most accurate of the 32 teams with their shooting at the 2014 World Cup.  The Dutch in particular have been genuine sharp shooters with 21 of their 27 shots on … Continue reading

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Arsenal on target for title via results against Threatened 13

My last post introduced the concept of The Superior 7 and the Threatened 13 in the Premier League. Now that the competition is moving into its business end, it is instructive to have a look at how these different match-ups … Continue reading

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Introducing the Superior 7 and the Threatened 13

Recent Premier League seasons have confirmed the existence of two echelons within the league. Results of matches within and between these groups are very useful for monitoring the important issues within the league and some interesting conclusions can be drawn. … Continue reading

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How good was Arsenal’s 2012/2013 finish?

Arsenal’s fourth place in this season’s Premier League table owes a lot to an impressive run after the transfer window closed at the end of January. The Gunners took 35 points out of a possible 42, losing only to North … Continue reading

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The Premier League battles laid bare

As a companion piece to the “Race to 38/68/87” article which blogger James Grayson published on the Premier League yesterday, I have looked at the current Euro Club Index assessment of the competition. The title race As I touched on … Continue reading

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Rank journalism: why does the league table lie?

Back to our friend Mr Co Adriaanse who, around nine months ago, coined the term ‘rank journalism’. I agree entirely with Adriaanse that this phenomenon exists but not in the way that he described. This is what he said, as … Continue reading

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