Tag Archives: Euro Club Index

Big Spanish clubs almost certain of CL last 16

The Champions League kicks off this week and the big three Spanish clubs in Euro Club Index terms are all but certain of making the second round of the competition. The fourth Spanish team, Athletic Bilbao, have profited more than … Continue reading

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Europa League second favourites in pot 3

The 48 clubs in today’s Europa League draw have been divided into four pots based on UEFA coefficients. As explained in yesterday’s article, this can lead to misclassifications and potential groups of death. In this case, a group containing Napoli, … Continue reading

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CL draw system increases Group of Death chance

The Champions League draw pots for this evening are based on the UEFA coefficients for clubs at the end of last season. Those coefficients are based on a five year performance in European competition. In general, this system works reasonably … 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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Premier League title race could change dramatically on Sunday

The Premier League this season has already developed into a two horse race for the title between the two Manchester clubs. Judging from the clubs’ current ISG coefficients which compare their performance this season with last, this weekend’s Manchester derby … Continue reading

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The real story about City’s CL campaign

After Manchester City’s 2-2 draw with Ajax on matchday 4, the general assessment was that City’s poor performances in the Champions League are manager Roberto Mancini’s fault and he needs to be replaced. Similar things are being said today after City’s … Continue reading

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Di Matteo out but what has actually changed?

Clearly it is not necessary to convince any of my readers that the sacking of Di Matteo is unjust but it is always nice to look at some numbers. Around a month ago, Chelsea were top of the Premier League … Continue reading

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