Tag Archives: Manchester City

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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Manchester City kings of the big matches

Matches against the Superior 7 this season do not produce the same neat clusters as were presented in the previous post on matches against the Threatened 13. Obviously this is partially due to less matches being played and it remains … 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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Champions League draw: who to avoid, who to wish for

I have previously written about the luck of the draw and how this affected both Manchester City and Chelsea in particular last season. Both clubs went out at the Champions League group stage after being drawn in much tougher groups … Continue reading

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Is 12 matches really enough to judge Mancini?

I have written about Manchester City’s Champions League campaign before here but twitter discussions today brought the subject back to me, not least this tweet: So, to attempt to answer Douglas’s question, I would like to refer to Michael Mauboussin’s book … 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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Is the Premier League title race all but over?

With the Premier League returning this week after taking a break for the FA Cup, the focus will be back on the  title race between the two Manchester clubs. However, it is well worth asking whether that title race is … Continue reading

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