Monthly Archives: August 2013

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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26 Predictions: English Premier League forecasting laid bare

With the help of Constantinos Chappas (follow him on Twitter at @cchappas, I have collected 26 pre-season Premier League predictions together, 13 which are at least partially model based, and 13 from the media. The models select Manchester City as … Continue reading

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Do promoted clubs start better?

There is a train of thought that promoted clubs perform better at the beginning of the season than at the end. This analysis explodes this myth by looking at the last 18 seasons of Premier League data. Fans of the … Continue reading

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2013/2014 Eredivisie predictions summarised Part 1

Last week, I asked for objective and subjective predictions of the Eredivisie from my followers and contacts. The overview can be found here but I’d like to pick out the highlights in this post. The order below is based on … Continue reading

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What will the Eredivisie final standings look like?

At this time of the year, predictions for the new football season are thrown around like confetti but does anyone ever collect them all up, publish them and evaluate them? Here at Scoreboard Journalism, we think that it is important … Continue reading

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