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USA, Germany, Japan and Canada favoured for World Cup semis

The FIFA World rankings for women’s football have provided a good basis for forecasting the Women’s World Cup so far with seven of the eight favourites in the second round progressing through to the quarter-finals. In addition, our pre-tournament forecast … Continue reading

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Mourinho is Premier League manager of the season…..or is he?

Jose Mourinho was named LMA Premier League Manager of the Season a few days ago, an award to add to his similar award from the Premier League itself. These awards seem to be based on the subjective opinion of those … Continue reading

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Assessing the Premier League predictions

At the beginning of the Premier League season, and also at the end of the transfer window, we collected a total of 60 predictions for the final rank order of this season’s Premier League. Some were submitted to us with … Continue reading

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How did we do? Assessing Eurovision forecasting

With the Premier League finishing, the result of the pre-season predictions competition will be announced here later today but yesterday’s interlude of a Eurovision Song Contest forecast also needs to be assessed and compared to others. We therefore scoured the internet … Continue reading

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Forecasting Eurovision: Europhoria expected in the North

A slight departure before the Premier League season is completed on Sunday as this evening there is the small matter of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. This is an opportunity for a little forecasting of tonight’s result and so … Continue reading

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Who were the best Eredivisie predictors of 2014/2015?

Back in August 2014, we collected 48 pre-season predictions for the Eredivisie. These forecasts came from fans, statistical models, online media as well as a group of prominent media experts. The majority of entries gave the order of the 18 … Continue reading

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An afternoon in League Two

Made of Stone by the Stone Roses greeted my arrival at Cambridge United for the final day of the Football League season. The 26 year old song, older than many of the players on show, seemed vaguely appropriate given the state … Continue reading

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