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The 76 predict the League Two play-offs

After a poor start with only 14  of the 76 predictors  managing to correctly forecast one of the two finalists in the Championship play-offs, attention turns to the League Two play-offs as the second legs of the two semi-finals will … Continue reading

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The 76: Predicting the big end of season matches

Last week, I invited people to predict the winners of the Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup and the three Football League play-off finals this season to win a copy of one of two books, Soccermatics or The Agony and … Continue reading

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Win a great book by predicting the 3 English play-offs & a bit more

The competition is now closed but you can still order Richard’s book by following the link in this article. Two years ago, I met writer Richard Foster (virtually) who, at that time, was working on his definitive history of the English … Continue reading

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How are your prediction skills?

The competition is now closed but you can still order David’s book and get a 10% discount with the link in this article. Around two years ago I met, in a virtual sense, David Sumpter, a professor of mathematics at … Continue reading

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The FA Cup ‘giantkillings’ that never were

FA Cup holders Wigan Athletic beat Crystal Palace in this year’s FA Cup fourth round, a match which seemed to sow doubt in the minds of some reporters in terms of how they should present a result which would normally … 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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