Tag Archives: Rank journalism

Early candidates for rank journalism – Everton and Vitesse

Both Everton and Vitesse appear to be performing above expectations according to our simple expectations model which was introduced here. However, the season is still young and I thought it might be interesting to compare the results they have achieved … Continue reading

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Avoiding rank journalism (1): Good start for Vitesse no surprise based on the fixtures

Now that the weekend’s Eredivisie fixtures have been completed, it is worth returning to the expected points table based on the bookmakers’ assessments to see whether there are any clubs over- or underachieving at this stage. As explained in this … Continue reading

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How to avoid rank journalism: a simple expected points model

Looking at the current Eredivisie table we see RKC and Vitesse in the top four with Heerenveen down in 13th position (prior to this weekend’s fourth round of fixtures). It is, of course, early in the season and therefore too … Continue reading

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Rank journalism: why does the league table lie?

Back to our friend Mr Co Adriaanse who, around nine months ago, coined the term ‘rank journalism’. I agree entirely with Adriaanse that this phenomenon exists but not in the way that he described. This is what he said, as … Continue reading

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