Heart of Midlothian specialise in dead ball situations, and in this article Blair Newman analyses their most intriguing and consistently used routines.
Derek McInnes has been criticised in the past for shoehorning defensive-minded players into his team in the ‘bigger’ games. Recent months has seen a departure from that arguably protectionist outlook, and the re-introduction of Greg Stewart seems to have emboldened that even further.
Hamilton battled to a 1-1 draw against Dundee in new manager Brian Rice’s first match in charge. Blair Newman took a look at the tactics the new Accies manager employed and how they differ from his predecessor Martin Canning. Could these change in tactics help Hamilton stay up this season?
Jordan Campbell takes a look at Celtic’s new signing Vakoun Issouf Bayo. A player who has set the Slovak league alight.
Jamie Kilday looks at the age profile of SPFL Premiership clubs using players Peak Age’s for their positions.
Blair Newman takes a tactical look at how teams pressed in the derbies in Glasgow and Edinburgh, what each winning team did well, and what their opponents can do better next time.
St. Johnstone have seemed to pick up the nickname “Sexy St. Johnstone” so far this season and much of it is due to the play of new signing Matty Kennedy.
@fitbainscotland looks at whether the imminent arrival of David Vanecek at Hearts further indicates that there are calculated risks to be taken by looking further a field?
@TheGersReport revisits some of the forward prospects touted by his Age-Adjusted goal rates to find that some Scottish Premiership clubs may be missing out on a new generation of goal scorers.
@TheGersReport examination of the passing stats for the centre backs for both Rangers & Celtic in Europa League play has one clear outlier & it’s Connor Goldson.
Scott Sinclair has seemingly regressed each season at Celtic. Can the Englishman still contribute to the Bhoys domestically and in Europe?
Which of the top goal scorers should see their rates continue? Which players may go awhile without scoring again? Who’s not on this list, but may very well be very soon? @TheGersReport attempts to figure it all out.
@TheGersReport releases his weekly Projected League Table & uses it as an opportunity to look for ways in which Jim McIntyre may be able to salvage Dundee’s chances of staying up this season
We have a new leader in the Projected League Table & a new team returning to the bottom of the standings. Meanwhile, some clear trends are forming with a handful of other clubs.
Since last season, Kilmarnock continue to impress on the pitch, much in thanks to the play of Jordan Jones. We compare the Northern Ireland attacking midfielder’s stats to the rest of the league and see his numbers sit among some of the big names in the position in Scotland.
@TheGersReport presents his updated Projected League Table & it’s beginning to look like Livingston is a pretty safe bet to stay in the top six this season. Not bad for a club who was playing in League One a year & a half ago.
The new Projected League Table sees a new, “surprise” team at the top of the table as @TheGersReport stumbles upon a weekly column.
‘How can I use xG to determine the expected outcome of a game?’ was the question that took @FitbaInScotland from having a passing interest in analytics, into actually writing about it. The answer to the question is xP or Expected Points.
An updated Projected League Table applying a model created by @TheGersReport sees Rangers moving in the right direction & indicators that Kilmarnock are on the verge of another winning run.
Which sides are best at limiting the oppositions Possession Efficiency and which sides are as watertight as a sieve? @FitbaInScotland uses Per Possession statistics to establish just that.
Seth Dodson takes xWP a step further by introducing the concept of residual win percentage or rWP, the difference between actual win percentage and xWP.
@TheGersReport introduces his new Projected Points table. This will be an ongoing feature at Modern Fitba. In this initial post, we will highlight how these kinds of projections can help teams make necessary adjustments by highlighting the struggles hidden in Rangers underlying numbers
Which team make the most of their possession. What’s the point of having a lot of possession if you don’t do anything with it? A statistical look into which teams are impotent in possession and which teams play…virile football…