@TheGersReport introduced his variation of an ongoing Projected League Table this season that would offer weekly predictions of what each club’s point total would be at the end of the season. Now that the season is over, let’s see when on the calendar the Projections got it right for each club.
Rangers proved that sometimes persistence is key as a previously unsuccessful system worked perfectly against a Celtic side out of ideas. A tactical breakdown of the final Old Firm game of the season.
Christian Wulff introduces Modern Fitba’s newest advanced stat for Scottish football, identifying which players excel at moving the ball into the most dangerous areas on the pitch.
Once thought of only as a squad player, Callum McGregor has used his versatility to become one of the best players in the SPFL Premiership.
@TheGersReport looks at which players are truly giving their teams the best chance of winning with their play making, both from open play & via set pieces. It’s a mix of names we’d expect, some up & coming youngsters & a few surprises.
With the gap in revenue for football clubs in Scotland and bigger leagues in Europe growing, the focus on youth development becomes even more vital. Are Scottish clubs playing their young players enough and could Celtic and Rangers be doing more to develop young players?
Using our updated data, we examine statistics that help identify trends in how SPFL Premiership clubs play.
@TheGersReports applies Relative Shot Creation Passing stats to identify the most impactful midfielders & wingers in the Scottish Premiership this season. Additionally, he identifies which midfielders have had the least impact on their team’s build-up to shots.
The forth article in a series using possession data to normalise stats, Jamie looks at the rate Scottish Premiership sides lose and regain possession.
@TheGersReport tracks the first pass made by Rangers players in their draw with Hibernian & the results highlight the isolated impact Glen Kamara had on dictating the tempo in the match. Additionally, it’s another indictment of Connor Goldson’s ability to impact Rangers transitional game.
Heckingbottom has enjoyed a strong start to life in Edinburgh, and his ability to alter tactics mid-game to rescue a point in this particular clash should give fans hope for the rest of the campaign.
Back in the summer of 2017, @TheGersReport introduced his first set of rankings of young forward prospects in Scottish football. He used Age Adjusted Goal output from the Development League to determine the rankings, with Oli Shaw leading the way. Now nearly two years later, it’s time to see what has happened to the others on the list.
@TheBackPassRule looks to see what stats we can use to identify center backs who can both pass and defend in the SPFL Premiership.
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard said there were no “Rangers performances” against St Johnstone after his side drew 0-0 at Ibrox on Saturday. Jordan Campbell looks at What is a ‘Rangers performance’? and how did St Johnstone manage to stifle Rangers?
@TheGersReport borrows a Team Rating system from the hockey analytics world & applies it to the Scottish Premiership. It adjusts results to factor in a team’s strength of schedule & the results flagged Motherwell as a team that has thrived recently by playing weaker opposition.
@TheGersReport returns to do a deep dive on data from the 2017-18 season to see if we can use stats to identify playmakers whose passing actually makes teammates better. The outliers had names we would expect along with a few surprises.
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.