A complete overhaul of playing staff may seem like a nuclear option, but how much effect does this have on future results?
Last minute winners scored from players rising like a salmon out of the river to bury a cross carry with them the emotion, the adrenalin, the euphoria, and capture it in one single moment. Each of these moments galvanises a sense that crossing is the key to winning games, but how true is this?
Neil Lennon may not be a massive stats fan, but with our data, we can determine what stats lead to winning most often in the SPFL.
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@TheGersReport provides an updated look at how we can use Key Pass data to highlight which playmakers actually make their teammates better.
His spell at Kilmarnock was seen as a late turning point in Stewart’s career but he seemingly failed to maintain his sparkling form at Aberdeen, but does the data back up such claims.
In a three part series, Christian Wulff analyses the Premiership goalkeepers, using advanced data to determine which Number 1’s had the best season. In this third and final installment the focus is on distribution.
After spending the past four seasons out on loan, Ryan Hardie’s transfer from Rangers to Blackpool is a major next step in the 22-year old’s career. @TheGersReport takes a look at the numbers in the latest installment of his Rate My Transfer series.
After getting his first extended run in the first team last year, Mikey Johnston is ready for to be an important contributor for Celtic this season. @thebackpassrule looks at why the young Celtic winger can be effective this season for the Bhoys.
In a three part series, Christian Wulff analyses the Premiership goalkeepers, using advanced data to determine which Number 1’s had the best season. In this second installment the focus is on the goalies’ aerial command.
Despite having one of the lowest payrolls in the Premiership last season, Livingston were able to finish comfortably above the relegation zone. How were Livi able to do this? @thebackpassrule looks into their season last year.
Age Adjusted goal rates are used to identify the best midfield prospects in Scottish football.
In a three part series, Christian Wulff analyses the Premiership goalkeepers, using advanced data to determine which Number 1’s had the best season. In this first installment the focus is on shot-stopping.
This is the third annual blog post in which @TheGersReport applies Age Adjusted stats to identify the best forward prospects in Scottish Football.
@TheGersReport provides a look at the who the numbers suggest had the best (& worst) seasons in goal last season in the Scottish Premiership.
Inspired by the stereotypical Da’s thoughts on the matter, @thebackpassrule dives into what the data says about the risk when goalkeepers play a pass short versus going long.
David Turnbull’s recent signing with Celtic has thrust him into the spotlight as one of the most promising young Scottish players in years. The numbers have loved him for a couple of years now…here’s an ode to an analytics love affair between a player & the spreadsheets.
David Turnbull is on the cusp of a record-breaking transfer away from Motherwell, but how has a 19-year-old with only 2761 first team minutes managed to become one of the hottest properties in Scottish football?
@TheGersReport dusts off his Rate my Transfer series by analyzing Aberdeen’s decision to bring in former Motherwell striker Curtis Main.
@TheGersReport shares a team-by-team breakdown of shot suppression stats for the centre backs in the Scottish Premiership. The outliers for each team show which centre-backs are doing a better job of suppressing chances & which ones are being exploited by their opposition.
@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.
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?
@TheGersReport takes a look at some head scratching numbers for Eamonn Brophy & highlights some trends that could be worrying for Kilmarnock & its management team
Seth Dobson (@fitbametrics) introduces a new dataviz for the Scottish Premiership, and explains why it’s not just football stat-nerd eye candy.
@FitbaInScotland takes a look at how this season’s league table could have looked, using Expected Points. He also runs through the 5 ‘unluckiest’ results so far.
Matt Rhein discusses our new passing model for Scottish football and finds some interesting players in the Premiership with the numbers.
Can we trust the results when it comes to Neil Lennon’s time at Celtic and Hibernian this season? Christian Wulff finds that the underlying numbers tells a different story.