@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.
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.
Modern Fitba are happy to announce a deal with Ortec Sports for Scottish Premiership data. Find out what this means for our continued coverage of football in Scotland.
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.
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.
@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.
They hit it high and long, sometimes it works, for the most part it doesn’t, but since the winter break the Steelmen have started doing something different.
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.
We analyse the Rangers - Celtic game with data and graphics from ORTEC
Is the men’s national team lacking some direction? A long term plan? In his debut article, Blair Newman outlines his blueprint for the Scotland men’s team. From Tactics to Selection process, it’s all covered.
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.
Armed with the mystique powers of Expected Goals, Christian Wulff uses advanced statistics to predict what is likely to happen in the remainder of the SPFL Premiership season.
@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.