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.
@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.
Dougie Wright looks at Rangers’ Europa League group stage rivals.
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.