Archive for March, 2013

Backing Swansea at Half Time, Draw No Bet second half.

Posted on: March 31st, 2013 by Jonny Grossmark

Spurs were 2-0 up at Half Time at Swansea and I discussed the game using the fast/slow approach with @LuckyLucasJ and I opened my excel sheet at 0-2 Half Time in the Premier League this season and before the games yesterday there were  19 0-2 Half...

Time of the fightback goal. Aston Villa and Liverpool

Posted on: March 31st, 2013 by Jonny Grossmark

I am interested in the first goal of a game as I look at the goal to decide if the opening goal has impeded or accelerated goal expectation as time decays . By keying shot strength data you can also look for cluster of pressure to have an...

What the SOTdoc saw. A view of the Everton v Stoke game

Posted on: March 31st, 2013 by Jonny Grossmark

I did a preview of the Everton v Stoke game and from my point of view, I highlighted that power ratings are used to give expectation of the outcome of a game and in this game it was known that Fellani and  Pienaar  were not playing and that at the...

A view from the non league. Anthony Thomas , Wingate and Finchley FC

Posted on: March 30th, 2013 by Jonny Grossmark

Wingate Football club began life in the Middlesex Senior League in 1946 and was set up as a Jewish Club to battle anti-Semitism. In 1991 Wingate and Finchley Football clubs merged and they had their best season thus far in 2010/11 ended in promotion...

Crystal Palace 0 Birmingham 2 Half Time Precarious ?

Posted on: March 30th, 2013 by Jonny Grossmark

At Half Time in the Crystal Palace v Birmingham game, Birmingham were winning 2-0 and after the break the commentator for sky sports advised that 2-0 was a precarious position and  that "we all know that". Pecarious is an adjective and means...

SupremeFutsalUK Carl Bateson (Guest Article)

Posted on: March 29th, 2013 by Jonny Grossmark

  Although Futsal in the UK has been around for many years, the England national team was first formed in 2003 after gaining popularity in 2002 and the England Futsal team play under the direction of The Football Association. Their home games are...

4-4-2 The 1979 Cup Final. Where did the Passion go to ?

Posted on: March 29th, 2013 by Jonny Grossmark

My first memory of a Cup Final was being taken to the 1971 Cup Final and I remember wearing a Arsenal Rosette even though I had decided that I was a Manchester United Fan and was keen to understand how far London was from Manchester. My late...

Aston Villa v Liverpool I A view from the SOT window

Posted on: March 29th, 2013 by Jonny Grossmark

Aston Vila beat Liverpool at Anfield by virtue of being very lucky not to concede an early opening goal which then allowed Villa to expose Liverpool on the counter and Villa were 2-0 up at Half Time and Liverpool were out of the game losing 3-1...