Team Form

Take the long road? The effects of distance travelled on results

The BBC recently broadcast a live Friday night game between Exeter City and Liverpool in the 3rd round of the FA Cup. The entertaining match finished 2-2, with a Liverpool team consisting mostly of debuting teenagers twice going behind, before showing admirable resolve to secure a replay. The “magic” of the “world’s oldest cup competition”… Continue reading Take the long road? The effects of distance travelled on results

Disciplinary

“F**king weak”: which teams are attracting the most fouls

The disciplinary records of players and teams are frequently referred to because of their direct consequences on player suspensions which add dramatic narrative for the sports media. It is also not unusual as a football fan to focus on the referee when you’re at a game, especially when things are not going smoothly, because it is… Continue reading “F**king weak”: which teams are attracting the most fouls