Premier League Relegation: the Wheel of Fortune

Well, it’s all over.  And what an amazing day it was. It was exhausting trying to work out who was staying up and what the scenarios were.  Here is what happened drawn as a polar time plot of the 5 teams that were in danger of relegation. Advertisements

Survival Sunday in the Premier League: How to escape relegation.

Survival Sunday is almost upon us and my earlier post on the number of scenarios appears to have stirred up feelings – see The Premier League: predicting who will go down (and the strange case of scenario no. 55). To recap, there are 5 teams separated by only one point who could all get relegated to […]

Wimbledon in 3D!

Sony and the All England Lawn Tennis Club have signed a deal to allow TV viewers to watch Wimbledon in 3D.  Along with their partners SuperVision Media, Sony will use their special  filming techniques to capture and broadcast  live in 3D. 

World Cup 2010: did altitude affect tactics?

Ok, I admit it – I’m a stats nerd.  I love nothing better than perusing the league tables in the back pages of the Sunday papers, so imagine my delight when Prozone offered me the chance to analyse their data from the 48 games of the Group Stages of the 2010 World Cup. In a […]

FIFA on the line: the case for video technology

Come on FIFA – get a grip! A clear refereeing mistake like the one that denied the goal by Lampard (see the video if you missed it) must surely give the ruling body of international football the courage to implement video technology.  Poor rules lead to poor decisions and in the case of goal line […]