Daily Archives: December 30, 2016

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Expecting an Explanation on Expected Goals: Celtic’s Improved Shot Quality

In a regular column, Matt Rhein will look at the numbers beyond the results in the SPFL Premiership and, most of all, for Celtic. One of the very few (maybe only) analysts that track and share expected goals data publicly for Scottish football, in this first edition he looks at what the metric actually means and…

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Preparing for Glory; The Story of Celtic’s 1965/66 European Campaign

In a regular column, Graeme McKay will delve into Celtic’s rich history and take a closer look at the players, coaches and teams that makes up the tapestry of the club. In the first edition, he looks at the season before The Season; Celtic’s European campaign of 1965/66. Celtic went after them from the off;…

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Tippeligaen: A Story of Failed Corporate Sponsorship

In its last year under the name ‘Tippeligaen’, the Norwegian Premier League went exactly as the forefathers of early 90s corporate sponsorship in football would have wanted: the league winners monopolised the concept of three points and won their nineteenth title in the 27 years Norsk Tipping has sponsored the league, the second best team…

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When the Students Won the Cup; The Incredible Story of University College Dublin’s Class of 1984

In a regular column, Ryan Clarke will look at all the different aspect of Irish football; from history to current developments, interviews and league reviews. In this first edition he tells the story of one of the most remarkable domestic cup triumphs in modern football history. UCD and the Class of ‘84 University College Dublin Association…

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Stories From A Reserve Team Left-Back

The small village of Copmanthorpe outside of York consists of two pubs, a Co-op and some of the finest manicured lawns in all of England.  At the centre of it all you’ll find Patrick Solich, a resident since birth and now holder of maybe the most important position in the whole village; left-back for Copmanthorpe F.C. Reserve team. In a…

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