Articles by Matt Rhein

Matt is a Celtic supporter born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and is a graduate of the University of Dayton (Go Flyers!). A few years ago, Matt learned about the burgeoning field of analytics in football. Excited with this new knowledge, he could not wait to apply this newfound wisdom to his beloved Celtic and the rest of Scottish football. However, he soon found that there was very little available when it came to these advanced stats for Scottish football. Taking matter into his own hands, Matt decided to track these various stats for Celtic. However, he soon realised he wanted to know how Celtic and it's players compared to their title rivals in Scotland. Then he wanted to compare every club in the SPFL Premiership. This slippery slope led to Matt tracking the stats for every club and player in the SPFL Premiership and Championship, as well as in depth blogs on specific topics in Scottish Football on his blog, The Backpass Rule (https://thebackpassrule.wordpress.com/). He can also be found on twitter under @thebackpassrule


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Kilmarnock – Celtic | The Preview

Celtic must rebound quickly from midweek disappointment ahead of tough test in Kilmarnock Hitting back after disappointing European fixtures has – unfortunately – been a bit of a theme this season from Brendan Rodgers and company, but Kilmarnock away would have been far down the wish list of fixtures for Rodgers and Celtic fans after…

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Scouting For Bhoys | Celtic Transfer Targets: MLS

Celtic’s player recruitment and scouting have come under increased scrutiny this season after another tumultuous transfer window in the summer. With January bringing renewed focus on potential reinforcements to the squad, what are some of the potential options available to Celtic in the type of leagues where great value signings can still be found? We’ve…

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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: A Champions League Stat Check-In

Celtic have faced each one of their Champions League group opponents once, so it seems like a good time to check on the numbers behind Celtic’s latest foray onto Europe’s biggest stage. Celtic currently sit 3rd in Champions League Group B, ahead of Anderlecht who have no points, and behind Bayern Munich with 6 points…

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