MCFC Analytics – Summary of blog posts #4

It has been about a month since the basic MCFC data set has been released and it is great to see lots of people churning out stuff using both the basic and advanced data sets.

Based on the tweets with #MCFCAnalytics tag, there are quite a few peoples’ projects are in progress. Good luck to all of you. Make sure you share your project/blog links with the hashtag.

Some people are looking for partners and contributors to the projects they are working on. If you are interested, please keep a tab on the #MCFCAnalytics tab and get in touch with folks directly.

Analysis posts

  1. @MarkTaylor0Analyzing the passes by comparing them to their expected pass completion rates using passes of James Milner in Bolton Vs. Manchester City from 2011-12 season.
  2. Mark also has post on how Man City and Bolton passed the ball
  3. @JdewittHow goals are scored in EPL
  4.  @ChrisJLilleyAnalyzing center-backs of the premier league
  5. @analysefooty (this blog!)Opposition analysis of Arsenal

Visualization posts

  1. @DanJHarrington – a very interesting visualizations of passes using Vector diagrams in Tableau Public
  2. @MarchiMax – a visualization of where the ball is a few seconds before a shot is taken
  3. @OngoalsscoredVisualization of the goalscorer’s body parts. Very neat!

If I missed any please post your links in the comments section.

Links to previous summaries

Summary #1

Summary #2

Summary #3

Feel free to tweet me or email me if you want to chat with me on something specific!

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  1. Hi Ravi, my latest blog is at
    I’ve been looking at passing moves in BW v MC, and how the length of them affects the chance of the final shot being on target.

    • Ravi Ramineni

       /  September 24, 2012

      Just read it Nick! very interesting! But as you stated, the sample space is too small.

  2. Hi Ravi,

    Great to see all the latest work in the same place.

    I’d love you to mention my post on your blog:

    I’m also hoping to add a post about goalscoring before your next weekly update – I’ll tweet with the #mcfcanalytics hashtag when it’s up (@hpstats)

  3. none_either

     /  September 25, 2012

    It seems that the e-mail address provided in the “About” page does not work…

    • Ravi Ramineni

       /  September 25, 2012

      Hi! Thanks a lot for letting me know. I have updated it with an email id that works.

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