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  1. rantetta
    12/10/2013

    Intriguing and yet – somehow, delicious.

    Thanks. I have to wait for the next instalment.

  2. archwaygunner
    12/10/2013

    I don’t think you can have 163.5 per cent since it is out of a hundred? I think maybe you need to divide by two?

  3. WalterBroeckx
    12/10/2013

    Archwaygunner,

    I also noticed it. I somehow forgot to remove the % at the end.
    My program did this automatic as it was all % I was adding..

    It should be interpreted as a total score in fact

  4. Mandy Dodd
    12/10/2013

    Well done mr moss pending the bias tables. Must say this list looks very different to the Halsey list of top refs

  5. Gord
    12/10/2013

    @other data

    I was looking for historical data, and happened across an irish page which redisplayed data by a Dutch website. There are two sets of data: about 1 million games across Europe going back to 1901, and a much lower number of games across the top two leagues in European countries going back to 2000.

    I also ran across apiece of trivia which has nothing to do with Arsenal, but might be of interest. Which means 2 URLs, and someone needing to approve publication.

    http://balls.ie/football/whats-the-most-frequent-scoreline-in-football-history/

    Europe 1901-2012
    1-1 11% 11%
    1-0 10% 21%
    2-1 8% 29%
    0-0 8% 37%
    2-0 8% 45%
    0-1 7% 52%
    1-2 6% 58%
    2-2 5% 63%
    3-0 4% 67%
    3-1 4% 71%
    0-2 4% 75%
    1-3 3% 78%
    3-2 2% 80%
    0-3 2% 82%
    4-0 2% 84%
    4-1 2% 86%
    2-3 2% 88%
    remainder (133) 10% 98%

    A summary not present in the original presentation shows that the home team wins 40% of games, the visiting team wins 24% of games and a draw also occurs 24% of the time. One or both of the goaltenders gets a clean sheet 45% of the time.

    Top 2 Leagues in Europe 2000-2012
    1-1 11% 11%
    1-0 11% 22%
    2-1 9% 31%
    0-0 8% 39%
    2-0 8% 47%
    0-1 7% 55%
    1-2 6% 61%
    2-2 5% 66%
    3-0 5% 71%
    3-1 5% 76%
    0-2 4% 80%
    1-3 2% 82%
    3-2 2% 84%
    0-3 2% 86%
    4-0 2% 88%
    4-1 2% 90%
    2-3 2% 92%
    remainder (96) 9% 101%

    A summary not present in the original presentation shows that the home team wins 43% of games, the visiting team wins 23% of games and a draw also occurs 23% of the time. One or both of the goaltenders gets a clean sheet 47% of the time.

    The two sets of statistics are quite similar, it would be interesting to see how the EPL/England compares to them. In total, ignoring Arsenal, ignoring ManU, just Arsenal, just ManU and so on. If nothing else, some of those game scores in the two remainders, come from EPL/England, and some involve Arsenal.

    The trivia. I ran across a page about this history of football in the Falklands. No mention of Arsenal or Gunners in the page, but they do have a team that goes by Hotspur.

    http://www.fifl.co.fk/history.html

  6. Sav from Australia
    13/10/2013

    Top quality, Walter, a very interesting read. You have me on the edge of my seat! Who will be victorious? What will the bias numbers show? Oh, I can’t wait for the next article!

  7. Florian
    13/10/2013

    So, Mark Clattenburg had a bad year and still managed top 5. I’d say not bad for someone that endured a serious shake-up for the wrong reasons.

    I find even more surprising the position of Lee Mason and, to a certain extent, Anthony Taylor. But maybe the bias table will fix that;)

  8. AL
    13/10/2013

    Well done, mr Moss. Is he a FIFA ref by the way, he deserves it.

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