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Archives: Statistics

Stats In MLS: Completed Passes and the Standings

Posted on by Earl Reed

I will continue my attempts to quantify what’s happening in Major League Soccer through some statistics discussion. I’m going to put aside the Power Rankings for a week or two, but suffice it to say, Sporting Kansas City has not … Continue reading

MLS Power Rankings: A Better Statistical Approach

Posted on by Earl Reed

Over the last season or so, I’ve been considering the impact of statistics on the sport of soccer, and especially how we might use the numbers to exemplify Major League Soccer and its teams. If you’ve read this blog for … Continue reading

Soccer and Sabermetrics: Any Future?

Posted on by Earl Reed

I have always been a statistics nut. The love of the numbers behind sports came early for me, as a young boy “keeping book” for my Yankees (I am now a rehabilitated Yankees fan, firmly rooting for my local Phillies … Continue reading

Bundesliga attendance remains high for 2009-10

Posted on by Jonathon Feyerherm

The German Bundesliga had the highest attendance of any European domestic league in the 2008-09 season. This season is no different with the league averaging well over 40,000 per match. While the Bundesliga does not have the television revenue of … Continue reading

Bundesliga Matchday 23 by the Numbers

Posted on by Mark

3 – Likely number of German top goalscorers over the past 10 years by season’s end. With Ibisevic’s injury cementing his tally at 18, it seems likely that Patrick Helmes (17), Mario Gomez or Grafite (14 each) will end up … Continue reading

Bundesliga Winter Break Review: Energie Cottbus

Posted on by Mark

Energie Cottbus Rank: 16th Preseason Prediction: 18th What was I thinking? Have you ever had a gut feeling that something was absolutely going to happen? In this case for me it was Cottbus being relegated. It’s no certainty, but that … Continue reading

Bundesliga Winter Break Review: VfL Bochum

Posted on by Mark

VfL Bochum Rank: 17th Preseason Prediction: 17th What was I thinking? In the final 2007-08 standings I had grouped Bochum among a few sides that I referred to as being consistently adequate, hovering just above relegation. I was prepared to … Continue reading

Bundesliga Winter Break Review: Borussia Mönchengladbach

Posted on by Mark

Borussia Mönchengladbach Rank: 18th Preseason prediction: 12th What was I thinking? Gladbach entered the Bundesliga having won the 2. Bundesliga with the most prolific offense and third-stingiest defense. They featured a versatile, if somewhat inexperienced side headlined by Germany’s next … Continue reading

Bundesliga Matchday 12 by the Numbers

Posted on by Mark

1-2-3 – Current ranking of Bochum, Cottbus, and Bielefeld on the “Anti-Fair-Play Table.” Here Bochum has a commanding lead thanks to their 33(!) yellows in 12 games. This trio tops another table as well, but this one’s about “Anti-Results.” All … Continue reading

Bundesliga Matchday 8 by the Numbers

Posted on by Mark

0 – The number in Frankfurt’s win column (still, and I’ll keep on mentioning this until Frankfurt take note and do something about it) 5 – Difference in points between 1st (Hamburg) and 11th (Bayern). 6 – Number of goalscorers … Continue reading

Week 6 by the Numbers

Posted on by Mark

0 – Number of wins by Frankfurt, the last remaining winless team 5 – Total number of shots by Gladbach in their 0-1 defeat to Hamburg 7 – Goals scored by Patrick Helmes this season, that’s equal to or more … Continue reading

Week Five by the Numbers

Posted on by Mark

1 – Number of weeks Hamburg spent at the top of the table 2 – Number of 0-0 draws after five weeks 5 – Clean sheets, tied (alongside week 4) for the most in one week 8 – Minutes it … Continue reading

Bundesliga Statistics: Week Four

Posted on by Mark

Goals Total – 29 goals Season Total – 109 Season High – 33 (Week 3) Season Low – 18 (Week 2) Average/Game – 3.63 Season Average/Game – 3.11 Season High Average/Game – 3.67 (Week 3) Season Low Average/Game – 2.00 … Continue reading

Bundesliga Statistics: Week Three

Posted on by Mark

A belated welcome to the third edition of Bundesliga Statistics, covering matchday three. As you may have noticed this post has been a long time in the making. I have returned from my unannounced vacation, so have no fear, timely … Continue reading

Bundesliga Statistics: Week Two

Posted on by Mark

Welcome back to Bundesliga Statistics for week two. Standing alone at the head of the table? Newly promoted TSG 1899 Hoffenheim with two wins from their first two games. Astounding stuff, but we’re here to talk numbers not newcomers. Last … Continue reading

Bundesliga Statistics: Week 1

Posted on by Mark

If you’re anything like me, you love reveling in statistics. While in isolation, especially at the beginning of the Bundesliga season, they don’t reveal much. But as time goes on it should be possible to discern patterns between some of … Continue reading