Infographics

Infographics

Analysis of David Forde's Clearances

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In the 13th minute of the Ireland -v- Faroes match, RTE co-commentator Ronnie Whelan criticised Ireland after David Forde ushered his full backs forward and decided to play it long. In the 53rd minute, George Hamilton said this: "It would make an interesting comparison to see just how many of those long clearances actually lead to Ireland retaining the possession"... We had to get to the bottom of it... we...

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Late last night, news broke that Sir Alex was considering retiring as Man Utd boss. Early this morning, it was confirmed by Sir Alex himself... Sir Alex has led Utd to an incredible 13 league titles, 5 FA Cups and 2 Champion's League titles among others. He leaves on a high having regained the league title from arch rivals Manchester City. Although he's still staying on as a director at...

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Up until Suarez got himself a 10 match ban, himself & Van Persie have been every fantasy football player's dream strike force accumulating 47 goals and 23 assists between them. But how would the league table look if the two traded places? Points won by goals scored Suarez's injury time winner against Chelsea last weekend earned Liverpool 1 point. Without that Suarez goal, Liverpool's points tally would be their current tally...

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There are few bigger names in football punditry than Andy Gray. He may have been relegated to the radio in recent seasons but for two decades he was the main man at Sky Sports. Like us, you're probably curious to see how often he gets it right or wrong... We've already looked at Mark Lawrenson, Lee Dixon and the Fulham Chickens but now it's Andy Gray's turn... Andy makes predictions on...

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Back in December we published a League of Ireland social media table and since then we've had a few requests to update it and also clarify how we're coming up with the numbers... The February 2013 Table Not much has changed at the top with Shamrock Rovers still dominating. Cork City and current champions Sligo Rovers are 2nd and 3rd respectively. Towards the bottom, there's been some movement mainly due to...

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Last week, twitter user @Th3Fr4nt1c got in touch asking if there was any chance of us analysing the Fulham Chickens prediction record. Honestly, we'd never heard of the Fulham Chickens and at first glance thought they were just a poor man's 'Paul The Octopus'. We were proved wrong... The pundits you've never seen or heard The Fulham Chickens were introduced to the club's training ground in May 2012. According to Fulham's...

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Last week, we analysed Lee Dixon's record as a pundit. This time it's the BBC's Mark Lawrenson. 208 matches, 208 predictions, all summarised in to one lovely infographic... There are few more recognisable pundits than the BBC's Mark Lawrenson. Love him or hate him, he's been on our TV screens predicting how matches will finish for decades... but have you ever wondered how often he gets it right or wrong? It's...

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Over the next few weeks we'll be taking a look at how accurate pundits are with predicting the outcome of matches. First up is Lee Dixon who offers regular tips on the betfair blog... The Facts When it comes to predicting wins, draws and losses, Lee gets it right 54% of the time (19 correctly predicted outcomes out of a possible 35). We haven't really taken in to account odds which...

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Liverpool fans can take comfort in the fact this is NOT Liverpool's worst ever start to a Premier League campaign. It's their second worst start. We compared Liverpool's opening 10 games every season back as far as 92/93 when Graeme Souness was in charge. It makes for some interesting reading... Facing the Facts The facts don't read well for Brendan Rodgers. 10 games in to the new season and Liverpool are...

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A couple of days ago we published our 'Comparison of Ireland Managers' infographic. It was well received. We've had quite a bit of feedback and several people suggested we make some more changes so here they are (updated with last night's 4-1 win over the Faroes)... Excluding Friendlies Certain people felt the infographic wasn't completely accurate because friendlies tend to skew the stats as some managers tend not to take them...