Archive for May, 2013

Just One Coutinho – Song

Just One Coutinho – Song

Just one Coutiiinho, we come to see, signed him from Inter, in Italy,  We lost our Torres, and now Suarez, But not Coutinho, He’s still a red!

Should They Stay or Should They Go Now?

Should They Stay or Should They Go Now?

As the season is now over, I thought I’d offer my assessment of how the players have done, and whether I think they are likely to leave, or should be retained or sold in the summer. I’m taking into account competition for places, talents emerging from the Academy, the need to generate funds from sales and the different degree to which players […]

Just One Coutinho

Just One Coutinho

Just under six weeks ago I wrote on Twitter that Philippe Coutinho “has the potential to be even better than Suarez” and that he is “arguably the best signing we’ve made in a decade, and possibly even longer”. At the time, the responses I got were a mix of people claiming it was too early to call, and others telling me that […]

The Limits of Data Analysis

The Limits of Data Analysis

First off, let me put my cards on the table. I’m the son of a mathematician, and although I’m not a data analyst, I’m pretty good with numbers, and think I understand data and statistics to a certain degree. Saying that, I’m sure there is nuance that is lost on me, so I’d be happy to have any ignorance that might […]

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