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Modern Fitba · Jun 13

The David Turnbull Archive: An Analytics Love Affair

David Turnbull’s recent signing with Celtic has thrust him into the spotlight as one of the most promising young Scottish players in years...

Modern Fitba · Jun 13
Modern Fitba · Jun 5

The Best Shot Suppressing Centre Backs in the Scottish Premiership

@TheGersReport shares a team-by-team breakdown of shot suppression stats for the centre backs in the Scottish Premiership...

Modern Fitba · Jun 5
Modern Fitba · May 21

Season Review: When did the Projected League Table get it right for your team?

@TheGersReport introduced his variation of an ongoing Projected League Table this season that would offer weekly predictions of what each club’s point total would be at the end of the season...

Modern Fitba · May 21
Modern Fitba · May 16

Narrowing in: Rangers find their composure as Celtic freeze.

Rangers proved that sometimes persistence is key as a previously unsuccessful system worked perfectly against a Celtic side out of ideas...

Modern Fitba · May 16
Modern Fitba · May 11

Introducing Ball Progression for the SPFL Premiership

Christian Wulff introduces Modern Fitba’s newest advanced stat for Scottish football, identifying which players excel at moving the ball into the most dangerous areas on the pitch...

Modern Fitba · May 11
Modern Fitba · May 10

Callum McGregor isn’t a Jack of All Trades, He is a Master of Them

Once thought of only as a squad player, Callum McGregor has used his versatility to become one of the best players in the SPFL Premiership...

Modern Fitba · May 10
Modern Fitba · May 7

Identifying the Game Changing Playmakers in the Scottish Premiership

@TheGersReport looks at which players are truly giving their teams the best chance of winning with their play making, both from open play & via set pieces...

Modern Fitba · May 7
Modern Fitba · May 2

Could Celtic and Rangers be Doing Better to Develop Younger Players?

With the gap in revenue for football clubs in Scotland and bigger leagues in Europe growing, the focus on youth development becomes even more vital...

Modern Fitba · May 2
Modern Fitba · Apr 26

Introducing PassSonars for Scottish Football

Seth Dobson (@fitbametrics) introduces a new dataviz for the Scottish Premiership, and explains why it’s not just football stat-nerd eye candy...

Modern Fitba · Apr 26
Modern Fitba · Apr 18

What if the best team DID always win?

@FitbaInScotland takes a look at how this season’s league table could have looked, using Expected Points...

Modern Fitba · Apr 18
Modern Fitba · Apr 16

Expected Passing in the SPFL Premiership

Matt Rhein discusses our new passing model for Scottish football and finds some interesting players in the Premiership with the numbers...

Modern Fitba · Apr 16
Modern Fitba · Apr 11

The Lennon Sample

Can we trust the results when it comes to Neil Lennon’s time at Celtic and Hibernian this season?

Modern Fitba · Apr 11
Modern Fitba · Apr 1

The most impactful midfielders in the Scottish Premiership this season

@TheGersReports applies Relative Shot Creation Passing stats to identify the most impactful midfielders & wingers in the Scottish Premiership this season...

Modern Fitba · Apr 1
Modern Fitba · Mar 22

Modern Fitba Agree Deal With Ortec Sports

Modern Fitba are happy to announce a deal with Ortec Sports for Scottish Premiership data...

Modern Fitba · Mar 22
Modern Fitba · Mar 13

Analysing the Possession Loss and Regain rates of sides in the Scottish Premiership

The forth article in a series using possession data to normalise stats, Jamie looks at the rate Scottish Premiership sides lose and regain possession...

Modern Fitba · Mar 13
Modern Fitba · Mar 4

The Class of 2017: What’s happened to the best forward prospects in Scotland?

Back in the summer of 2017, @TheGersReport introduced his first set of rankings of young forward prospects in Scottish football.

Modern Fitba · Mar 4
Modern Fitba · Feb 21

Looking for a Well Rounded Center Back in the Numbers

@TheBackPassRule looks to see what stats we can use to identify center backs who can both pass and defend in the SPFL Premiership...

Modern Fitba · Feb 21
Modern Fitba · Feb 20

A new team rating system suggests Motherwell’s recent form may not last

@TheGersReport borrows a Team Rating system from the hockey analytics world & applies it to the Scottish Premiership...

Modern Fitba · Feb 20
Modern Fitba · Feb 19

Which playmakers actually make their teammates better?

@TheGersReport returns to do a deep dive on data from the 2017-18 season to see if we can use stats to identify playmakers whose passing actually makes teammates better...

Modern Fitba · Feb 19
Modern Fitba · Jan 15

Is the stereotype that the SPFL Premiership is a retirement home warranted?

Jamie Kilday looks at the age profile of SPFL Premiership clubs using players Peak Age’s for their positions...

Modern Fitba · Jan 15
Modern Fitba · Jan 14

Analyzing the Pressing Strategies that Won on Derby Day

Blair Newman takes a tactical look at how teams pressed in the derbies in Glasgow and Edinburgh, what each winning team did well, and what their opponents can do better next time...

Modern Fitba · Jan 14
Modern Fitba · Nov 22, 2018

Expected Canaries and the xG Crystal Ball

Armed with the mystique powers of Expected Goals, Christian Wulff uses advanced statistics to predict what is likely to happen in the remainder of the SPFL Premiership season...

Modern Fitba · Nov 22, 2018
Modern Fitba · Nov 13, 2018

Don’t be scared of a little youth! Give these teens a chance!

@TheGersReport revisits some of the forward prospects touted by his Age-Adjusted goal rates to find that some Scottish Premiership clubs may be missing out on a new generation of goal scorers...

Modern Fitba · Nov 13, 2018
Modern Fitba · Nov 12, 2018

Europa League Analysis: Is Connor Goldson miscast as a ball-playing centre back?

@TheGersReport examination of the passing stats for the centre backs for both Rangers & Celtic in Europa League play has one clear outlier & it’s Connor Goldson...

Modern Fitba · Nov 12, 2018
Modern Fitba · Oct 26, 2018

Updated Projected League Table & a look at how to save Dundee’s season

Written by: @TheGersReportThis is part of an ongoing series in which I will regularly share a projection model that makes data based predictions of the final Scottish Premiership table.

Modern Fitba · Oct 26, 2018
Modern Fitba · Oct 14, 2018

This week’s Projected League Table highlights which teams are trending in right (& wrong) directions

We have a new leader in the Projected League Table & a new team returning to the bottom of the standings...

Modern Fitba · Oct 14, 2018
Modern Fitba · Oct 4, 2018

Updated Projected League Table sees Livingston’s defensive play solidifying chances of staying in top six

@TheGersReport presents his updated Projected League Table & it’s beginning to look like Livingston is a pretty safe bet to stay in the top six this season...

Modern Fitba · Oct 4, 2018
Modern Fitba · Sep 28, 2018

Projected League Table: There’s a new “surprise” team at the top of the table

The new Projected League Table sees a new, “surprise” team at the top of the table as @TheGersReport stumbles upon a weekly column...

Modern Fitba · Sep 28, 2018
Modern Fitba · Sep 21, 2018

Updated Projected League Table: Rangers move up & keep an eye on Killie

An updated Projected League Table applying a model created by @TheGersReport sees Rangers moving in the right direction & indicators that Kilmarnock are on the verge of another winning run...

Modern Fitba · Sep 21, 2018
Modern Fitba · Sep 14, 2018

Establishing which sides limit the opposition when out of possession in the SPFL.

Which sides are best at limiting the oppositions Possession Efficiency and which sides are as watertight as a sieve?

Modern Fitba · Sep 14, 2018
Modern Fitba · Sep 13, 2018

Residual Win Percentage and the Johnson Effect in Scottish Football

Seth Dodson takes xWP a step further by introducing the concept of residual win percentage or rWP, the difference between actual win percentage and xWP...

Modern Fitba · Sep 13, 2018
Modern Fitba · Sep 5, 2018

Establishing which sides make the most of their possession in the SPFL

Which team make the most of their possession. What’s the point of having a lot of possession if you don’t do anything with it?

Modern Fitba · Sep 5, 2018
Modern Fitba · Sep 5, 2018

Most Ball Recoveries per 90 (as of September 3, 2018)

A ball recovery includes player’s actions (interception, picking up, won challenge) ending opponent’s ball possession and giving a chance of making quick counter-atack.Data comes courtesy of InStat Football...

Modern Fitba · Sep 5, 2018
Modern Fitba · Sep 5, 2018

Most Successful Dribbles per 90 (as of September 3, 2018)

A successful dribble means the player beats the defender while retaining possession, unsuccessful ones are where the dribbler is tackled...

Modern Fitba · Sep 5, 2018
Modern Fitba · Aug 28, 2018

“Are our heroic goal-scorers merely products of exceptional runs of luck?”

Players get labeled “great finishers” or “poor finishers” all the time, & the reality is that it is very rarely based on actual facts.

Modern Fitba · Aug 28, 2018
Modern Fitba · Aug 13, 2018

Defensive Third Exits: Peter Haring & Hearts clean up v. Celtic

In his ongoing series of looking at Defensive Third Exits, @TheGersReport tracked a couple of young center-backs (John Souttar & Jack Hendry) & was thoroughly impressed by the play of Peter Haring...

Modern Fitba · Aug 13, 2018
Modern Fitba · Jul 22, 2018

Previewing Celtic’s Champions League Qualifying Opponent Rosenborg

Rosenborg come in to their Champions League qualifying match up with Celtic after sacking their manager and sitting second in the table...

Modern Fitba · Jul 22, 2018
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Half Hour Hoops · Jun 13

HHH #74 A New Face

Peter, Ryan and 2nd half Stephen go over the Scotland game and the latest news at Celtic...

Half Hour Hoops · Jun 13

This Bhoys Life – Kevin Graham

In what will hopefully be a series of podcasts over the summer Harper is joined by Kevin Graham for the latest This Bhoys Life.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1 Celtic 38 27 6 5 77 20 57 87
2 “Rangers” 38 23 9 6 82 27 55 78
3 Kilmarnock 38 19 10 9 50 31 19 67
4 Aberdeen 38 20 7 11 57 44 13 67
5 Hibernian 38 14 12 12 51 39 12 54
6 Hearts 38 15 6 17 42 50 -8 51
7 St Johnstone 38 15 7 16 38 48 -10 52
8 Motherwell 38 15 6 17 46 56 -10 51
9 Livingston 38 11 11 16 42 44 -2 44
10 Hamilton Academical 38 9 6 23 28 75 -47 33
11 St Mirren 38 8 8 22 34 66 -32 32
12 Dundee 38 5 6 27 31 78 -47 21

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