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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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ByTheMinCeltic Podcast #126

A special mid-season podcast. Remy McSwain and Lawrence Donegan joined by Paul Thomson to answer listeners’ questions.

90 Minute Cynic · Jan 15

The One With The Transfer Committee

Welcome to the 90 Minute Cynic Podcast (@90minutecynic) with host Chris Gallagher joined by a panel of Chris Boud, Louis McCaffrey and Christian Wulff. We chat about a lot of different things in this episode and touch on: ✍️Stephen McManus 🇫🇷 Ntcham 🐏 McKenna 🗒️Transfer Committee Experience The Transfer Committee Paperwork link is available via Twitter and on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter: @90MinuteCynic Facebook.com/90minutecynic...

90 Minute Cynic · Jan 15
Half Hour Hoops · Jan 15

HHH #55 Half Term Report Part 2

Peter and Stephen are back with a bumper episode. We go thru the players and ask who deserves pass marks or who needs to leave as we rebuild the squad.

Half Hour Hoops · Jan 15

View fixtures League table

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1 Celtic 20 13 3 4 46 14 32 42
2 “Rangers” 21 12 6 3 43 16 27 42
3 Kilmarnock 21 12 5 4 32 20 12 41
4 Aberdeen 21 12 3 6 34 24 10 39
5 Hearts 21 11 3 7 26 26 0 36
6 St Johnstone 20 10 4 6 25 24 1 34
7 Livingston 21 8 6 7 26 19 7 30
8 Hibernian 21 7 8 6 30 22 8 29
9 Motherwell 21 6 3 12 20 33 -13 21
10 Hamilton Academical 21 4 2 15 14 43 -29 14
11 St Mirren 21 3 3 15 15 39 -24 12
12 Dundee 21 2 4 15 15 46 -31 10

Last match

“Rangers” 1-0 Celtic Celtic FC “Rangers” 1-0 Celtic at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow in the Scottish Premiership. 2018-12-29T12:30:00+00:00 2018-12-29T14:15:00+00:00
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“Rangers”
 
Celtic

Scottish Premiership
12:30 29 December 2018

Next match

Celtic v Airdrie Celtic FC Celtic v Airdrie at Celtic Park in Glasgow in the Scottish Cup. 2019-01-19T17:15:00+00:00 2019-01-19T19:00:00+00:00
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Celtic
 
Airdrie

Scottish Cup
17:15 19 January 2019