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The Backpass Rule · Apr 12, 2018

B.U.R.L.E.Y. Projects the SPFL Table for the Rest of the Season

My SPFL Model, B.U.R.L.E.Y. predicts how he sees the end of the Scottish season going...

The Backpass Rule · Apr 12, 2018
The Backpass Rule · Mar 22, 2018

Celtic Have Found a Midfield Maestro in Olivier Ntcham

Olivier Ntcham has become key to Celtic’s midfield in his first season in Glasgow...

The Backpass Rule · Mar 22, 2018
The Backpass Rule · Dec 7, 2017

What’s Wrong with Stuart Armstrong?

Celtic fans opinions on Stuart Armstrong have seemed to turned negative this season, but does he deserve it?

The Backpass Rule · Dec 7, 2017
The Backpass Rule · Sep 21, 2017

Alfredo Morelos: Some Quick Praise from a Small Sample

Alfredo Morelos has been a huge improvement at striker for Rangers six matches in...

The Backpass Rule · Sep 21, 2017
The Backpass Rule · Aug 4, 2017

Using Data from Leagues Around Europe to Improve xG for the SPFL

Expected goals are having a moment right now. The stat most associated with advanced stats in football has recently gotten think-pieces from outlets like The Guardian, The Telegraph, Goal...

The Backpass Rule · Aug 4, 2017
The Backpass Rule · Jul 25, 2017

A Statistical Preview of Celtic’s Champions League Opponent Rosenborg

Check out the preview of Celtic from a Rosenborg perspective at our sister site, KroneBall...

The Backpass Rule · Jul 25, 2017
The Backpass Rule · Jul 4, 2017

Identifying Possible Break-Out Players By Making League-Wide Comparisons

As I am writing this, Barrie McKay is being sold to Nottingham Forrest and former boss Mark Warburton for a rumored £500,000...

The Backpass Rule · Jul 4, 2017
The Backpass Rule · May 10, 2017

Bringing the Age Curve to the SPFL

The parallels between analytics in football and where analytics in Baseball was years ago are uncanny...

The Backpass Rule · May 10, 2017
The Backpass Rule · Apr 30, 2017

What Type of Voodoo is Tommy Wright Working at St. Johnstone?

On Saturday St. Johnstone beat Aberdeen 2-0 despite being outshot 13-8 and the xG being in favor of Aberdeen 1...

The Backpass Rule · Apr 30, 2017
The Backpass Rule · Jan 27, 2017

When Losing a Defender Hurts Your Attack: What Will Happen to Hearts Without Callum Paterson?

It would be fair to say that noted laptop enthusiast Ian Cathro has had a rocky start to his managing career...

The Backpass Rule · Jan 27, 2017
The Backpass Rule · Jan 14, 2017

Mailbag: Set Pieces, Transfers, xG, and Who in the SPFL Would Make the Best Bachelor?

Welcome to the first in a possible reoccurring series of posts where I take questions from you, the reader interested in some combination of Scottish football and stats in football...

The Backpass Rule · Jan 14, 2017
The Backpass Rule · Oct 28, 2016

Conversion Rates in the SPFL Premiership

The football analytics community most recent civil war with itself has been on the subject on finishing skill...

The Backpass Rule · Oct 28, 2016
The Backpass Rule · Aug 4, 2016

A Quick Delve into Keeper Stats in the SPFL Premiership

As the 2016-2017 SPFL Premiership Campaign is mere days away from getting underway, it seemed like an opportune time to discuss new stuff I am hoping to accomplish this year...

The Backpass Rule · Aug 4, 2016
The Backpass Rule · Jul 10, 2016

Using Expected Goals and Simulations to Guess How the SPFL’s Top Strikers Will Perform

As we move through the summer and closer to the beginning of a new SPFL Premiership season, it is time to look at what we think will happen in the 2016-2017 season...

The Backpass Rule · Jul 10, 2016
The Backpass Rule · Jun 2, 2016

Celtic Conversion Rate by Location

So, anything interesting happen in Scottish football since I have last posted?

The Backpass Rule · Jun 2, 2016
The Backpass Rule · Apr 29, 2016

What the PFA SPFL Premiership Team of the Year Got Wrong

The PFA released their SPFL Premiership team of the year today as following: Scott Bain Shay Logan...

The Backpass Rule · Apr 29, 2016
The Backpass Rule · Apr 11, 2016

The SPFL Premiership Split Graph Extravaganza

If you don’t closely follow the SPFL Premiership, you may wonder why games past this weekend were yet to be scheduled...

The Backpass Rule · Apr 11, 2016
The Backpass Rule · Mar 29, 2016

Tom Rogic: The Other Celtic Young Player of the Year Candidate

Chances are if you are reading this,you have likely clicked a link to this article through my twitter account, so you fully realize that I am a Celtic supporter...

The Backpass Rule · Mar 29, 2016
The Backpass Rule · Mar 20, 2016

Updated SPFL Form Graphs

Just who the heck is going to finish in those final two top 6 spots?!

The Backpass Rule · Mar 20, 2016
The Backpass Rule · Mar 14, 2016

SPFL Premiership xG form in the Last Ten Matches

Along with the usual updates to the Advanced Stats Team Table, Expected Goals Leaders, and Combined Goals and Assists per 90 minutes Leaders, I created some charts similar to the points earned chart for this season...

The Backpass Rule · Mar 14, 2016
The Backpass Rule · Mar 11, 2016

The Topsy Turvy SPFL Premiership Table

While I might have been diagnosed with a full case of “March Madness”, I haven’t forsaken the siren song of Scottish football...

The Backpass Rule · Mar 11, 2016
The Backpass Rule · Mar 1, 2016

Just How Important Are Leigh Griffiths and Adam Rooney to their Clubs?

Last week the top two teams in the SPFL Premiership, Celtic and Aberdeen, both dropped points...

The Backpass Rule · Mar 1, 2016
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196: Keeping the Ball on the Ground | Celtic & Rangers Win in Europe, Who Is Edinburgh Bound & Michael O’Neill

It was a triumphant week for Scottish Clubs in Europe as both Celtic and Rangers defeated two of the top teams from Italy and Portugal and so the boys assess what’s left on the cards for the Glasgow teams in the competition.

Kevin McDermott with A Celtic State of Mind

A Celtic State of Mind was named as the UK’s Best Football Podcast at the prestigious Football Blogging Awards...

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TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1 Celtic 12 10 1 1 36 7 29 31
2 “Rangers” 12 10 1 1 35 7 28 31
3 Aberdeen 13 7 3 3 20 15 5 24
4 Motherwell 13 7 1 5 20 19 1 22
5 Kilmarnock 13 5 3 5 12 15 -3 18
6 Ross County 13 3 5 5 15 28 -13 14
7 Livingston 13 3 4 6 16 19 -3 13
8 Hibernian 12 2 6 4 16 23 -7 12
9 Hearts 12 2 5 5 15 17 -2 11
10 Hamilton Academical 13 2 5 6 14 24 -10 11
11 St Johnstone 12 2 4 6 12 28 -16 10
12 St Mirren 12 2 2 8 7 16 -9 8

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