Last month’s 2-0 Scottish Cup semi-final defeat against Celtic at Hampden, along with Sundays 4-0 defeat to league leaders, Rangers, had Aberdeen fans asking themselves a similar question. Why can’t they beat the Glasgow pair when it matters the most? Many Scottish football enthusiasts like myself thought that after the league encounter with Celtic the … Continue reading Aberdeen – Mentality or Not Good Enough?
For our first This Week In Premiership Stats look at individual players we're going to keep it pretty straightforward. A little less of me pointing wildly at charts of percentage breakdowns of passes made per attack and a little more of just chatting about who kicks the ball at the goal the most. So, here are the players that pull the trigger the most from open play in the Scottish Premiership so far this season and their average xG per shot.
After having completed almost a complete cycle for all clubs, with the exception lying in the COVID related postponements, it's safe to say we have a basic understanding of how each team is performing and what we might expect from them in the coming months. You can see a round-up of some of the underlying … Continue reading Scottish Premiership Manager Power Rankings – October
Nearly a full round of eleven matches each for the twelve Scottish Premiership teams seems like a fair point to at which to stop and take stock. Points win prizes but some other numbers can give us a more reliable indication of which team's form might actually carry them to the podium.
Feel like Ross County should have scored more goals than they have? Think Hibs have fluked their way to third? Unsure whether to place that bet on Hamilton Accies surviving another season? Let's take an early look at the Pure Fitbaw Expected Goals Table and pick out a note for each team.
There are three certainties in life. Death, taxes and overhyped Premier League players getting put on their arse in the Scottish Premiership. It has happened again, and Shane Duffy is at the centre of the action. There’s still plenty of time for him to become a very good player for Celtic and it’s perhaps too … Continue reading Shane Duffy; the attitude towards Scottish Football in physical form
Let's take a quick look at what's changed from last season to this in terms of the percentage of their total non penalty Expected Goals that has come from six different groupings of chance creation type for each Premiership team.
Is the team you support getting a larger share of their chances from starting moves in the opposition half and using just a few passes before shooting? Are they more or less reliant on set pieces?
First, a look at what's happened to the average for the division and, as you read the note for each team , keep in mind that a change doesn't mean a team is better or worse at it or getting more or fewer chances from that category - just that the percentage of their total that comes from that category type has changed. >
As I sit down to write our second Managerial Power Rankings and review the performances of each manager in September, I can't help but feel an element of déjà vu as Scotland prepares to face Israel in what now feels like a match more accustomed to test cricket as we face off for the 27th time … Continue reading Scottish Premiership Manager Power Rankings – September
What an exciting and promising start it has been for Jack Ross’ Hibernian side, having got off to a flying start with five wins from eight Premiership matches. The football that has been on show has been something for the Hibs fans to cheer about. Ross has got them playing an exciting and attacking brand … Continue reading Josh Doig Has Been Pivotal to Hibs’ Early Form
When Jack Ross took charge of Hibernian in November 2019 there was an anxiety around Easter Road. After a poor run of form, culminating in a 5-2 defeat against Celtic in the League Cup semi-final, Paul Heckingbottom was relieved of his duties. What Heckingbottom left behind is what worried Hibs fans the most. Ten signings … Continue reading Jack Ross’ 10 Months at Hibs