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The 20 Most Valuable Player in the Premier League

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

I have access to a new stat: expected possession value. I would call it “xPV” but then I remembered how my buddy Donnie made fun of me because every stat I cited sounded like an STD. Anyway, I wrote

The Aston Villa Guide to Crashing the Top Four

Friday, December 1, 2023

Aston Villa, huh? We're more than a third of the way into the Premier League season — and they're tied with Liverpool, one point back of Manchester City, and two points back of Arsenal. What

Three Columns for the Price of One Email!

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving, to those who celebrated. Happy Last Thursday of November, to those who didn't. Anyway, I slacked off on the emails last week. Here's everything I've written recently: -

What if We Designed Soccer from Scratch?

Friday, November 17, 2023

Soccer is broken. Not the kicking-of-the-ball-can't-use-your-hands part; that's beautiful, always has been. Ok, maybe not always; early versions of soccer were brutal and ugly, an expression of

Who Are the Most Important Players in the Premier League?

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

My latest column for ESPN is up. I continued my crusade in support of the idea that “soccer teams win soccer games because of the quality of their soccer players”. In this one, I identified the Premier

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