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  1. Liverpool's bid for history

    Steven Kelly

    "Lies, damned lies and statistics" the old saying goes -- but there is a secret fourth category, football statistics, that is more misleading than all of them. I do love a good number crunch, though, and am rarely surprised when someone else point...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  2. Lies and Statistics

    Peter Thorne

    In an excellent post on ESPN FC, Michael Cox makes the brave attempt of trying to ally football statistics with results and comes up with a fascinating insight into a resource used more and more by managers and coaching staff everywhere, but one whic...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  3. Hammers coast through opener

    Peter Thorne

    The first game of a new season; common-sense, logic, statistics and history tell you that it's just another match and nothing that happens in this game necessarily determines the way the season will pan out. But the football fan's mind is an odd t...

    Blog | August 17, 2013
  4. Mourinho and Chelsea: A match made in heaven

    Iain Macintosh

    The boffins at Bloomberg have been stuffing their computers with statistics all summer and they've concluded that Chelsea will be the winners of this season's Premier League. It's wise to be cautious with numbers in football, as the inherent chao...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  5. Scouting strategy revealed

    Phil Mison

    It remains one of football's dark arts. Just how do Europe's top clubs run their scouting networks? We anoraks may think we know all there is about our clubs -- history, players birthdays, statistics ad nauseam. But I'd lay good money there's no more...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  6. Statistically speaking, Villa need staying power

    Kevin Hughes

    Someone once told me that statistics don't count for an awful lot-- that you can interpret them any way you like, two sides to every story, and all that. And although in football, the only definitive statistic that can't be denied is the one which co...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  7. Ronaldo and Messi by the numbers

    Gabriele Marcotti

    I have a friend who is a baseball guy. Or, more accurately, he's a big baseball stats/sabermetrics guy. He lives in a world of acronyms: VORP, DIPS and, of course, PECOTA. He knows very little about football but, like many, is fascinated by the etern...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  8. Ask Norman: Cosmopolitan winners, uni graduates

    Norman Hubbard

    Resident anorak Norman Hubbard answers your questions on France's alleged foreign legion and graduate players.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2011
  9. Ask Norman: Goal droughts and promoted champions

    Norman Hubbard

    Resident anorak Norman Hubbard answers your questions on promoted champions and players who can't score.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2011
  10. Ask Norman: Most decorated players

    Norman Hubbard

    Soccernet's resident anorak, Norman Hubbard, answers your questions about the world of football.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2010
  11. 2010 World Cup: Italy-New Zealand

    Fast facts on the Italy-New Zealand game.

    Blog | Conversation | June 20, 2010
  12. A Well-Rounded Workout

    ESPN Kids Writer

    Whether a young athlete is picking up a ball for the very first time or playing in the World Series, sports brings a lot to the table. Baseball, basketball, football...

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2009
  13. Jellyman's Thrown a Wobbly

    Jon Carter

    Want to know everything about the famous Soccer Saturday show? Jon Carter grabs a taste.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2009
  14. The declining allure of Serie A

    David Mosse

    Earlier this week, the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) released a list of the 100 strongest national leagues in the world. Now, I place about as much value on this list as I do the FIFA rankings, but for what it's wo...

    Blog | Conversation | January 16, 2009
  15. High Five: Nicholas Scott Criscione

    Amanda Ayers

    Each weekday, ESPN RISE brings you five vital stats from athletes across the country. On Friday, we catch up with Nicholas Scott Criscione.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2008
  16. Joseph should be a candidate for league MVP

    Frank Dell'Apa, Special to ESPNsoccernet

    Shalrie Joseph's contributions won't show up on the stat sheet, but he's deserving of the MVP award, writes Frank Dell'Apa.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2007