So having just posted something backing up a uMAXit piece I wrote, Simon Gleave made a suggestion about incorporating shot conversion rate against. So, I have done that. I’m going to call it Shots on Target Coefficient – STC = (SOT/SOTA)*(SCR/SCRA) In other words, STC equals shots on target divided by shots on target against, all multiplied by shot […]

Following up on a piece I wrote for uMAXit, here are some stats

You can now buy The Men Who Stare At Goals: An FM Anthology, from PNIG’s very own Tictail shop. Featuring some superbly talented writers like Chris Darwen, Joe Devine, Lee Scott, Dave Black, and Jonny Sharples, as well as an introduction from me and a foreword by Iain Macintosh, it’s a must-have for any FM fan. […]

Football is a game of moments. Yes, there might be an overarching narrative to a season, imposed or genuine, and yes, every game has an ebb and flow, but each game is composed of fragments, instances in time that resonate after the 90 minutes have passed. Moments of skill, of tenacity, the reaction of the […]

Put Niels In Goal will shortly be publishing our first ebook and no prizes for guessing what it’s about

Part 2 (rapid, I know) of my efforts with Everton to exorcise Iain’s demons (or something)

It did for Iain, but can a season of Everton reduce Alex to rubble too? Let’s find out