Here at Put Niels in Goal, we love a good football book. While the shelves of your local Waterstones might heave with shoddily written autobiographies, there has also been some genuinely insightful, intelligent stuff written about football. Here is a round up of some of the best football books on the market. It’s not exhaustive by […]

First things first: women’s football shouldn’t be called women’s football. It’s just football. That semantic assertion in place, football belongs to everyone, and women are fans as much as they are players. Nonetheless, when images of female football fans are shown in the media, they tend to be of a certain sort, and much of […]

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. […]

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)