For all of you around the world who heard a very loud scream emanating from the general direction of Phoenix, Arizona at around 12:00 PM EST, I apologize. I’m pretty sure it won’t happen again (though it would be nice).
Entries Tagged as 'Soccer!!'
June 23rd, 2010 · 6 Comments
June 21st, 2010 · 4 Comments
Every group has now finished the first two rounds of games, and now comes the final game of the group stages, and for half the teams their last game of the tournament. Let’s get all the updated numbers out of the way first. The National Team Rankings have now been updated. An important note for […]
June 21st, 2010 · No Comments
Expect a ratings and simulation update for the World Cup in the next few hours.
June 11th, 2010 · 6 Comments
1-1 Mexico – South Africa 0-0 France – Uruguay Before getting into the sims, it’s worth pointing out the basics here. Because of the two draws, 5 points is a magic number now. A win and a draw in the next two games for any of the four teams in Group A puts them through […]
June 10th, 2010 · 3 Comments
Alright, tomorrow is the big opening between Mexico and the host country. Here is how the National Team rankings handicap each match in the group stage. The way this is done is by separating each game into 33 equal scoring chances for each team, and their chances for each would obviously be the predicted goals […]
June 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments
Well this Friday the big shindig starts in South Africa with the host country facing Mexico in the opening match. And so in anticipation of that, here are the final set of numbers before the tournament gets under way.
May 13th, 2010 · 21 Comments
It’s now May of 2010 and that means the big shindig is almost here. So to kick off the run-up to the start of the World Cup, the most obvious place is an update of the National Team Rankings. Since last November, most of the International Matches played have been friendlies, though the African Nations […]
December 4th, 2009 · 54 Comments
Okay so now we know exactly which teams will play each other in the Group Stages and where the teams that advance will go in the bracket. How has that changed things?
December 4th, 2009 · 13 Comments
Here it is, which teams will play which teams. WC 2010 Draw A good draw for my team, but we’re capable of losing to anyone, so no point in getting too excited. I’ll try and run some sims as soon as possible.
December 3rd, 2009 · 18 Comments
UPDATE: A coding error caused some odd things to happen in the previous set of sims and so I had to re-code things and then re-run the sims. The new (and fixed) run of sims are now reflected in the table and the old ones tossed out. The data dump file has also been replaced […]