Author Archives: MarkE

Alternative League Table

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A few seasons ago someone clever (though I forget who – apologies) started to post a league table on The Conference Forum (and then reproduced on BoroChat) that showed teams placed alongside the numbers of points they’d earned. This reflected their relative positions by points rather than ordinal rank of… Read more »

Preseason Survey Results – Part 2

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If you’ve already taken in the first part of our survey results breakdown, you may or may not be keen to hear more. I’m guessing if you’re still reading this you’re not averse to the idea. We’ve already seen that you generally expect Boro’ to finish somewhere around upper mid-table… Read more »

Preseason Survey Results – Part 1

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In late July, as Boro’ played out their final friendly matches ahead of the new season, I polled fans on how they saw the upcoming season playing out – our first preseason survey. They offered their opinions on where Boro’ would finish, who would win the league, and which other… Read more »

The 2016/17 Preseason Survey

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Regular visitors will likely have taken part in the Satisfaction Index surveys that have occasionally appeared on the site, but this season I’d like to go a step further. I’ve launched a more comprehensive survey ahead of the new season, and then intend to follow it up with a related… Read more »

Goal Difference Progressions

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I’ve been getting used to a new piece of data visualisation software and in the middle of last season stumbled upon an idea I’d had, about how goals scored (and conceded) were distributed throughout the 90 minutes of a game. Graham Westley was supposedly famed for having teams that would… Read more »

2015/6 In Numbers

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Having a whole season’s worth of data to consume in one chunk is at least a more substantial way of getting back into the swing of things. 2015/6 was a severe low point from many fans’ perspectives, but does at least provide some interesting insights that might otherwise be harder… Read more »