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World Cup Penalty Kick Analysis

WC 2014 Penalty Kicks and the Data Analysis Arms Race. During the World Cup, my Twitter feed confirmed what everybody already knew: Goalkeepers are different. When all the “normal” people were dreading the prospect of extra-time and a shoot-out, most … Continue reading

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Penalty Kicks: Is guessing a sucker’s bet?

“I think of them [penalty kicks] as no-lose situations for a goalkeeper. All the pressure is on the field player, who is supposed to score”. – Brad Friedel (Liverpool, Blackburn, Aston Villa, Tottenham and US MNT GK) So much has been … Continue reading

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