England World Cup 98 Squad Selection Memories

World Cup 98 England Squad Selection By Alistair Bain (@allybain) As Gareth Southgate brings together his provisional 33 man squad ahead of this summer’s European Championships, it lead me to reflect back on my first memory of major selection controversy which would take place on June 1st 1998, with the central characters in this taleContinue reading “England World Cup 98 Squad Selection Memories”

Euro 96 Top 5 Attackers Analysis

by Alistair Bain (@allybain) Euro 96 – Best Individual Attacking Performances Within this article we identify the top 5 highest ranking individual attackers at Euro 96, breaking down why they were so important to their team’s overall attack play. Top 5 Statistical Attackers When building an analysis of the best overall attackers at Euro 96Continue reading “Euro 96 Top 5 Attackers Analysis”

Euro 96 Chance Creation Analysis

by Alistair Bain (@allybain) Within this article we are going to break down the chance creation statistics of the tournament at large and assess the value of each sides approach play. Given this is a tournament format which progresses into knockout rounds we are going to weight our metrics in Per 90, which naturally levelsContinue reading “Euro 96 Chance Creation Analysis”

Euro 96 Tournament Attack Analysis

by Alistair Bain (@allybain) Throughout this article we are going to break down the attacking attributes of each side, assessing who excelled and which teams under performed. Given this is a tournament format which progresses into knockout rounds we are going to weight our metrics in Per 90, which naturally levels out the statistics toContinue reading “Euro 96 Tournament Attack Analysis”

Euro 96 Round 3 Attack Analysis

by Alistair Bain (@allybain) The end of Round 3 of matches brings a close to the Group Section phase, and with it the departure of half of the competing teams at the tournament. Some would do their best to meander through Round 3 with as little effort as possible, while others would go down inContinue reading “Euro 96 Round 3 Attack Analysis”