Thursday, 15 March 2012

What An Incredible Fluke VII!

Who claims that refereeing decisions 'even out over the season'?

Who says that the referees don't determine systemic outcomes?

Our databases include analyses of refereeing inputs to all teams in all territories that are traded - we examine penalties and sendings off (given and not) and fouls/booking ratio etc.

In the Premier League Index (where 100 = total corruption in favour of a team and 0 = the equivalent against), the two worst performing indices by far are Wigan Athletic at 26.1 and Wolverhampton Wanderers at 32.7.
Only Arsenal at 39.6 also fall below the 40% threshold.

Wigan occupy bottom position...
... Wolves are second bottom.

What a weird fluke!