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Eye-Catcher: 1 August 2009

Sports stories and quotes that catch the eye, and other fun stuff off the internet.


Premier League ins and outs –  lots of transfer gossip, but actual transfers have been fewer and further between.  I suppose it will pick up as the start of the new league season on 15 August 2009 approaches, and will peak before before the transfer window closes on 31 August 2009.

Not unsurprisingly, 0-0 and 1-0 were the most frequent scores in the Premier League last season, with 42 each (11.05%).   If home and away wins are combined, 1-0 or 0-1 is the most frequent score, with 72 (18.95%).

In terms of total number of goals scored, 3 goals is the most frequent, with 86 (22.63%).

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  1. rajiv
    Sun 2 August 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Like Chelsea and cheese:

    New Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that his approach to management has been crafted by how his father used to make cheese. “The big lesson I learned was to wait, to be patient. Because whoever wants to produce parmigiano has to wait at least one year before everything is ready for him to make the cheese,” he said.

  2. rajiv
    Mon 3 August 2009 at 7:03 pm

    SM Goh warns against religious enclaves. No religious enclaves on FIOFAFI – we have people of all religions, including the religion of football, and of no religions. Are we a football “enclave” though? I do aim to include other sports.

    Last week:

    …, PM Lee underlined the unifying power of sports when he spoke of the need to create more spaces for strengthening social cohesion. ‘It is important to have shared activities and facilities so all Singaporeans, regardless of race and religion, can mingle, interact, be comfortable with and gain confidence in one another.’

    Sports, in particular, are powerful unifiers that create an emotional connection few other activities can replicate, he said. ‘Families and friends connect by playing or watching sports together. Complete strangers cheer with one voice at sporting events.’

    Sports also help people keep fit and stay healthy, he added.

    Hopefully, that’s what FIOFAFI has achieved.

  3. rajiv
    Tue 4 August 2009 at 11:23 am

    Our score-lines are much more interesting. Of the 62 sessions/games since 1 April 2009 up to Sunday, the following are the scorelines that have occurred more than once:

    Score, Frequency
    8-6, 3 times
    13-12, Twice
    13-11, Twice
    11-7, Twice
    11-6, Twice
    10-7, Twice
    14-9, Twice
    9-7, Twice
    7-1, Twice
    15-6, Twice
    6-4, Twice

    The following are the most common winning margins:

    Margin, Frequency
    2-goal win, 13 times
    5-goal win, 8 times
    3-goal win, 8 times
    4-goal win, 6 times
    Draw, 5 times
    1-goal win, 5 times

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