Stat Analysis | Who is the Best Goalscorer in the Premier League

With the race for the golden boot tighter than ever, I decided to crunch some numbers to see who is the best goalscorer in the Premier League.¬†In this post I’ll outline the stats I used, who is best in each category of my analysis and then try to predict what the final goals tally will look like. I took the 13 top scoring players in the PL this season as the sample. First let’s look at a number of stats comparing players performance this season to last.

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Auditing the Beautiful Game

Soccer is known as the beautiful game, but beyond the field it can get quite ugly. Soccer is rife with horrors: corruption, drugs, gangs, Nazism/racism, hooliganism, doping, match-fixing, and even money laundering. Soccer is a worldwide sport, spanning every single country and territory. Accounting and auditing for public multinational corporations is routine, but tough to navigate. Now imagine thousands of entities: a few public but most private, some large, many small, spanning every single country, including ones with no respect for international law and standards such as Iran and North Korea. Now imagine how accounting must vastly be different in this industry, and that is before we discuss how transactions being recorded in bizarre ways is the norm for soccer.

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Interview with Jordan Rideout, Kansas City Player

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Remember Paul Rideout? the only goalscorer in the FA Cup final where Everton lifted their most recent trophy. Well, it’s not only Paul who has been gifted with the shooting boots. Paul’s son, Jordan has followed his fathers footsteps in the World of Football and currently plays for¬†Oklahoma City Energy FC. We caught up with Jordan and asked him a few questions about his career so far and his plans.

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New York Red Bulls 1 – 0 Montreal Impact – MATCH REPORT

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New York Red Bulls clinched a play off spot with a 1-0 win. (Photo: New York Red Bulls)

On a lovely evening at the home of the Red Bulls, Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey, at around 7pm local time (00:00 GMT), it was time for the Red Bulls and the Impact to go head to head for the 3rd time this season. The Red Bulls won the last meeting 3-1, with a hat trick from Bradley Wright Phillips. A win for the New York Red Bulls would guarantee the hosts a play off spot, and move them up to first place in the conference.

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New York Red Bulls 2 – 2 D.C. United – MATCH REPORT

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Together, We Remember – that was the message from the South Ward at RBA. (Photo: New York Red Bulls)

New York Red Bulls went looking to win against rivals, DC United, having given up a 2 goal lead last time they met in the MLS. On the pitch before kick off, the US national anthem was sung in memory of the September 11th attacks and the US flag was held out over the pitch, and the South Ward held up a wonderful tifo remembering the attacks. We shall never forget.

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