Will Quinn

Stats in football: it’s harder than you think 1

Will Quinn weighs-in on the growing contention surrounding the use of statistics in football… WSC Magazine, writing in the Guardian, have launched an attack on the ever-growing trend of using heavy data to analyse football matches. I’m a big fan of WSC, but it’s a poorly-written article: all of the arguments are either clichéd, nonsensical(…)

Manchester United’s Ashley Young and the one-sided reaction to diving

Manchester United’s Ashley Young and the one-sided reaction to diving 1

Will Quinn looks back at Ashley Young’s latest loss of balance last night, but highlights the need to scrutinise the less-than-pure behaviour of the defensive players as well… Ashley Young’s latest dive in the box highlighted an unusual feature of British footballing culture: it condemns cynical forward play much more strongly than it does cynical(…)