You have all been thrilled by the CCN predictortrons (I know this because of the stunned silence whenever I bring the subject up).
Now I’m aiming for the stars and adapting the tools for individual games!
The added advantage of this is that I’ll be able to simulate games between any teams in English football history by the time I’m done. Ooooh.
I’ll keep it under my hat for now, but using simple techniques I can evaluate how strong a team is relative to the rest of the league, then (and this is the clever bit), look up what tends to happen when two teams of these relative strengths play one another.
So for our game away at City, Predictortron Jr said that we had an 81% chance of losing, a 16% chance of drawing and a 2% chance of winning!
The system suggested a 3-0 defeat.
Let’s take a moment to consider that.
For Stoke tomorrow it says 1-1, 46% home, 30% draw, 24% away.
So there we are. Lump on. Or not – it is early days.
It’s all manual for now but if anyone out there can programme simple macros in Excel I’d be interested in hearing from them. If you know what you’re doing I think it’d be very simple to automate.
That’s all for now.