The Expected Goals Philosophy

"This book will make you watch football differently" - Tobias Pedersen "Possibly the most ground-breaking football book ever written" - Football Impact "A brilliant account of the history and future of Expected Goals" - StatShot

The Expected Goals Philosophy

The Expected Goals method is football's best-kept secret. The metric gives unparalleled insight into which teams and players are performing at the highest level. Professional gamblers have used Expected Goals to make millions through football betting. Club scouts have used Expected Goals to identify hidden gems in the transfer market. And the media have recently started using Expected Goals to offer more profound insight in their broadcasts. Despite this, most ordinary fans still don't understand what the Expected Goals method is - or appreciate the significant impact that it is set to have on the sport in coming years. Expected Goals (otherwise known as xG) was originally conjured up by a small corner of the online football analytics community. It didn't take long for professional gamblers to begin using xG to predict match outcomes. These bettors utilised the Expected Goals method to turn over hundreds of millions of pounds from the bookmakers. Before long, football clubs had caught on to the ground-breaking insight given by xG. Brentford FC were leaders in this field, managing to assemble a Play-Off-reaching squad on a shoe-string budget. In the last five years, the small West London side have turned over more than £100m in transfer revenue from their use of the Expected Goals method in player recruitment. More recently, the Expected Goals method has been adopted by the media as a form of insight. Fans are finally catching on to the pioneering means of football analysis. Soon enough, anyone who doesn't understand the Expected Goals philosophy will be left behind. "This book will make you watch football differently" - Tobias Pedersen "Possibly the most ground-breaking football book ever written" - Football Impact "A brilliant account of the history and future of Expected Goals" - StatShot

The Football Code

This book addresses the intrinsic errors and inefficiencies which plague the sport, whilst at the same time revealing the top secret methods that professional gambling syndicates use to predict future outcomes.

The Football Code

The Football Code outlines an innovative, ground-breaking philosophy that will change the way you watch the beautiful game. In a sport which is so largely dictated by randomness, how can we accurately assess the performance of teams, players and managers? How can we tell who is good and who is simply lucky? The Football Code teaches how a more scientific approach can eradicate the damaging effects of chance, leaving a clearer image of what is actually happening on the field of play. Only then can managers sign better players. Only then can pundits offer better judgements. Only then can fans compile better fantasy football teams. This book addresses the intrinsic errors and inefficiencies which plague the sport, whilst at the same time revealing the top secret methods that professional gambling syndicates use to predict future outcomes. Above all, it discloses the top secret, data-driven system that one football mastermind has used to make millions in the betting markets, and that has allowed the Championship team he owns to punch spectacularly above its financial weight. Football has finally found it's answer to baseball's 'Moneyball'. "Any fan who doesn't read this book will be left behind." - William Lund. "Unveils a revolutionary approach to the transfer market. Truly exceptional." - FootballNow. "A masterclass. The sport of football will never be the same again" - Levi Janssen.

The Philosophy of Law Meets the Philosophy of Technology

is expected to achieve on behalf of us: 'While autonomic systems will assume ... those systems with policies – the goals and constraints that govern their ...

The Philosophy of Law Meets the Philosophy of Technology

Law, Human Agency and Autonomic Computing interrogates the legal implications of the notion and experience of human agency implied by the emerging paradigm of autonomic computing, and the socio-technical infrastructures it supports.

Cross Tradition Engagement in Philosophy

... expected goals and needs in our current cross-tradition engagement projects and/or to enhancing our understanding of the target texts in such projects.

Cross Tradition Engagement in Philosophy

This book presents a systematic unifying-pluralist account—a "constructive-engagement" account—of how cross-tradition engagement in philosophy is possible. The goal of this "constructive-engagement" account is, by way of reflective criticism, argumentation, and methodological guiding principles, to inquire into how distinct approaches from different philosophical traditions can talk to and learn from each other for the sake of making joint contributions to the contemporary development of philosophy. In Part I of the book, Bo Mou explores a range of fundamental theoretic and methodological issues in cross-tradition philosophical engagement and philosophical interpretation. In Part II, he analyzes several representative case studies that demonstrate how relevant resources in the Western and Chinese philosophical traditions can constructively engage with each other. These studies cover issues in philosophical methodology, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language and logic, and ethics. The book’s theoretical and practical approaches expand the vision, coverage, and agenda of doing philosophy comparatively, and promote worldwide joint efforts of cross-tradition philosophical inquiries. Cross-Tradition Engagement in Philosophy will be of interest to graduate students and scholars interested in comparative philosophy and the intersection of Chinese and Western philosophy. It will also appeal to those who are interested in the ways in which cross-tradition philosophical engagement can enhance contemporary philosophical debates in metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language and logic, and ethics.

Darwinism in Philosophy Social Science and Policy

Far from being derivative , it should be no part of the project's expected goals at all . 3 PRIVATE CHOICE AND PUBLIC GOODS Despite the problems of top ...

Darwinism in Philosophy  Social Science and Policy

A collection of essays by Alexander Rosenberg discussing Darwinism's application to philosophical problems.

The Elgar Companion to Economics and Philosophy

... man who struggles to satisfy his immediate, fundamental interests and who rationally premeditates the most efficient means to obtain expected goals.

The Elgar Companion to Economics and Philosophy

. . . there are many first-rate contributions here. Those contributions make this collection valuable especially to readers who are already knowledgeable about the various areas in which the interests of philosophers and economists overlap. Daniel M. Hausman, Journal of Economic Methodology The Elgar Companion To Economics and Philosophy is a very good read. Every library should buy it now. John King, History of Economics Review The volume collects articles surveying developments in such related fields as economic methodology, ethics, epistemology, and social ontology. Many of the articles are forward-looking, and as such constitute substantive and original (and at times provocative) contributions to the literature. The volume as a whole is a success; the editors are to be congratulated for their efforts. Bruce J. Caldwell, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, US This Companion is called economics and philosophy but actually it is about the philosophy of economics and all the great questions in the subject are here. The weather in the philosophy of economics has been stormy lately and the climate continues to this day to be unsettled. Will the storms soon settle down to give way to calmer days? Read this excellent collection of informative papers in the field to stimulate your own answer to that question. Mark Blaug, University of London and University of Buckingham, UK The Elgar Companion to Economics and Philosophy aims to demonstrate exactly how these two important areas have always been linked, and to illustrate the key areas of overlap. The Companion is divided into distinct parts, each of which highlights a leading area of scholarly concern: political economy conceived as social philosophy; the methodology and epistemology of economics; and social ontology and the ontology of economics. The contributors are well-known and distinguished authors from a variety of disciplines, who have been invited both to survey and to provide a personal assessment of current and prospective future states of their respective areas of philosophical interest. Academics and students who have an interest in economics and philosophy, political philosophy and the history of ideas will find this book of great appeal, as will researchers working in the field and readers interested in the nature of the discipline of economics.

Kierkegaard and Philosophy

... became obvious that the programme was not achieving its expected goals. Lessing was to be portrayed as someone willing to see the vanity of philosophy ...

Kierkegaard and Philosophy

Kierkegaard and Philosophy makes many of the most important papers on Kierkegaard available in one place for the first time. These seventeen essays, written over a period of over twenty years, have all been substantially revised or specially prepared for this collection, with a new introduction by the author. In the first part, Alastair Hannay concentrates on Kierkegaard's central philosophical writings, offering closely text-based accounts of the silent concepts Kierkegaard uses. The second part shows the relevance of other thinkers' treatments of shared themes, pointing out where they differ from Kierkegaard. The concluding chapter provides a reason Kierkegaard himself would give for disagreeing with those who claim his texts are infinitely interpretable. Written by the world's foremost Kierkegaard scholar and translator, Kierkegaard and Philosophy is an indispensible resource for all students of Kierkegaard's work.

Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas on Justice and Human Rights

... world have multifaceted meanings but all gear objectively towards the same expected goals as regards giving to each person his due or deserved right.

Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas on Justice and Human Rights

"A type of book we always long to read for peace and joy in any nation, Father Dr. JoeBarth Abba touched many areas amidst orgies of circles of terrorisms, Islamic insurgents with key solutions for psycho-dialogical ways on cultural ethnic tensions for conflicts resolution." --Gerhard Ludwig Cardinal Mueller, Vatican, Rome ***The book presents an inquiry into the thoughts and scholasticism of Thomas Aquinas, his classical philosophical synthesis, his insights, and the quest for Justice and Human Rights as a panacea or desired urgent solution to racial justice, abuse of human life, and human rights. Dissertation. (Series: Philosophy / Philosophie, Vol. 108) [Subject: African Studies, Human Rights Studies, Philosophy, Christian Studies, Thomas Aquinas]

Philosophy of Mathematics

Undoubtfully, one of the most desired goals of Hilbert's formalisation programme was to prove, using finitary methods, the consistency of formal systems.

Philosophy of Mathematics

The philosophy of mathematics is an exciting subject. Philosophy of Mathematics: Classic and Contemporary Studies explores the foundations of mathematical thought. The aim of this book is to encourage young mathematicians to think about the philosophical issues behind fundamental concepts and about different views on mathematical objects and mathematical knowledge. With this new approach, the author rekindles an interest in philosophical subjects surrounding the foundations of mathematics. He offers the mathematical motivations behind the topics under debate. He introduces various philosophical positions ranging from the classic views to more contemporary ones, including subjects which are more engaged with mathematical logic. Most books on philosophy of mathematics have little to no focus on the effects of philosophical views on mathematical practice, and no concern on giving crucial mathematical results and their philosophical relevance, consequences, reasons, etc. This book fills this gap. The book can be used as a textbook for a one-semester or even one-year course on philosophy of mathematics. "Other textbooks on the philosophy of mathematics are aimed at philosophers. This book is aimed at mathematicians. Since the author is a mathematician, it is a valuable addition to the literature." - Mark Balaguer, California State University, Los Angeles "There are not many such texts available for mathematics students. I applaud efforts to foster the dialogue between mathematics and philosophy." - Michele Friend, George Washington University and CNRS, Lille, France

Surviving Dreaded Conversations

Realisation of the expected goals of education at this level The nature of physical education blends with the philosophy of education, especially in ...

Surviving Dreaded Conversations

The essential guide for managers and professionals dealing with difficult workplace conversations "Surviving Dreaded Conversations" gives managers all they need to get through those difficult, face-to-face conversations we all encounter in our office. Whether it's firing an employee, asking for a raise or delivering bad financial news to a client or staff, expert author Donna Flagg shows readers how to stop putting off these uncomfortable conversations and start successfully facing them head-on. Filled with tips, strategies, exercises, and easy-to-memorize scripts for effective preparation, "Surviving Dreaded Conversations" is packed with practical advice to help professionals get through the rough spots in the workplace.

Geriatric Physical Therapy

... PHILOSOPHY , AND ORGANIZATIONAL PLANS Before developing an outpatient or nursing home department , therapists should carefully review their expected goals and plan accordingly . What is the mission statement of the department ?

Geriatric Physical Therapy

This compilation of up-to-date information provides physical therapists with clinical information for the care of geriatric patients in one comprehensive source. Physical therapy practitioners and students wishing to specialize in geriatrics will be provided with the advanced applied science of normal and pathological aging, clinical problems, implications for therapeutic interventions, and considerations specific to the elderly.

Artificial Intelligence with Uncertainty

1.2 EXPECTED GOALS AS TIME GOES ON Looking back at the 50-year AI development and growth, the academic society has held various views on what goals AI ...

Artificial Intelligence with Uncertainty

The information deluge currently assaulting us in the 21st century is having a profound impact on our lifestyles and how we work. We must constantly separate trustworthy and required information from the massive amount of data we encounter each day. Through mathematical theories, models, and experimental computations, Artificial Intelligence with Uncertainty explores the uncertainties of knowledge and intelligence that occur during the cognitive processes of human beings. The authors focus on the importance of natural language-the carrier of knowledge and intelligence-for artificial intelligence (AI) study. This book develops a framework that shows how uncertainty in AI expands and generalizes traditional AI. It describes the cloud model, its uncertainties of randomness and fuzziness, and the correlation between them. The book also centers on other physical methods for data mining, such as the data field and knowledge discovery state space. In addition, it presents an inverted pendulum example to discuss reasoning and control with uncertain knowledge as well as provides a cognitive physics model to visualize human thinking with hierarchy. With in-depth discussions on the fundamentals, methodologies, and uncertainties in AI, this book explains and simulates human thinking, leading to a better understanding of cognitive processes.

The Careers of Business Managers in East Asia

Despite efforts to attain desired career goals , people may not always get ... to achieve the goals they desired , most people revealed the philosophy of ...

The Careers of Business Managers in East Asia

Asian scholars clarify career patterns in Asian and U.S. firms and offer suggestions useful for human resource managers of firms operating in East Asia.

Indigenous Management Practices in Africa

... African business practices as they failed to achieve the expected goals. ... practices and philosophy ought to be rooted in the African culture, ...

Indigenous Management Practices in Africa

Africa is fast becoming an investment destination for firms operating outside the continent, and effective management is central to the realization of organizational goals. This volume evaluates the need for management philosophies and theories that reflect the peculiarities of the African continent.

Defense Management Journal

11 A Philosophy of Manpower Management 1 OF DEPARTMEN a few ... and priced production options , were approaches that did not achieve the expected goals .

Defense Management Journal


Readability 2 2

Philosophy announces itself especially when the expected ways of living, ... Art is often created in order to experience something, and another goal may be ...

Readability  2 2

This book is the second part of the two-part book Readability - Birth of the Cluster text, Introduction to the Art of learning, i.e. do not forget the first part! This book is the definitive guide to reading and learning - or to learn about philosophy, science, and pedagogy. After having read this book, you should have become a better reader and learner, and you should also know a little more about philosophy. Hence, this book could also be seen as a general introduction to philosophy. It can be seen in its content: Part One (524 pages). 1. Reading instructions (25). 2. Pedagogical psychology and pedagogical points (87). 3. Power analytics - an initial relationship to Foucault (52). 4. Phenomenology and the birth of the cluster text (81). 5. Critical hermeneutics and knowledge about reading (102). 6. Micro power learning (learn how to write cluster text) and techniques of discipline (29). 7. Deconstruction and the text in society (62). 8. Positivism and the scientific method (63). Part Two (516 pages). 9. Philosophy, Morality, Knowledge (220). 10. The non-history of the cluster text (30). 11. Ars Legendi - reading and learning (125). 12. Introduction to Ars Discendi - Are texts wrongly written? (60). Appendix I, II and III. (60). This two-part book (1040 pages) is part of a bundle of books that you can use to learn about texts and reading. The others are Are Texts Wrongly Written? (130 pages, 2018), Typographic Manual (170 pages, 2021) and Typographical Investigations (450 pages, 2022?). The two shorter books can be seen as summaries of the two longer ones. Note, for all these books, that the cluster text style is not reflowable and that you need a screen where you can read a line length of 95 characters (i.e. narrow screens are inappropriate).

Multidisciplinary Journal of Research Development

This paper has presented , in port , the planning stage of the county's educational policy and goals . This comprises the philosophy and the expected goals of the entire educational plan for the country . However , no matter how sound ...

Multidisciplinary Journal of Research Development


The Goal

The Goal


New Theory on Leadership Management Science

Maoist practical philosophy attached great importance to the utilitarianism of ... In his mind, truth is the guide to lead our actions to expected goals.

New Theory on Leadership Management Science

Summary 'New Theory on Leadership Management Science' uses multidisciplinary systems to comprehensively study leadership management. From philosophical, sociological, cultural, historical, management and marketing perspectives, it studies leadership management during the process of combining theory and practice from the beginnings of human consumption, including household consumption and financing, and national macroscopic control and management. In terms of methodology, the book follows fundamental philosophical, economic, sociological and management principles. The book mainly uses the methods of social statistics, documentary comparison, probability sampling, case studies, interviews and computer analysis, etc. Therefore, in terms of both basic theory and methodology, the book is not only an economic work but involves multiple disciplines. Key Features Links leadership and management, which are; refers to the transformation of the classical Chinese leadership management school of thought, and advances it as a leading management school of thought; comprehensive and systematic advancement of leadership management practice strategy, including national practice, development strategy, and corporate practice development strategy; proposes that the core of leadership management philosophy is epistemology and methodology; emphasizes that practical philosophy should be the first philosophy in the process of human leadership management; develops a new interpretation of the subjects and objects of leadership management and the quality of leadership management; puts forward new business concepts, new concepts of enterprise management and enterprise management law, and specific strategic management practice elements and methods, which provide a specific and consultative method for combining theory and practice for CEOs and general managers of enterprises (including state-owned firms). The Author Bingxin Wu is the Board Chairman of Sanzhu Group, Beijing Genetic Engineering Research Institute and Beijing Nuozhou Institute of Biology, and the director of Shizhen Institute of Biology. He is also an honorable professor at Shandong University, contract researcher for Shandong Academy of Social Sciences and for Oriental Institute and an honorable professor at the Institute of Micro-ecology of Dalian Medical University. Moreover, he is the executive member of China Association of Industry and Commerce, vice president of Shandong Jinan municipal Association of Industry and Commerce, master workman of Shandong Private Entrepreneurs Union, vice president the Association of Chinese Professionals, and the deputy director of Chinese Private Scientific and Technological Association and of National Private Technology Entrepreneur Association as well as the standing director of China Chinese Medicine Institute. Readership Scholars, practitioners, business executives and government/economic policy makers. Contents Concept, principle and characteristics of leadership management science The leadership management environment Qualities of leadership managers The leadership management system and evolution Leadership management science methodology Four stages of development in epistemology Leadership management thought of ancient China Planning leadership in strategy Leadership management and consumer social productivity National macroscopic leadership management innovation Consumption and leadership management innovation Network society and leadership management A new theory on enterprise leadership management Marketing leadership management Business leadership management in China

Personal Finance

... difference between a riskier investment's expected return and the totally ... given the investor's financial goals. conservative investment philosophy ...

Personal Finance

PERSONAL FINANCE 12E offers a practical, student-friendly introduction to personal financial management. Using a structured, step-by-step approach, this market-leading text helps students learn how to save and invest, manage student loans, file taxes, decrease credit card debt, and plan for the future. Real-life scenarios, covering a wide range of financial challenges, enable students to appreciate the relevance of key concepts, and useful advice from personal finance experts helps them apply those concepts in their own lives. Many math-based examples clearly illustrate the critical importance of achieving long-term financial goals through investing. Building on the success of previous editions, the new Twelfth Edition continues to engage students and focus their attention on critical concepts they need to succeed in class and to manage their finances wisely for a lifetime. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.