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About Have a Colly Jolly Xmas

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  1. Premier League 2017/18

    I hate football. At least it wasn't quite as cold as Saturday. Ooh, also at one point the ball bounced three times along the electronic hoardings! Amazing.
  2. Premier League 2017/18

    A Villa/Chelsea cup final would be fucking hilarious.
  3. The Star Wars Thread

    Do that.
  4. The Star Wars Thread

    I could've bought Yoda as a fighter (he is a Jedi Knight after all) but I'd have much preferred a slow more considered dueler than a spinny CGI Kermit.
  5. The Star Wars Thread

    Get out.
  6. Premier League 2017/18

    So shit. And so cold. At least I got a flag.
  7. 16 (2017/18 season) - Week 16

    Sorry, bit late. Baddar picked Sunderland. Hehe. I mean Villa. Who won't win because they're in my acca.
  8. Premier League 2017/18

    It has to be pretty bad to be punished in the Premier League though, and those were horrendous.
  9. Premier League 2017/18

    West Ham deserve the win just for that unpunished foul throw.
  10. EWB PL 17/18: Prediction League

    West Ham 0 vs. 3 Chelsea (Sat 12.30pm)Huddersfield 2 vs. 1 Brighton (Sat 3pm)Newcastle 2 vs. 1 Leicester (Sat 5.30pm)Liverpool 3 vs. 1 Everton (Sun 2.15pm)Man Utd 0 vs. 3 Man City (Sun 4.30pm)
  11. General Movie Thread

    I hear loads of people say this, but films in my local Vue are £5 each. Combine that with a Meerkat thingy and with a booking fee the two of us can go for £6, we'd never get our moneys worth from a Cineworld pass.
  12. Premier League 2017/18

    I'm an analyst by trade, all I deal in is stats and methodology. The last thing football needs is to go American and assign stats to everything, and the first time I see a manager refer to XG is the point I give up on the whole thing. Remember when Danny Simpson was statistically the best right back in the country at one point while at Newcastle? Fuck that shit and examine sport with a qualitative eye. That being said, had I not had to go to London today I was considering going to a seminar with this abstract today. .. "The statistical modelling of sports has become a topic of increasing interest in recent times, as more data is collected on the sports we love, coupled with a heightened interest in the outcome of these sports, that is, the continuous rise of online betting. We consider the task of determining a football player's ability for a given event type, for example, scoring a goal. We propose an interpretable Bayesian inference approach that centres on variational inference methods. We implement a Poisson model to capture occurrences of event types, from which we infer player abilities. We then use these inferred player abilities to extend the Bayesian hierarchical model of Baio and Blangiardo (2010), which captures a team's scoring rate. We apply the resulting scheme to the English Premier League, capturing player abilities over the 2013/2014 season, before using output from the hierarchical model to predict whether a certain number of goals will be scored in a future match or not (along with attempting to predict the winning margin for a team)."
  13. Premier League 2017/18

    I don't want to hear anyone ever talk about XG.
  14. Premier League 2017/18

    This is my favourite one yet: https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng-interactive/2017/dec/05/david-squires-jurassic-world-premier-league-managers?CMP=share_btn_tw
  15. FIFA World Cup 2018

    What a weird thing to say.
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