A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Barnett, V. and Hilditch, S. 1993. The effect of an artificial pitch surface on home team performance in football (soccer). Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A (Statistics in Society). 156, pp. 39-50.
|Authors||Barnett, V. and Hilditch, S.|
Four teams in the four divisions of the English Football League have been playing their home matches on artificial pitch surfaces at certain times over the last 10 years or so. A Commission of Enquiry (Football League, 1989) recently recommended that the introduction of further artificial pitches be restricted. One of the factors leading to this recommendation was the possible advantage gained by the home team on such pitches. A statistical analysis of the end-of-season results for the four divisions over the last 10 years (carried out for the Football League) showed that there is indeed such an advantage and that it is of a sufficient scale to be a cause for concern.
|Keywords||Social Sciences, Mathematical Methods; Statistics & Probability|
|Year of Publication||1993|
|Journal||Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A (Statistics in Society)|
|Journal citation||156, pp. 39-50|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.2307/2982859|
|Open access||Published as non-open access|
|Funder project or code||101|
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