Preparing for home and away matches

Wolfson, Sandy and Neave, Nick (2004) Preparing for home and away matches. Insight: The FA Coaches Association Journal, 2. pp. 40-43.

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Abstract

Coaches, players, and certainly bookies are well aware of the fact that football teams typically perform better at home than away. The end of year statistics for various leagues during the 2002-2003 football season in the UK (see Table 1) show a remarkably consistent tendency for teams to win more games and score more goals when playing on their own pitch. Such trends occur worldwide, over many seasons, at all levels and in a wide range of team sports such as rugby, major league baseball, ice hockey, basketball and American football.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 11:05
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2017 11:10
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/30177

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