A shameless ripoff of the wonderful Harper’s Index.

Pictured: Lee McCulloch protests against a yellow card for the 48th time this season. More stats below:

Billy’s Index: The 2009-10 SPL Season

2009-10 Scottish Premier League number of goals per game: 2.57
1997-98 Scottish Premier Division number of goals per game: 2.8
2009-10 English Premier League number of goals per game: 2.77
1970 World Cup number of goals per game: 2.97

Number of minutes of football in 2009-10 SPL season (estimated): 21,432
Mean number of minutes between goals (based on above estimate): 36.57

Number of top 8 SPL goalscorers who are Scottish: 3
Number of top 8 SPL goalscorers who are Irish: 3
Number of top 8 SPL goalscorers who are English: 2

Number of SPL hat-tricks in 2009-10 season: 4

Percentage of teams in the 1997-98 Scottish Premier Division also in the 2009-10 Scottish Premier League: 90
Percentage of managers in the 1997-98 Scottish Premier Division also in the 2009-10 Scottish Premier League: 20
Percentage of those with the same team as 1997-98: 100

Number of managers who both started and finished the season in the SPL: 6
With the same team: 5

Total number of red cards, Aberdeen: 10
Total number of red cards, Falkirk: 0
Number of yellow cards per game for Lee McCulloch of Rangers, the SPL’s worst-behaved player: 0.32
Ratio of total number of yellow cards given to Motherwell to total number of yellow cards given to Lee McCulloch: 3.27:1
Ratio of total number of red cards given to Motherwell to total number of red cards given to Lee McCulloch: 1:1

Number of SPL teams A-M wearing Nike: 4
Number of SPL teams N-Z wearing Nike: 0

Total SPL attendance, 2009-10: 3,172,758
Total EPL attendance, 2009-10: 12,977,252

Number of people in Scotland attending an SPL game each week, per 1000 of population: 2.68
Number of people in England attending an EPL game each week, per 1000 of population: 0.66

Percentage of total SPL attendance from Ibrox and Parkhead: 55.78

Lowest attendance of 2009-10 SPL season: 2,003 (Hamilton Academical vs Hearts, 6 December 2009)
Number of additional seats Celtic Park would require to hold the total attendance from all Hamilton Academical 2009-10 home SPL games: 0

Ratio of Rangers+Celtic total attendance to Hearts+Hibs total attendance: 3.54:1
Ratio of Rangers+Celtic total attendance to St Mirren+Hamilton Academical total attendance: 12.56:1

Ratio of Rangers+Celtic total points to Hearts+Hibs total points: 1.65:1
Ratio of Rangers+Celtic total points to St Mirren+Hamilton Academical total points: 2.02:1

SPL Manager of the Month awards won by Old Firm managers: 2

Number of players signed by Tony Mowbray: 15
From Alloa Athletic: 1

Number of players released or loaned out by Tony Mowbray: 27
Between 13 January 2010 and 1 February 2010: 13

MSCI World Equity Index on first day of SPL 2009-10 season: 1063.98
MSCI World Equity Index on last day of SPL 2009-10 season: 1099.58
Return on MSCI World Equity Index over SPL 2009-10 season: 3.34%

Ladbrokes odds on Rangers winning the 2009-10 SPL, prior to start of season: Evens
Return on a bet on Rangers over SPL 2009-10 season: 100%

Billy

Sources: Wikipedia, ESPN Soccernet, Sporting Life, Bloomberg, Online Betting Guide

Comments

  1. Current Tax Demand on Rangers FC: £25m
    Chances of Rangers making it to the end of next season without going into adminstration: 0