Excuse Me - I Think There Might Be Some MoS in Your Guardian

What better way to end the 2014 season, which has already been a positive one for MoS, than with some coverage in Australia's online version of the Guardian.

Of the three AFL statisticians they spoke to about tomorrow's Grand Final, I'm alone in tipping Sydney. But, one Swan or Hawk does not a Winter make (or something). 

Anyway, here it is: 


One thing that I found interesting about the three approaches described in the piece was that none of us appears to include any player information in our modelling and all of us have some notion of Team Rating and recognise the importance of venue. Convergent validity perhaps?

(Particular thanks to Nick Evershed from the Guardian for the opportunity.)