30th July 2007 was when I registered the domain for simple soccer stats and it’s been a long and interesting road since then. Unfortunately the end of that road has now been reached.
So much has changed in those years but right now I don’t have the time or dedication to continue with the site. I was a keen bettor with plenty of time on my hands staying up late and studying everything. I’m now 10 years older with a family and no spare time on my hands. I also don’t even bet on matches anymore so I am keeping the site going more out of a duty to the people who use it.
At times I loved it and I built the site for myself to use and then shared it with everyone else.
A big thank you to anyone who has used the site over the years, especially to anyone who emailed me and said how great the site was. That was all that kept me going for a number of years. Some people on Twitter have also been very helpful letting me know when there were issues so thanks to them as well.
Apologies that this is so sudden and good luck to everyone.
This was originally posted back in 2014 so bringing it out again as still get a lot of questions about it.
From time to time I receive emails from people asking what various abbreviations mean on the site. It makes sense to make a blog post that lists them and which can be added to and referred to.
BTTS – Both teams to score. Bookmakers often offer markets based on both teams to score and combine it with other bets such as both teams to score and one team to win.
P – Played which is matches played.
F – For which is corners for the selected team.
A – Against which is corners against the selected team (corners they have conceded).
TOT – Total corners
XC – Cross corners which is home team corners x away team corners
HC – Home corners – corners for the home team
AC – Away corners – corners for the away team
TC – Total corners
CD – Corner difference which is home corners – away corners
Will add abbreviations to this any time they are requested.
For most supporters out there the new season brings new hopes and it’s no different for us here. We have a wishlist of improvements for the site that we are working through. This includes a number of suggestions people have emailed to us over the last 2 seasons. It’s quite exciting but we don’t want to get ahead of ourselves as this is going to be a major rebuild so will take a few months.
The idea is also that one of us will go back to posting corner bets this season. Normally we wait a few weeks for things to settle down but we’ll use the stats we have and on the site to look for bets in the Premier League.
The World Cup is just a few days away and we’re really looking forward to it. Loads of matches each day to get involved in and excitement all over the world.
We’ve had quite a few messages lately asking us where the data is. Last time round we prepared some data for the World Cup but it’s really hard to do and FIFA could not even vouch for the accuracy of the data so this time round we have not added any data to the site. We would have preferred to do so but instead we can take this time to get everything ready for next season in terms of data as that comes round quickly as soon as the World Cup is over.
We’ll add in a few WC2018 specific posts over the coming days as we have some ideas on what we will be betting on.
Hopefully everyone had a good Christmas and is looking forward to the year ahead. We’re always looking for ways to improve so if you have any ideas then get in touch via email or Twitter.