Adventures of a multidimensional freak

This is Juan Julián Merelo Guervós English-language blog. He teaches computer science at the University of Granada, in southern Spain. Come back here to read about politics, technology, with a new twist

Latest comments

  • useful link en Problem solved: disabled wireless Internet
  • go here en Compute the number of cites in Google Citations
  • Nick en The fall of the empire bridge
  • Juan Walters en Books unbound
  • CharlesJensen en Googlespread
  • divya en In EvoStar
  • ufabet en About conference poster design and defense
  • Linker SEO en About conference poster design and defense
  • game killer uptodown en What is informal distributed evolutionary computation?
  • game killer uptodown en What is informal distributed evolutionary computation?
  • Blogs Out There

    Nelson Minar's Blog
    Jeremy Zawodny's Blog
    Complexes, Carlos Gershenson's blog
    IlliGAL, Genetic Algorithms blog
    Blogging in the wind, Víctor R. Ruiz's blog

    Atalaya, my Spanish language blog
    Geneura@Wordpress, our research group's blog.
    My home page

    Old stories

    Creative Commons License
    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

    Inicio > Historias > Networks vs. networks: network analysis of the Spain-Portugal match

    Networks vs. networks: network analysis of the Spain-Portugal match

    After analyzing the evolution of the Spanish team during the first two matches, let us analyze how were the two networks of the Spain vs. Portugal match, where Spain was beaten and kicked definitely off the EuroCup.
    The network represents the pass network in each match. Each hode is a player, and edges join players that have made o received a pass. That does not mean that passes happen at the same time, and actual pass chains are not represented, however, it gives an idea of who's connecting with whom and where passes start or end.
    Let's have a look at Portugal
    Portugal is da boss
    Deco and Cristiano Ronaldo are well connected, and Maniche has links almost to everybody else. The authority (21%) of the network is Deco, followed by Figo and Maniche: logically, the authority is a forward player, passes end in him. Betweenness is concentrated among a few players, which means that only half the team passes among each other, the rest are either source or sink of passes. Highest betweenness, with almost 50% corresponds to the goalkeeper, Ricardo, which, from other analyses, seems to indicate a that the team is controlling the ball. All data can be downloaded from here.
    Spain come back home
    ¿What about Spain?
    Authorities are midfielders, Xabi Alonso, Joaquín and Vicente, not the forward players, Morientes, Fernando Torres, Raúl. That's bad. Forwards are lost, the ball does not reach them. Highest betweenness belongs to a defender, Raúl Bravo, and a forward player, Fernando Torres; Spain does not have a structure in the field. The organizers, Albelda and Baraja, do not have an outstanding position in the fields. And we lost.

    2004-06-22 01:00 | 0 Comment(s) | Filed in

    Referencias (TrackBacks)

    URL de trackback de esta historia

    De: Atalaya: desde la tela de araña Fecha: 2005-08-06 10:42

    Previo Portugal-Inglaterra: «Después del previo España-Portugal y el análisis posterior que hice en mi bitácora bárbara, he echado un vistazo al equipo inglés, que se enfrentará a Portugal. La representación reticular de es»


    Dirección IP: (142405f561)
    ¿Cuánto es: diez mil + uno?

    © 2002 - 2008 jmerelo
    Powered by Blogalia