Cornered in the search for goals

Recently in his (often amusing) South of the Border South Melbourne FC blog, Paul Mavroudis asked this question – and he probably wasn’t the first:

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Research on both the pro and amateur game suggests that the worth of a corner isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. (Personally, I think the research has some weaknesses – there are some fairly easy ways to quantify the success of the short and long corner and they haven’t really been attempted here. But this isn’t the New Statsman blog, so I’ll close Excel just for the moment and press on.)

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