17 August 2010

Original Source Wanted

[UPDATED: Vinny Burgoo comes through with the source, see the image below.  I will use this data as the basis for an EPL season-long prediction contest later this week.  You get a head start on the naive forecast because the season has started!  Stay tuned . . . and thanks Vinny!]

Yesterday's New York Times had an article about the English Premier League and included this interesting tidbit:
One British newspaper on Sunday published a list from top to bottom of the value of the 11 players each team started as the new season kicked off.

Manchester City and Chelsea, each with teams that cost more than $235 million in transfer fees, were at the top of the list. West Bromwich, which spent $21 million, was second to last. Blackpool was rock bottom.
The original source for this is here, and you can see the data below.