Right, proper update time as mentioned above - it was a bit of an up and down season. Since I started working in football it had been a goal of mine to help a team win something. A cup, a title or a promotion - that was my main aim. I almost achieved that with Forest Green last season but they blew it, but I achieved that with Casa Pia this season, with set-pieces proving hugely important in our promotion. They were also big for SonderjyskE, although we had a horrible defensive set-piece record (through no fault of my own!) although sadly we couldn't stay up and ended up relegated. Below is a graph of all 3 leagues I was working in combined - displaying the Goals/Corner (goals per corner taken) and the xG/Corner (expected goals per corner taken) for each team. The top right quadrant is where you want to be as it shows the teams that were above the average in both number of corner goals scored and xG created from corners, only 3 teams (Rio Ave, Viborg + Inter Milan) outperformed Casa Pia + SonderjyskE. Spezia also achieved above the average for Goals/Corner (but below average for xG/Corner) but I can't claim any credit there as I've not been able to get myself heard by the coaching staff at all. Hopefully that'll change for next season. Really goes to show what can be done in the set-piece space though - in Portugal 17 out of the 18 teams defend in a near full zonal marking set-up (often with 7 zonal markers defending the 6-yard area) - my research showed that against zonal marking, most corner goals aren't scored with a direct header and are often the result of 2nd balls. It also showed an interesting trend - below is the location of assists (from corners taken from the side with the arrow) from corners against zonal marking setups - as you can see there's a high amount of assists that come from the near corner of the 6-yard area. Once I delved into watching the video footage of these goals, they mostly seemed to share the same characteristics - take a look at the video below and I'm sure you'll be able to spot the same patterns So I came up with a similar routine that we tried most games - and we ended up scoring 4 goals from that 1 routine, including the winner in 2 different 1-0 victories - earning us 6 points, we won automatic promotion by 4 points so without that we might not have won automatic promotion - set-pieces are important!