..... A good number of years ago I was lucky enough to be able to purchase a book on football and betting statistics written by Paul Steele circa the year 2000 and appropriately named as "The Essential Football Betting Guide". Inside there was a wealth of knowledge and well worth the £16.95 paid at that point in time. There were many interesting chapters but the really big one that caught my eye was Chapter Three on System Studies. Inside this section Paul embraced twelve different systems all of them being worthy of the strictest attention. Being something of a "Systemite" myself, naturally I was particularly interested in System Eleven which was deemed as The Jewel In The Crown and which was placed number one system after rigorous testing of all the twelve systems. This system was aptly named "POWER RATINGS". The author had allotted each team 10.000 points at the commencement of each new season and new ratings were obtained as each match was played. The first match was simple the goal difference multiplied by a pre determined adjuster and the calculated adjustment added or subtracted from the initial 10 points to arrive at a new rating and ready for the next match. After the first match and for each subsequent match played thereafter, the formula for each new rating became Goal Difference - Difference in Ratings + Home Advantage x Adjuster, the latter two figures being pre determined by the user prior to initial commencement. I am therefore in the process of compiling Weekly Ratings for the English Premiership and the Championship and these will be duly displayed very shortly as a matter of interest and hopefully as a guideline to pinpointing all "the good things" in those two divisions. I apologize if anyone thinks it a load of garbage or whether indeed it has been unsuccessfully tried previously, but I'd really like to give it a try and see where we go from here. First ratings probably be up tomorrow sometime. Cheers.