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  Goal difference - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In sports such as ice hockey and soccer, goal difference (that is, goals scored minus goals conceded) is often the first tiebreaker used to rank teams which finish a league competition with an equal number of points.
Goal average is a different scheme that predated goal difference.
Goal average is also used as the tiebreaker in Australian rules football where it is referred to as "percentage".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Goal_difference   (257 words)

 | Voyageurs Cup |
Goal difference in the Voyageurs Cup 2006 matches between the tied teams.
Goal difference in the furthest 2006 USL D1 playoff stage reached.
Goal difference in the Women's Voyageurs Cup East 2006 matches between the tied teams.
www.cs.toronto.edu /~djt/voyageurscup/2006formattiebreakers.html   (956 words)

 What is the difference between goal intention and implementation intentions and why are they important in achieving ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
To work further with the idea that goal intentions in combination with implementation intentions increase the rate of goal completion, study two evaluated whether the intended opportunities were acted on once encountered.
The three groups differed in the aspect that the IIC knew from the start that they were going to receive feedback on the persuasiveness of their arguments, which they were to give verbally during the third video.
Studies one and two concluded that, regardless of the goal content, when a goal intention is supplied with implementation intentions there is a higher rate of goal completion.
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 CNNSI.com - 2002 World Cup Countdown - World Cup goal difference rule causes confusion - Monday October 01, 2001 05:37 ...
But such has been the tinkering with qualification formats in different competitions around the globe in recent seasons that it almost seems too good to be true and has led to widespread confusion as the possible permutations for the decisive weekend are calculated.
If the goal difference is identical, then comes goals scored and only then the head-to head record of teams involved.
Europe's domestic leagues also take a widely different approach to the issue, with some going for goal difference, some head-to-head, some deciding it on the number of wins and others giving the advantage to teams with a game in hand.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /soccer/world/2002/world_cup/countdown/news/2001/10/01/goal_difference   (631 words)

 Top Cat Sports
If 2 goals are scored in the match, those who bet "OVER" lose 50% of the bet and 50% of the bet is draw, those who bet "UNDER win 50% of the bet and 50% of the bet is draw.
If 3 goals are scored in the match, those who bet "UNDER" lose 50% of the bet and 50% of the bet is draw, those who bet "OVER" win 50% of the bet and 50% of the bet is draw.
If 2 goals or less are scored in the match, "UNDER" bets are winners and the "OVER" bets are losers.If 3 goals are scored in the match all bets are deemed void, no matter If your bet is "Over" or "Under".
www.topcatsports.com /rules.htm   (2241 words)

 Longo's field goal the difference for NBH: 10/ 25/ 2003
Jeff Longo's 22-yard field goal with 8:10 left to play snapped a 7-7 tie and Steve Almeida stopped a Dartmouth drive with a quarterback sack with just over two minutes left as the Whalers held on to beat the Indians, 10-7, at Paul Walsh Field last night.
One of his biggest appeared to come just three plays before Longo's winning field goal when he leaped high in the air, reached out with one hand and appeared to come down in bounds in the back of the end zone.
Following Longo's tie-breaking field goal, Dartmouth took over at its own 35 with 8:11 to play and led by the running of Brendon Zexter and Kyle Audette eventually moved to a first down at the Whalers' 20 with just over four minutes left.
www.southcoasttoday.com /daily/10-03/10-25-03/b01sp443.htm   (772 words)

 Soccerpages Forum - goal difference instead of points?
Quite frankly if any team loses 100 goals in their first 5 games and can only manage to muster up 1-0 victories against lower sides, whicst other teams are trouncing on the 5-0: then yeah utd should get relegated.
Goals would mean a lot more then and a goal conceded when you are 4 goals up could be very costly and not just a consolation goal.
Goals scored can only be used as a tie breaker or the system is easily abused in a money orientated cynical world.
www.soccerpages.com /forum/showthread.php?t=12735   (3641 words)

 SI.com - Soccer - Celtic regroups as Scottish race goes to the wire - Thursday May 22, 2003 12:07 PM
There remains the possibility that the two front-runners could end the day level on points, goal difference and goals scored, producing what would be a momentous playoff to decide the title.
There will be a world of difference between a tight, edgy European final played in front of 53,000 fans in searing heat and an afternoon game at Kilmarnock, when Celtic will have to take every chance to edge out a Rangers side with the advantage of playing at home to Dunfermline.
O'Neill was unhappy with what he saw as time-wasting by Porto after their third goal and was also frustrated by the sending-off of defender Bobo Balde early in extra-time, a decision he felt had a big effect on the match.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /soccer/news/2003/05/22/scot_rdp   (1715 words)

 Soccer Predictions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
There are gambling schemes for which goal difference predictions are used for money line betting (see the information on gambling below) or you may find the information to be of general interest.
The home advantage is the average goal difference between the home team and the away team.
Notice that the average error between my predicted goal difference and the actual goal difference is less than 1/100 of a goal for each nation, my goal difference is within 0.05 goals per game.
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 Yoga Malika - Portal of Peace & Happiness
If all religions have a well-defined common goal, the difference would be purely cultural.
If ethical values constitute the goal of religion, certainly there is a singular goal adopted by all religions, the ethical values being universal.
Suppose the goal for all religions is just reward or punishment, we may be able to say that all religions have the same goal in spite of differences in these rewards and punishments.
www.yogamalika.org /goal.html   (845 words)

 GOAL Ireland
Since the inception of GOAL, stars from the world of sport have been unfailingly generous in giving their time, energy and public profile to highlight the plight of the poorest of the poor and the work that GOAL is doing to help them.
When the well-known sports presenter Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh visited GOAL’s projects in Calcutta recently, he was moved by the spirit of the people and saw what a difference the work of GOAL made to their lives.
Carey said on his return from Calcutta: ‘the difference that GOAL makes to the lives of the 8,500 street children in their various projects is incredible.
www.goal.ie /about/sportpatrons.shtml   (377 words)

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Difference tables provide a way of decomposing a problem into three simpler subproblems: a subproblem of getting from the current state to a state in which we can apply the recommended operator, a subproblem of applying the operator, and a subproblem of going from there to the goal state.
where is some result (binding of the third argument) of the difference predicate defined in the last section, and is the name of a recommended operator.
As you may recall, the first argument to recommended is part of the difference of the goal from the current state, and the second argument is the recommended operator.
www.cs.nps.navy.mil /people/faculty/rowe/book/chap11.html   (5468 words)

 Jamaica Gleaner News - Harbour View regain lead on goal difference - Thursday | March 30, 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
HARBOUR VIEW regained their Wray and Nephew National Premier League lead on goal difference, after playing to a 0-0 draw with Portmore United at Ferdie Neita Park yesterday.
How-ever, the 'Stars of the East' have a goal difference of 23 after scoring 45 goals while conceding 22.
Waterhouse have been more prolific with 49 goals, but have also conceded 30 for a goal difference of 19 with four rounds remaining.
www.jamaica-gleaner.com /gleaner/20060330/sports/sports4.html   (304 words)

 Goal definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
The kick landed just to the left of the goal.
One of my goals for this year is to learn Spanish.
The runners are still several minutes from the goal.
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 The Hindu : Sport / Football : Goal... but who scored?
UEFA was assessing on Friday whether Wayne Rooney's second strike in England's 3-0 victory over Switzerland was his goal or an own-goal by the goalkeeper.
After the 18-year old slotted his first goal to become the youngest goalscorer at the championships, he followed it up with a second to put the game beyond doubt.
If that is still equal, it goes down to the goal difference from all three group games, followed by goals scored in all group games.
www.hindu.com /2004/06/19/stories/2004061903121700.htm   (404 words)

 Soccer News of Tuesday, 16 November 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Goal difference resulting from the matches between the concerned teams.
Superior goal difference from all the matches played in the group.
Had this conventional method which is employed in all competitions including the FIFA World Cup, the youth competitions and the women football championships, being employed in the Confederation Cup, Enugu Rangers and not Asante Kotoko, would have made it to the final.
www.ghanaweb.com /GhanaHomePage/SportsArchive/artikel.php?ID=69891   (652 words)

 RGJ.com: Difference between goal setting and goal achievement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Goal setting is an intellectual process, while goal achievement uses a different part of our minds to reach our objectives.
Another reason that people fail to reach their goals or to set meaningful goals is that they look at their current results, conditions or situations and allow them to dictate their future.
Goal achievers are productive people who have decided what they want and made a decision to get it without violating the rights of others.
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Thanks to Hubner’s goals and assists, Piacenza are the only team in the lower half of the league with a positive goal difference.
After being played through, Totti faked the goal keeper by rolling the ball to his left foot, then he causally played the ball to his right foot and slotted the ball into the net for 3 precious points.
A match with the potential to provide goals galore, but like traditional Serie A encounters, expect this one to be a dull 0-0 or 1-1 tie.
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 Guardian Unlimited Football | News | Has anyone finished with a plus-100 goal difference?
In the 1936/37 season, Shalke had a goal differential of +119, their opponents' nets bulging 140 times.
This was quickly followed in 1942/43 by Dresdner SC, whose players displayed an uncanny level of concentration in and around the box, putting 152 goals past flailing opposition keepers and conceding only 16, leaving them with a difference of +136, and no dropped points throughout the season.
Gronkjaer's 27th minute winner on May 11 2003 is no doubt one of the most influential goals in Chelsea history - who knows where Mr Abramovich would have flexed his financial muscle had Chelsea not found themselves in the Big Cup with that last goal of the season.
football.guardian.co.uk /news/theknowledge/0,9204,1150208,00.html   (1165 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Technology | Technology | Champion wins on goal difference (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It is not hard to tell what is new in the latest instalment of EA Sports' rival soccer series, Fifa 06: the instructions booklet is helpfully littered with large blocks emblazoned with the word "new".
Novelties include the ability to man mark, dummies and dinked penalties, team chemistry ratings and players being assigned different styles of play, allowing you to quickly tell the difference between a "clinical striker" and a "midfield maestro".
Goals tend to come from unsightly goalmouth scrambles or weak headers under onrushing keepers.
technology.guardian.co.uk.cob-web.org:8888 /games/story/0,,1600920,00.html   (936 words)

 European roundup: Chelsea wins in Premier League - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
He also had a goal disallowed for offsides and forced Portsmouth goalkeeper David James into making two tough saves in the first half.
Brazilian midfielder Diego scored the first goal in the 11th minute with a shot that went in off the crossbar, and Pierre Wome made it 2-0 in the 34th with a free kick.
Bremen remains first on goal difference over Schalke with 16 points, while Bayern fell from second to fourth with 13.
www.usatoday.com /sports/soccer/europe/2006-10-21-roundup_x.htm?csp=34   (660 words)

 Hockey Rallies to Beat Denver, 3-2 :: Dolinar's third-period goal the difference as Eagles clip Pioneers Friday night.
Junior Ales Dolinar's goal at 15:19 of the third period broke a 2-2 tie and lifted Boston College to a 3-2 win over Denver University before a crowd of 4,712 at Magness Arena.
The Pioneers held the lead well into the second period, but saw their advantage disappear when the Eagles' senior Marty Hughes scored a power-play goal to tie the score.
Denver (0-1-0) answered right back when Jordan Bianchin netted a goal at the 12:39 mark of the third period to tie the score at 2-2.
bceagles.cstv.com /sports/m-hockey/spec-rel/102000aaa.html   (380 words)

 Margin Based Value Weighting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
game given that it is up by one goal in the 15th minute is 62.7%.
the goal is scored by the away team.
ten goals were scored in the final minutes, and received a weight of
soccer-europe.com /Data/Goals/MarginNew.html   (1410 words)

 Developments - The International Development Magazine - Goal difference (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This is primarily because the idea that achieving the goals without addressing the underlying causes of poverty and inequality is open to question.
Its targets assume a causal relationship between ends and means, and indicators are based on the notion that poverty reduction is an additive process ignoring structural issues that compound poverty and inequality.
However, there is agreement that all the goals have gender implications and therefore considering the different ways they affect women and men is essential to achieving them.
www.developments.org.uk.cob-web.org:8888 /data/issue26/opinion.htm   (1054 words)

 USATODAY.com - Sopel's overtime goal the difference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Gaborik answered Matt Cooke's goal with the go-ahead score 65 seconds later in an early third-period flurry, but Jovanovski scored his sixth goal of the playoffs with 2:06 left in regulation to tie it at 2.
The Canucks, who had only 13 shots on goal in a 3-2 win in Game 3, controlled most of the first period until the Wild cranked up their attack for the final few minutes and took the lead with 37.1 seconds remaining.
Gaborik has as many goals in the playoffs as he did in the final 45 games of the regular season.
www.usatoday.com /sports/hockey/cup/2003-05-03-canucks-wild-game-4_x.htm   (737 words)

 Intriguing last round ahead -DAWN - Sport; June 11, 2002
Groups are decided first on points, then on goal difference, then on highest number of goals scored.
Points, goal difference and highest number of goals from these games determines the issue.
Argentina must win to ensure their place in the last 16 but a draw could be enough if England lose, though goal difference or goals scored would then become a factor.
www.dawn.com /2002/06/11/spt22.htm   (506 words)

Entering the game in the Pankritio Stadium on the island of Crete, Greece, with a 0-1-1, 1 Point record, Costa Rica needed both a victory of their own and a favourable result in the other Group D match between Iraq and Morocco to claim a quarterfinal spot.
This crucial fourth goal gave Costa Rica a superior goals-scored record of +4 compared to Morocco’s +3, with the teams otherwise tied on points (4 each), goal difference (0 each) and in their own previous Group D encounter (0:0).
An own goal by Portugal’s number 6, Fernando Meira, made the score 2:2 and, even though Alvaro Saborio’s 71st minute strike gave Costa Rica a 3:2 lead, when Morocco also went ahead in their game on 77 minutes, it was looking like the Ticos would be eliminated with an inferior goal difference.
www.concacaf.com /view_article.asp?id=2687   (477 words)

 Spartans Advance to NCAA Regional Final With 1-0 Victory Over UNH :: Lerg's 36 saves, Early Crowder Goal the Difference ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It was again the freshman line which generated the opportunity, when Kennedy put the forehand shot on net off a feed from Crowder, but Pietrasiak held the puck just in front of the goal line to keep his team's deficit at just a goal.
MSU had last scored a goal in a 5-1 west regional final victory over Wisconsin in 2001; the Spartans had been shut out by North Dakota (2-0, National semis in 2001), Colorado College (2-0) in the 2002 regional final in Ann Arbor, and 5-0 against Minnesota-Duluth in the 2004 first round in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Crowder is second on the team in goals (15) and is sixth overall on the team with 28 points this season.
msuspartans.collegesports.com.cob-web.org:8888 /sports/m-hockey/recaps/032506aaa.html   (951 words)

 RTÉ.ie Sport - Brazil top group on goal difference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The world champions finished level on 34 points with Argentina but pipped their arch rivals on goal difference.
Alvaro Recoba scored the only goal of the game in the first minute of the second half when he took advantage of a mistake by Argentina goalkeeper Roberto Abbondanzieri.
The victory saw Uruguay finish fifth in the group with 25 points, behind winners Brazil (34), Argentina (34), Paraguay (28) and Ecuador (28), who were the automatic qualifiers.
www.rte.ie /sport/2005/1013/brazil.html   (296 words)

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