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Title: Intra-match competitive intensity in French football Ligue 1 and rugby Top 14
Author(s): Scelles, Nicolas
Durand, Christophe
Bah, Thierno Souleymane
Rioult, Francois
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Issue Date: 2011
Date Deposited: 30-Sep-2013
Citation: Scelles N, Durand C, Bah TS & Rioult F (2011) Intra-match competitive intensity in French football Ligue 1 and rugby Top 14. International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 9 (3-4), pp. 154-169.
Abstract: This article develops a new dimension of competitive balance: intra-match level. In addition, it combines stakes and reversals as well as outcome uncertainty to create a new concept: competitive intensity. Intra-match competitive intensity was measured in French football Ligue 1 over the period 1993-2008 and rugby Top 14 over the period 2001-2008. The results show the regularity of intra-match uncertainty in Ligue 1 over the period 1993-2008 and the positive impact of the bonus system which was instituted in Top 14 in 2004-2005. Indeed, Top 14 intra-match competitive intensity surpassed Ligue 1's (which was previously higher) over the sub-period 2004-2008.
DOI Link: 10.1504/IJSMM.2011.041569
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