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Details Fixtures Program

The main statistics reflect how good the alternation of home and away games are

  1. A current count of the number of contiguous home or away games. At the completion of the algorithm this represents the count occurring on the last round. This last round statistic has special significance when the reflection of the first half is joined to the first half to produce a complete fixture.
  2. The overall maximum number of consecutive home or away games that occurs within the schedule.
  3. The total number of consecutive home or away games within the schedule.
  4. A current count of home and away games for each team, or more accurately the difference between the home and away games.

The following is an example of the above statistics for a very bad schedule. (h for home game and a for away game)

Rounds

Statistics

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Statistics as seen at End of Algorithm
Team 1 h a a h h a h h a    
1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2 1   1
2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2   2
3 0 0 2 2 4 4 4 6 6   6
4 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 1   1
Team 2 a h a a a h a a h    
1 1 1 1 2 3 1 1 2 1   1
2 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 3 3   3
3 0 0 0 2 3 3 3 5 5   5
4 1 0 1 2 3 2 1 0 1   1

This shows that just controlling the maximum is not enough as in team one having an overall maximum of 2 but having 3 of these maximum and so having a total of 6 consecutive games home or away.

Compare with team 2 which has an overall maximum of 3 but a total number of consecutive games home or away of only 5.

The program controls these parameters and many more.