DEFINITION: A small period of 3-5 games can determine the outcome of a season for a club. If this phase is predicted in advance, then it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
The phase rule explained
Overview of the key issues in the phase rule: what are phases? How do you define a phase that determines the outcome of a league season? When are leagues (not) won? And why do club presidents get nervous too early? (Read more)