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Analytics FC is regularly featured in national and international media. We also produce and commission research and publish content of our own which explores advances in football analytics and provides genuine insight into the future of big data in the football industry.

Does Style Matter? A Study from the Scottish Premiership

Jaymes Monte digs through the Scottish Premiership data to see if we can learn anything about the importance of style for football teams. In a game that is becoming increasingly flooded with cash but also where extreme wealth is no longer a free pass to the very top, developing...

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Introducing Player Plot

Analytics FC are excited to showcase a new development in our TransferLab platform: the Player Plot.   The concept of Player Plot is straightforward but the outputs are genuinely useful to the workflow of TransferLab users as we continue to help football clubs and agencies in their data-led player...

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How Should Wolfsburg Replace Ingrid Engen?

Abdullah Abdullah asks how Wolfsburg should go about replacing Ingrid Engen as they look to enter a rebuild phase. When VfL Wolfsburg lost to Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, it raised the important question: could this be an end of an era?  The German club have...

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Developing New Metrics: Passes Received in Zone 14

In this new series, Josh Hobbs explores some of the novel metrics we have been able to develop using the TransferLab algorithm. One of the perennial problems using data to analyse football is the discrepancy that exists between those with the ability to manipulate data and those who understand...

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Players to Watch: Russia 

In this series, Luke Griffin continues to profile exciting players around the world using TransferLab. Got a league or country you’d like to see covered? Let us know! After hosting the 2018 World Cup and making the quarter-finals, Russia will be relying on a decision from FIFA to allow...

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Analytics FC in the Media: SheKicks.net Profiles TransferLab

This week, SheKicks.net – one of the premier outlets covering women’s football – profiled TransferLab on their website. You can read the full article here. In the article, Jen O’Neill sets out the situation for data analysis in the women’s game, concluding that “Women’s football is in desperate need...

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Should Manchester United sign Vilde Bøe Risa?

Mia Eriksson uses TransferLab to determine whether Vilde Bøe Risa would fit in at Manchester United Vilde Bøe Risa is a defensive midfielder who has been a part of the Norwegian senior national team setup since 2016. However, the 25-year-old has been out of contract since December 16th, the...

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05 Apr, 2021

Emi Buendia: Jack of All Trades, Master of All

05 Apr, 2021

Maram AlBaharna crunches the data on Emiliano Buendia’s season to show just how well-rounded a player he is Football is often described as a chess match. Unlike chess, though, in football, the pieces move all at once and their movements aren’t restricted to specific squares. Instead, players are expected to...

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Analytics FC in the Media: Jeremy Steele Interview with the Yorkshire Evening Post

Last week, Analytics FC CEO, Jeremy Steele, was interviewed by the Yorkshire Evening Post to talk about Leeds United subscribing to the TransferLab API Connect service. Speaking to Graham Smyth, the Evening Post’s Chief Football Writer, Steele said: “It’ll be interesting to see what they come up with. It...

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Emerging Talent at Some of Europe’s Biggest Clubs

Alex Ibaceta takes a look around some of the biggest clubs in Europe to find the up-and-coming talents on their books. The word visibility has been circulated a lot in women’s football these past couple of weeks. In that time, we’ve seen a record-breaking FA WSL deal with Sky...

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