West Ham United sign with Analytics FC

London, December 2018 – We are delighted to announce that West Ham United FC have chosen Analytics FC as a partner for their recruitment process, in a deal which will see them use Analytics FC’s data scouting platform, TransferLab, to track players in over fifty competitions globally and help...

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12 Sep, 2018

Coe’s Players To Watch: Gems From Around The Globe

12 Sep, 2018

For the next instalment in our ‘Players to Watch’ series, Tim Coe takes the reigns, using TransferLab to highlight some gems that didn’t end up moving in the summer despite widespread speculation. He has recently left Crystal Palace where he was Chief Scout for five years, after beginning his...

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15 Aug, 2018

Rossi’s Players to Watch: EFL League Two

15 Aug, 2018

With our data-scouting platform, TransferLab, now having access to pretty much every professional league in Europe, we thought it was time to take our League two data for a test drive. We asked, Rossi Eames, the ex-Barnet manager, to take a look. He became the youngest boss in the...

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08 Aug, 2018

Data Scouting: TransferLab Features

08 Aug, 2018

It’s been a few months now since the launch of TransferLab Data Scouting platform, so we thought we’d give you a quick tour of the platform to give you a better idea of what we’ve been developing for the past eighteen months. First off, it’s not all our own...

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23 Jul, 2018

In the press: Messi’s walking for FiveThirtyEight

23 Jul, 2018

In June, I managed to fulfil something of a personal dream of mine and write for FiveThirtyEight about Messi’s walking as a phenomenon. The piece was based largely on research by Luke Bornn, who has been described as the “high priest” of sports analytics, and Javier Fernandez, who works...

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08 May, 2018

Replacing Mousa Dembélé

08 May, 2018

If reports are to be believed, it looks like Tottenham will allow Mousa Dembélé to leave in the summer. The central midfielder has been repeatedly referred to as a “genius” by Mauricio Pochettino, who is evidently a fan of the dynamic midfielder’s ability to single-handedly transition from defence to...

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15 Apr, 2018

In the press: Goal-stopping for the Ringer

15 Apr, 2018

In February, I wrote a piece for the Ringer called “David De Gea Shouldn’t Be This Good“. The piece is about the effect of the Spaniard on Manchester United this season, almost single-handedly dragging them into 2nd place. Goalkeepers play an almost completely different sport to their team-mates, and...

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14 Apr, 2018

Salah’s meteoric rise

14 Apr, 2018

When Liverpool signed Mohamed Salah for approximately £40m, the immediate reaction of many versed in football analytics was that the deal seemed a bargain. Why? Well, quite simply, Salah’s output at AS Roma last season was nothing short of tremendous: TransferLab is based on a complex expected goals model...

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04 Feb, 2018

In the Press: Goal-scoring for the Ringer

04 Feb, 2018

In January, I wrote a piece for the Ringer called “Raheem Sterling Proves That Everything You Know About Goal-Scoring Is Wrong”. The piece is about the making of a consistent goal-scorer in elite football and what is most important. Using an augmentation of a traditional expected goals model, inspired by...

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04 Jan, 2017

On the lexicon of expected goals

04 Jan, 2017

Apart from an excuse for a pretentious title, I aim here to discuss some of the intricacies in the language used in football analytics. If you are new to the field, it might be worth reading One Short Corner’s fantastic primers.  There’s a brilliant video of Richard Keys and Andy...

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