18 Jan, 2021

Players to Watch: Sweden

18 Jan, 2021

In this new series, Luke Griffin (@GriffinFtbl) will be profiling exciting players around the world using TransferLab. Got a league or country you’d like to see covered? Let us know! Hear the words ‘football’ and ‘Sweden’ in the same sentence and odds are you will conjure up an image...

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04 Jan, 2021

Players to Watch: Norway

04 Jan, 2021

In this new series, Luke Griffin (@GriffinFtbl) will be profiling exciting players around the world using TransferLab. Got a league or country you’d like to see covered? Let us know! In the last few seasons, Norwegian football has been enjoying something of a boom. The country now boasts so...

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26 Nov, 2020

Squad management strategies, super subs, and the importance of a strong bench

26 Nov, 2020

We’d like to let you into a conversation we had recently with a well known English Football League Head Coach. We were talking about his approach to squad management. The Coach has a reputation as being thoughtful and innovative, which he is, but he’s also pragmatic and understands that...

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Player Performance “Exchange Rate”: Reducing Transfer Risk

Reducing transfer risk is a big part of any player recruitment strategy, and one of the biggest risk factors is the uncertainty about players transferring skills from one league to another. We can never say for certain how well a player on team X will perform for team Y....

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Age Curves 2.0: A New Approach to Projecting Player Potential

‘Just how good is this 21 year old striker going to be in 5 years?’ ‘Has our 26 year old full back already peaked?’ ‘Should we be giving our 32 year old centre back a contract extension?’ Talk about a million dollar question – foresight in football is worth several times that given the...

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How should Tottenham replace Christian Eriksen?

There’s no secret about the existing holes in Tottenham Hotspur’s squad or the lack of transfers to address them in the last two years, though the signing of Tanguy Ndombele this week will go some way to assuage their midfield depth issues. However, should Christian Eriksen head off to...

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24 Jun, 2019

Bright Starts: Predicting Players Primed for a Breakout Season

24 Jun, 2019

It’s true that young players develop at different speeds and there are lots of examples of “false starts” where young players make their debut and think they’ve cracked it only to be back warming the bench again a few games later. Therefore, predicting break out seasons can be difficult....

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18 Jun, 2019

Who are the most “clutch” goalscorers in football?

18 Jun, 2019

Firstly, it’s important for those who don’t watch American sports to explain what the term “clutch” in the our article title means. The term is used regularly in US sports to describe a performance where the athlete is under pressure, usually in the last minutes of a game. An...

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30 May, 2019

Team of the Season: English League One

30 May, 2019

After the fun we had with the Championship Team of the Season we published last month, we thought we’d go again by comparing our League One Team of the Season to the official one released by the EFL. Our Best XI engine within our TransferLab platform allows you to...

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30 May, 2019

U20 World Cup: 5 Players To Watch

30 May, 2019

With the tournament in full flow, we’ve picked out some players who are on show in Poland who have performed well in their domestic leagues recently but are yet to make a “big” move. We could’ve highlighted young stars like Dest (Ajax), Cucho (Watford) and Lunin (Real Madrid) who...

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