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Olga Carmona: Profile of a Modern Full Back

Yash Thakur takes a look at a recently-converted full back in Spain’s Primera Division and uses TransferLab to profile her. The modern full back role is one of the most difficult and versatile positions to play in football due to its physical demands and tactical variations. In more recent...

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How Important is Attacking Balance to a Team’s Success?

Josh Hobbs explores the idea of “attacking balance” and takes a look at how teams in the Premier League fare by that measure. “They’re a one-man team.” “If those two got injured at the same time, they’d have nothing going forward.” These are common criticisms that crop up all...

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Joe Montemurro Should Build His Juventus Side Around Barbara Bonansea

Abdullah Abdullah profiles Barbara Bonansea and shows how she could fit in to Joe Montemurro’s plans at Juventus. This summer has ushered in a new beginning for several clubs around Europe. Juventus have set their sights on challenging in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, appointing Joe Montemurro as their...

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What if TransferLab was Managing Brazil in the Copa America…?

James Nalton uses TransferLab’s new National Best XI tool to compare Tite’s Brazil to TransferLab’s predicted XI. Since taking over as Brazil manager in 2016, Tite has never lost a Copa America game. In 2019, he guided his nation to their first Copa win since 2007. This year, perhaps unsurprisingly...

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Analysing Outside Centre Backs

Eric Laurie looks at the outside centre back role and explores the underlying data to see what we can learn about it. An interesting development in football throughout recent seasons has been the increased use of a back three/five with some of the clubs using this tactical feature becoming...

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Who Should Sweden Start at Centre Back in the Olympics?

(Photo credit: Mia Eriksson) Mia Eriksson looks at Sweden’s squad for the Tokyo Olympics and tries to decide who the centre back partnerships should be. Ever since the Olympic finals in Brazil back in 2016, Nilla Fischer and Linda Sembrant have featured as Sweden’s centre back pairing in the...

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TransferLab Suggests an England Best XI For Gareth Southgate against Germany

Jon Mackenzie uses TransferLab to build a potential starting XI for England’s Round of 16 match against Germany. Perhaps this is the case whenever football fans are involved, but for England, the story of the European Championship so far has been selection issues. And it’s not hard to see...

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Grimsby Town Sign Up to TransferLab

Analytics FC are excited to announce that Grimsby Town have signed up to TransferLab, our online football data scouting tool.  TransferLab is a cutting–edge software solution developed in a unique collaboration between Analytics FC and financial and business analysts LCP helping football clubs improve and simplify their recruitment decisions.  Despite suffering relegation from the Football League last...

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Haley Bugeja: The Maltese Prodigy

Yash Thakur digs into the data for one of the up-and-coming stars of women’s football. Aged just 17, Haley Bugeja was awarded the Best Young Player of the Year award in last season’s Serie A Femminile.  In many respects, Bugeja came out of nowhere. Touted as a prodigy back...

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Rotherham United Subscribe to Analytics FC’s TransferLab Platform

Analytics FC are pleased to announce that Rotherham United have signed up to TransferLab for the upcoming season. TransferLab is a data-scouting software solution, helping football clubs to incorporate cutting-edge data models into their recruitment decisions. In recent seasons, Rotherham have found themselves moving between the Championship and League One...

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