Sam Kerr: More Than Just A Goalscorer

Yash Thakur takes a closer look at Sam Kerr to see just what it is that makes her one of the best strikers in the world. Six golden boots for four different teams in three different continents. Top scorer in the history of NWSL. Top scorer in the history...

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17 Nov, 2021

FC Akron Tolyatti Sign Up with Analytics FC

17 Nov, 2021

We’re excited to announce that FC Akron Tolyatti are entering into a partnership with Analytics FC. FC Akron are one of the youngest clubs in the Russian Football National League as well as being one of the few clubs who are completely privately owned in their division. With Akron’s...

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11 Nov, 2021

Brexitball: How To Shop Well Under GBE Regulations (Bands 1-3)

11 Nov, 2021

Andy Watson continues his series exploring the impact of Government Body Endorsement (GBE) regulations on the football market in the UK. You can read the first piece in the series here. At the recent Statsbomb Conference in Stamford Bridge, the conference organisers convened a panel of Directors of Football...

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09 Nov, 2021

Does an Experienced Squad Mean a Successful Squad?

09 Nov, 2021

Josh Hobbs looks into the relationship between success and squad ages to see if there is any correlation between age and performance in football. With speculation swirling around his future, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a very interesting selection decision for their recent game against Tottenham Hotspur. The...

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03 Nov, 2021

Measuring Transfer Success Through Goal Difference Added

03 Nov, 2021

Josh Hobbs returns to his ‘Measuring Transfer Success Through Minutes Played’ article to see how TransferLab’s Goal Difference Added metric can clarify the findings. Last month, I published an article with Analytics FC looking at the idea of measuring transfer success by minutes played. The piece was inspired by...

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The Reinvention of Ella Toone at Manchester United

Abdullah Abdullah takes a look at Ella Toone’s reinvention at Manchester United to see what’s gone right for her this season. For fans of Manchester United, this season could have been going much worse than it has. The summer represented what felt like a pivotal moment in their short...

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18 Oct, 2021

Measuring Transfer Success Through Minutes Played

18 Oct, 2021

Josh Hobbs explores one way of quantifying successful transfers through looking at ‘Minutes Played’. Speaking at the recent Statsbomb conference at Stamford Bridge, Liverpool Football Club’s Head of Research, Dr Ian Graham, made the claim that, statistically speaking, over 50% of ‘big transfers’—defined in this case as those over...

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Developing New Metrics: Who Are The Most ‘Clutch’ Creators in Football?

Josh Hobbs explores another one of TransferLab’s novel metrics, looking at some of the most ‘clutch’ assisters in world football. Back in 2019, Analytics FC’s Managing Director, Jeremy Steele, wrote a piece about ‘clutch’ goal scoring’. Using TransferLab’s ‘Goal Importance’ metric, he was able to analyse who the most...

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Developing New Metrics: Winning Penalties as a Skill

Om Arvind explores a novel metric that we recently added to our TransferLab platform. One of the earliest trends in the nascent football analytics movement was the exclusion of penalties from goal totals. The thinking was: penalties are converted very often (at roughly a 75% rate) and, thus, the...

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11 Oct, 2021

Introducing Coach ID: Using Data to Scout Your Club’s Next Head Coach

11 Oct, 2021

When it comes to recruitment in football, clubs have two primary tasks. The first is player recruitment and there can be little doubt that clubs are aware of the seriousness of this task, sinking time, money and effort into finding the best players for their squads. But when it...

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