Developing New Metrics: Cutbacks

In this 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 what is taking...

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Quantifying Defence: Pass Prevention and Shot Prevention

Aditya Kothari looks at the ways tracking data can be used to quantify defending more effectively. The most commonly available data today are events data, and more specifically, on-ball data. When it comes to off-ball events, the kind of data available from a defensive point of view are tackles, interceptions,...

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How Premier League Stars Can Use Statistics To Boost Their Careers

“As the end of the season approaches, many Premier League players will be thinking of the next steps in their career, whether that’s moving to a new club or signing a new contract. But with money tighter than normal following a season-and-a-half of empty stadiums, players might need to...

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Inside De Bruyne’s data report: Sancho comparison and impact of playmaker’s possible City exit crucial to new deal

“You probably didn’t sense it, but the tectonic plates upon which the foundations of how transfers and contract negotiations within football take place shifted slightly this week. “It’s rare the news of a player signing a new contract or moving to a new team will cause such a disturbance....

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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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