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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11 Oct, 2021

Piotr Wawrzynów Joins Analytics FC

11 Oct, 2021

Analytics FC are pleased to announce that Piotr Wawrzynów has joined the company as Senior Coach Analyst and Data Consultant. Piotr first came to our attention through his work profiling coaches in football. After looking at the extensive work that is done profiling football players, he noticed that there...

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VfL Wolfsburg Women Sign Up with Analytics FC

Analytics FC are excited to announce that VfL Wolfsburg Women have signed up to our TransferLab platform ahead of the new season. Back in March, Analytics FC, in collaboration with Lane Clark & Peacock, announced the launch of the first standalone Women’s Football Data analytics platform. In the same...

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Five Young Players to Watch Out For in the UEFA Women’s Champions League

Yash Thakur looks ahead to the upcoming UEFA Women’s Champions League and picks out five youngsters you should keep an eye on. Tonight marks the opening of what is a historic season for the UEFA Women’s Champions League with the first-ever group stage set to kick off from 17.45...

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05 Oct, 2021

Brexitball: The Effects of GBE Restrictions on the English Football Market

05 Oct, 2021

Andy Watson takes a look at the last two transfer windows in England to see what we can learn about the impact of new Brexit regulations on football in the UK. It is no great revelation to say that the transfer market in the UK is in a state...

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