29 Dec, 2021

Cameron Toshack: Coaching by Numbers

29 Dec, 2021

The arrival of data and analytics at football clubs has brought a lot of introspection and changes to the way that clubs operate, especially in the area of player recruitment.  We are often treated to behind-the-scenes snippets from sporting directors and analysts. However, coaches have been conspicuous by their...

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22 Dec, 2021

Do Some Leagues Overpay for Talent?

22 Dec, 2021

Josh Hobbs looks at whether some European leagues are spending too much on the players they sign. In a recent article looking at the relationship between squad age and performance, I was able to show that there is no correlation between age and performance. One of the conclusions from...

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High-Impact Heading: New Analytics FC Research Reveals That More Has To Be Done In The Fight Against Brain Injury

We use TransferLab to assess the FA’s recommendation regarding high-impact heading to assess the extent of protection being offered to players. The spectre of long-term head injuries continues to haunt contact sports and football is no different. As tragedies continue to emerge that confirm the seriousness of the issue,...

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Stina Blackstenius: A Valuable Commodity Across Europe

Abdullah Abdullah profiles one of the hottest goal-scorers in European football. The Damallsvenskan has developed countless world class players from both the continent and across the pond. You only have to think of the likes of Christen Press, Formiga, Marta, Lieke Martens, and Julie Foudy. We’ve also seen a...

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TransferLab’s Major League Soccer Best XI 2021

James Nalton takes a look at TransferLab’s Best XI from the recently-concluded Major League Soccer regular season to see what the data shows up. Awards season has arrived in Major League Soccer (MLS) after the conclusion of the 2021 regular season. It’s a time when individuals are recognised for...

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03 Dec, 2021

Brexitball: Finding Value for English Clubs in the Top European Leagues

03 Dec, 2021

Andy Watson digs into the transfer data to mine insights into how to spend wisely within a Government Body Endorsement landscape. In the most recent Brexitball article, I explored the landscape shaped by the UK Government Body Endorsement (GBE) regulations and looked at where value could be found within...

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