Measuring the Art of Backward Passing

Josh Hobbs looks at the problems surrounding backward passing and showcases TransferLab’s newest metric. For some time now, football analysts have been looking for a way to value on-field actions which goes beyond simple shot-based metrics. Analytics FC have been working with advanced non-shot-based models for some time with...

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Is Football Becoming More Efficient Financially?

Aidan Reagh takes a look at performance and player salary data from the last eight seasons to determine whether football is seeing the impact of modern recruitment techniques. In 2014, Martin Klienbard presented a paper at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference titled, “Can’t Buy Me Love: Why Money...

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17 Mar, 2022

Analytics FC in the Media: Jeremy Steele Speaks to the i Paper about Coach ID

17 Mar, 2022

Analytics FC made an appearance in the media this week when our CEO and founder Jeremy Steele spoke to the i Paper about using analytics to assess coaching performance. The article, titled “Man Utd will have to ‘rip up their entire squad’ if they appoint Mauricio Pochettino or Erik ten...

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15 Mar, 2022

Football Manager Game Developer Sports Interactive Signs Up with Analytics FC

15 Mar, 2022

Analytics FC are excited to announce their latest client, Sports Interactive, the world’s leading developer of football management simulations through its Football Manager series of games. Last July, Sports Interactive announced that they were introducing women’s football into the Football Manager platform. This commitment to the women’s game requires...

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14 Mar, 2022

Who Are the Next Players to Make the Step Up from the Eredivisie?

14 Mar, 2022

Josh Hobbs uses TransferLab to see which Eredvisie players could be ready to move into one of the bigger European leagues. Over the last few seasons, Ajax have gradually wrested back their reputation as a European giant with some strong showings in the Champions League. The Dutch side have...

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Finding a Centre Back Pairing for the England Lionesses

Abdullah Abdullah takes a look at the centre back situation for England and tries to determine Sarina Weigman’s optimal pairing. After a slow start, the England Women’s National Team are really starting to flourish under Sarina Weigman. The Arnold Clark Cup win has been the first real sign of...

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