Analytics FC in the Media: “Boffins predicted Brighton’s terrific season under Graham Potter”

Analytics FC were in the media again last week when the Daily Mail published exclusive analysis carried out for them looking at the impact Graham Potter has had at Brighton & Hove Albion as well as at his previous clubs. CEO and co-founder Jeremy Steele spoke to Mail journalist Charles Walker about the cutting edge analytics models now being applied to assess coaching performance.

The article, titled “Boffins predicted Brighton’s terrific season under Graham Potter”, focuses on key data findings such as how the “boss has improved defence by 86% and attack by 22%, according to analysts”.

The article points out how Analytics FC’s research shows how Potter’s teams got better every year, “including in the top flight of the Swedish league, when he delivered a 100 per cent uplift in defending against better sides and a 24 per cent step up in attacking, according to Analytics FC’s mind-boggling calculations”.

In the course of the conversation, Steele showcased our Coach ID service, designed to help clubs find suitable candidates should they require a managerial change.

“…developing a model to rank coaches, which accounts for the standard of opposition, allows clubs to make informed choices about recruitment, before eye-catching results bring them to wider attention – increasing competition for their signature.”

You can read the full article here.

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