19 Apr, 2023

The Wisdom of Crowds: Can Multiple Voices Outperform Football Experts and Big Data?

19 Apr, 2023

Jeremy Steele looks at whether crowd-sourcing an assessment of player performance works as well as data or traditional forms of scouting

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05 Apr, 2023

Is football media making the most of football data?

05 Apr, 2023

Casey Evans examines how data are used in the media and whether fans deserve better, or even want it

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22 Mar, 2023

Has Juego de Posicion been solved?

22 Mar, 2023

t looks at the approach used by Pep Guardiola and others and asks whether the dominant tactical ideology of elite football has had its day

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17 Mar, 2023

Igor Tudor’s doing it again – Marseille’s through on goal!

17 Mar, 2023

Abel Meszaros digs in to the Croatian manager and his approach and examines why it is paying dividends in the south of France

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03 Mar, 2023

Goalkeeper Passing: Risk Versus Reward

03 Mar, 2023

lex Stewart and MarkStats look at the last two seasons of Premier League goalkeeper passing data to analyse which keepers add attacking value or open their sides up to risk

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27 Feb, 2023

FC Zürich 2022/23: Suffering From Success

27 Feb, 2023

Neel Shelat looks at how the team went from mid-table to glory, before stuttering badly, and explains how managerial appointments and transfers can make or break the period after success It’s not too often that we can accurately sum up a club’s season with the title of a much-memed...

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07 Feb, 2023

Attacking versus Defensive Counter-Pressing: How and Why?

07 Feb, 2023

Jamie Scott looks at two forms of counter-pressing and what teams do with them Counter-pressing in football is the act of actively pursuing the ball in a coordinated manner with the aim of regaining possession quickly after ball-loss. The upper bound of time the ball must be won back...

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03 Feb, 2023

Set Piece Analysis: Newcastle United and Brentford

03 Feb, 2023

Mohamed Mohamed looks at two teams leveraging set pieces to perform above expectations in the Premier League

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28 Jan, 2023

Imanol Alguacil’s Real Sociedad: Controlling Possession in a 4-4-2 Diamond

28 Jan, 2023

Neel Shelat looks at one of La Liga's in form sides and their unusual approach in possession

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23 Jan, 2023

The Automatisms of Tottenham Hotspur under Antonio Conte

23 Jan, 2023

Jamie Scott analyses the Italian coach and his style of play and asks whether automatisms create more issues than they solve On the spectrum from disciplinarian tactical play to freeform styles, automatisms are the most extreme iteration of the former. Automatisms supersede even the most rigid Juego de Pocision...

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