Developing New Metrics: Cutbacks

In this series, Josh Hobbs explores some of the novel metrics we have been able to develop using the TransferLab algorithm. One of the perennial problems using data to analyse football is the discrepancy that exists between those with the ability to manipulate data and those who understand what is taking...

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Quantifying Defence: Pass Prevention and Shot Prevention

Aditya Kothari looks at the ways tracking data can be used to quantify defending more effectively. The most commonly available data today are events data, and more specifically, on-ball data. When it comes to off-ball events, the kind of data available from a defensive point of view are tackles, interceptions,...

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Does Style Matter? A Study from the Scottish Premiership

Jaymes Monte digs through the Scottish Premiership data to see if we can learn anything about the importance of style for football teams. In a game that is becoming increasingly flooded with cash but also where extreme wealth is no longer a free pass to the very top, developing...

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Developing New Metrics: Passes Received in Zone 14

In this new series, Josh Hobbs explores some of the novel metrics we have been able to develop using the TransferLab algorithm. One of the perennial problems using data to analyse football is the discrepancy that exists between those with the ability to manipulate data and those who understand...

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Players to Watch: Russia 

In this series, Luke Griffin continues to profile exciting players around the world using TransferLab. Got a league or country you’d like to see covered? Let us know! After hosting the 2018 World Cup and making the quarter-finals, Russia will be relying on a decision from FIFA to allow...

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Analytics FC in the Media: SheKicks.net Profiles TransferLab

This week, SheKicks.net – one of the premier outlets covering women’s football – profiled TransferLab on their website. You can read the full article here. In the article, Jen O’Neill sets out the situation for data analysis in the women’s game, concluding that “Women’s football is in desperate need...

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05 Apr, 2021

Emi Buendia: Jack of All Trades, Master of All

05 Apr, 2021

Maram AlBaharna crunches the data on Emiliano Buendia’s season to show just how well-rounded a player he is Football is often described as a chess match. Unlike chess, though, in football, the pieces move all at once and their movements aren’t restricted to specific squares. Instead, players are expected to...

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22 Mar, 2021

Profiling Coaches with Data

22 Mar, 2021

Piotr Wawrzynów talks us through the process of creating a tool that profiles coaches in a similar manner to how you might profile players. I love talking about coaches: their ideas, approaches, philosophies. One of my favourite things is assessing a team’s early performances and trying to predict whether the...

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11 Mar, 2021

Special Ones? The Effect of Head Coaches on Football Team Performance

11 Mar, 2021

Alex Farnell looks at the impact that sacking a manager can have on a team’s performance and attempts to debunk some of the myths about ‘new manager bounce’. By the time the final whistle blows in many professional football matches, you wouldn’t be too surprised to hear disgruntled fans...

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04 Mar, 2021

Announcing the GBE Points Calculator Plug-In for TransferLab

04 Mar, 2021

The turn of the year marked the end of the United Kingdom’s membership to the European Union and the introduction of new rules for the UK football market which restricts the signing of overseas players. New rules agreed by the FA, Premier League, EFL and Government have come into...

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