Developing New Metrics: Who Are The Most ‘Clutch’ Creators in Football?

Josh Hobbs explores another one of TransferLab’s novel metrics, looking at some of the most ‘clutch’ assisters in world football. Back in 2019, Analytics FC’s Managing Director, Jeremy Steele, wrote a piece about ‘clutch’ goal scoring’. Using TransferLab’s ‘Goal Importance’ metric, he was able to analyse who the most...

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Developing New Metrics: Winning Penalties as a Skill

Om Arvind explores a novel metric that we recently added to our TransferLab platform. One of the earliest trends in the nascent football analytics movement was the exclusion of penalties from goal totals. The thinking was: penalties are converted very often (at roughly a 75% rate) and, thus, the...

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Developing New Metrics: Set Piece Delivery

Josh Hobbs looks at another novel metric generated by TransferLab. 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 place on a football pitch. Where data scientists will...

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Developing New Metrics: Blocking Crosses

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 place on a football pitch. Where data scientists will be able to build models or scrutinise the numbers, they...

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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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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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