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The elephant in the analytics room: Uncertainty

Posted on July 16th, 2019

Analytics in football is no longer something very new. The poster child of Expected Goals has crept out of blogs and into usage within clubs and as part of post-game analysis on television. More generally clubs use data in their performance analysis and recruitment activities on a routine basis. For now, the adoption of data […]

2018/2019 PL manager of the year

Posted on May 15th, 2019

Assessing managers’ impact on a team’s performance isn’t as straight forward as with players. Unlike on-pitch actions that can be analysed in greater depth, details about the management of a team remain mainly behind closed dressing room doors and the only concrete in-game interventions we get to observe are largely limited to starting line-ups, formations […]

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Champions League Quarter Finals Predictions

Posted on March 15th, 2019

The Champions League Quarter Finals draw took place this morning. We now know which teams can face each other for all remaining fixtures in the competition. We have updated our Champions League predictions to include the fixtures and progression tree from the draw. The match predictions for individual fixtures are shown below. The most one-sided […]

Increasing disparity in team strength in leagues

Posted on February 12th, 2019

“The rich get richer and the poor get poorer”. This particular adage by Percy Shelley is most often used to describe the economic inequality caused by free market capitalism. However, it is strangely appropriate to describe what is happening to team performance in leagues in Europe. The strong are getting stronger as the weak are […]