"What's in the briefcase, Lenny, decimal points?" – Jimmy Cannon The point of this newsletter is to act as an on-ramp for people interested in football stats or analytics. The plan is: * a link to a piece on the essentials [headed by the 👋 emoji] * a question and answer [🗣️ ❓] * a link to
Can we get a step closer to quantifying what makes a midfielder good by thinking through the theory? We'll see.
What happens when you test out a piece of work from 2015 with new data? The 'Research in Focus' series turns its attention to an article that tried just that, from American Soccer Analysis
With news that Manchester United are hiring data scientists, Get Goalside looks at the directions a clean slate at a rich club could take you
There’s only three ways to tell history. There’s ‘events, dear boy, events’ history, a focus on ‘important’ figures and/or ‘important’ events. There’s history of ideas, whether that be political or economic or societal. And there’s history of ‘the people’, those who might not have led