"Father?" the little child said, looking out past their parent's face and into the distant sky, "do other football leagues proclaim themselves the Best In The World? Or is it just ours?" In the olden days, football leagues were mere bureaucratic bodies. They organised matches and set rules. At some
Business of analytics
Previously on Get Goalside: "With the bombast of a start-up, StatsBomb talked about how their data was going to change the game. And the bombast was deserved. Because it did. Because, nowadays, everyone seems to have pressure data." It's time to talk about new data again. Like every time we
FIFA aren't just a tournament organiser anymore (although they'd like to do it more often). They're moving more into the tech and data world...
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Take the phone market: once upon a time you could get brick phones and flip phones and slide-y phones and Blackberrys. And now, almost certainly thanks to the success of the iPhone, every mobile on the market is a five-to-eight-inch
Let's say that you are an analytically-minded fan of a football team. You care about them doing well, and you think smart use of data will be part of that. What should you be on the look-out for: who they hire internally, which data providers they use, or what third-parties
In Captain America: Civil War (stick with me), the MacGuffin that drives the plot towards Cap and Iron Man throwing punches is a proposal: superheroes should register with a government authority. There follows, naturally, disagreement. The AI-made-flesh character Vision pipes up, pointing out that since Iron Man arrived on the
I forgot to plug this in the past couple of weeks but my colleagues at Twenty3, Daniel Girela and David Perdomo Meza, were at the Barcelona Analytics Conference with a kickass poster featuring some of the cool work we/they are doing there. I’m taking the ‘standing on the