Ball-in-play time is on a lot of peoples' lips, but what causes matches to differ? And just how different should we expect in-play times to be?
Passing angles and cut-inside shot avenues: is it easier for left-footed players to make it than right-footers?
Trying to label defensive players in StatsBomb 360 frames which don't have individual player ID info...
Lionel Messi is to dribbling a football what Vincent van Gogh is to layering colour with oil paints: not simply a conventional expert, but with caresses of genius that mark the work as something different. Messi's ball-carrying and close control isn't simply effective, it's beauty -- the fact that it's
Hello reader, welcome to Get Goalside!. According to reports, the FA doesn’t make any sense. OK, let me try again: according to reports about what FA chairman Greg Clarke wrote to Premier League clubs, his letter makes no sense. With Great Britain going through the turbulence of Brexit, English
Welcome to Get Goalside! I’m glad to see you. The transfer window. It is closed. Although in England it’s still kind of open for a little while longer for domestic moves (and as far as I know that could be the same elsewhere), so it’s sort of
As a person who plays with data, it’s always a treat when someone releases a free dataset. StatsBomb did that recently with their open data project: Arsenal’s 2003/04 Invincibles season. Due to the difficulty of getting match footage, it only includes 32 of the 38 league matches