In the words of the musical heavyweights Scouting for Girls, "There's a little bit of Christmas in the air."* Not, like, literally. But the dawning of this morning brings the Training Ground Guru Live conference, with a day of sporting directors and analytics today on Monday, and the StatsBomb conference
Can we get a step closer to quantifying what makes a midfielder good by thinking through the theory? We'll see.
Forgive me, for I have been watching Drive to Survive - the Netflix Formula One series - for the first time. And like a new convert, I'll be talking about it. The amount of footage and array of angles on offer make for an exciting show alone, never mind the
We're into the festive period. Two years ago, I wrote the silliest things you could do with advanced football tech. If you weren't around back then I recommend it for a good mix of fun and insight into what kinds of data is around. That's exactly what we're going to
A question for you. Should the player on the ball in the screenshot below A) pass the ball backwards to the supporting player B) turn and play in the teammate on the right C) turn and shoot? If you chose option A, reality was not your friend. The screenshot below
Every now and then, somebody profoundly intelligent in one field of human endeavour says something that makes the world question how wide-ranging their intelligence is. "American football is much more technologically advanced than soccer," Julian Nagelsmann recently said. "The quarterback has an earpiece to hear his coach; we absolutely need