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Football data analysis
« on: April 19, 2022, 05:19:16 pm »
An interesting article from the BBC about the history of data analysis;
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/61084931

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Re: Football data analysis
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2022, 10:49:58 am »
I'd genuinely love to see it fully explored beyond the Jonathan Wilson level. There's a bit in Jock Stein's biography about how he'd sit with a pad in the dugout and sketch the patterns of play of the other side (like a passing network I guess) and very occasionally do something to shut the other side down as a result. To me as a Business Analyst that's the equivalent of defining the high level logic. :D

Ta for sharing this mate.
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Re: Football data analysis
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2022, 10:52:54 am »
On reading it, it turns out he's done one.

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"Rob Haywood is the author of the forthcoming book Many Impossible Things: The Ingenious Evolution of Football Data"
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