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For the last couple of months, I’ve been updating and modernizing the Marcotti data schemas that Soccermetrics uses to build its match databases. It’s good work, but databases need data to be placed in them, and hopefully in a systematic and reliable way.Over the years, I have written a lot of scripts and modules to […]
The 2016 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference is coming soon, albeit a couple of weeks later than usual. And once again the soccer analytics community will be stepping away from their computers to have a drink and attach human faces to virtual identities. The drinkup location is in the same spot as in previous years: Thursday 10 […]
Tim Swartz, Adriano Arce, and Mohan Parameswaran, “Assessing Value of the Draft Positions in Major League Soccer’s SuperDraft”, The Sport Journal, 16(9): 2013. [PDF]In this paper, the authors create performance metrics based on minutes played and salary level of drafted Major League Soccer players in order to estimate the relative value of the SuperDraft positions. […]
Continuing from my previous post on club impacts on effective time in J-League Division 1 matches in 2015, I look at the same for clubs competing in the 2015 J2 season. The previous post contains background information and the modeling methodology, so I will present just the graph here.Here’s some summary data on effective playing time […]
I started off 2015 with an analysis of effective time in the J-League and which teams appeared to have a strong influence on it. To start off 2016 I do the same type of analysis but from a Bayesian perspective. My objective for 2016 is to take my analytics into more of a Bayesian direction — […]