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2017 SSAC Soccer Analytics panel as it happened

Hello from Boston, where I’ve been covering the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.  It’s time for the Soccer Analytics panel and I’m cautiously optimistic about its prospects.Here’s how the session went down.  These are paraphrased comments and they’re created during the moment, so 100% coverage and accuracy are not guaranteed.   The panelists:Hendrik Almstadt Daniel Stenz […]

Argentina Primera: Tiempo efectivo de juego (hasta Fecha 14)

La vuelta esperada del fútbol en la Argentina me motiva a calcular el tiempo efectivo de juego de los partidos de Primera hasta la pausa de verano (Fecha 14).  Los datos son suministrados por DataFactory.A diferencia de los cálculos hechos en la entrada anterior, las figuras son ajustadas por el tiempo perdido cuando el balón […]

Effective playing time in Argentina Primera after Round 14

It’s been a while since I’ve done this, but the likely (maybe) return of the Primera División this weekend has motivated me to run the numbers on effective playing time and major referee metrics.  First effective playing time, which was calculated for all matches played before the summer break in Argentina.  Data was supplied by DataFactory.In […]

Previewing the 2017 SSAC Research Paper Competition

The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference is more of a sports business conference these days, but the MIT association conveys a conference that also values rigorous and high-quality research.  The Research Paper competition keeps the SSAC connected to this heritage as it evolves.  This year the competition returns with tracks for publications on Baseball, Basketball, Other […]

Effective time in J-League 2016: Club impact in J2 and J3

The new season of the J-League kicked off tonight, so for completeness’ sake I’m extending my analysis of club impacts on effective time in the J-League to its lower divisions.  The analysis is similar to previous work with a slightly different way of presenting the results.The effective match data was collected by DataStadium as part of an […]