SSAC 2014: Soccer Analytics Panel as it happens

Welcome to the 2014 Soccer Analytics Panel at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.  The panel is about to start, so let’s go! Sorry, my liveblog tools have decided not to work…paraphrasing panelist comments. Steven Houston (Hamburg) talking about the growth in analytics over last 12 months.  Especially from outside clubs (analysts, bloggers, media) and […]

Introducing the Analytics module for Soccermetrics API

It’s been several months since we last posted updates on the Soccermetrics API to the blog.  Not to say that there haven’t been updates — quite a lot, in fact — it’s just that we’ve chosen to reveal those changes through the API documentation pages.  But we’ve introduced a pair of changes that are quite […]

Podcast Episode #9: Simon Farrant and Devin Pleuler (OptaPro Analytics Forum)

These are the show notes for Episode #9 of the Soccermetrics Podcast, with guests Simon Farrant and Devin Pleuler of OptaPro.  This interview was recorded on 7 February 2014 from Opta Sports headquarters in central London. I was in London to attend the first OptaPro Analytics Forum, which brought together football analytics researchers who made […]

A look back at the OptaPro Analytics Forum

Last week I had the privilege of attending the OptaPro Analytics Forum in London.  It was organized by OptaPro, Opta Sports’ professional services organization, with the objective of bringing together in one room a select group of football analytics researchers and performance analysts and other officials from the professional football clubs which use Opta data […]