This post is the first of a multi-part series that describes the tables of the FMRD-Summary schema. As the name suggests, this schema is derived from the Football Match Result Database, so I will show which FMRD tables have been retained. A more detailed description is in the FMRD-Summary wiki page.
The ‘lite’ dataset released by the MCFC Analytics project last weekend is a massive dump of almost 200 summary in-match metrics for every player who participated in every match of the 2011-12 English Premier League — more than 10,000 records and 2 million data cells. We set out to convert that dataset into something more [...]
A few hours have passed since my initial post in reaction to the ‘basic’ dataset released by Man City’s performance analysis department, and I have some further comments.
Like many of the visitors to this site, I eagerly awaited the release of the MCFC Analytics dataset. I don’t expect everyone to agree with me, but I’ll just get to the point and say it: the basic dataset that MCFC and Opta have released is simply not good enough.
Manchester City Football Club have launched an exciting initiative in which they have released the full set of 2011-12 Premier League touch-by-touch data compiled by Opta Sports. This initiative creates an opportunity to support the development of new team and player performance metrics in football, but also creates challenges in modeling a very rich in-match [...]
Manchester City’s MCFC Analytics page is now online, and thousands of people are signing up to receive access to Opta’s on-ball data for the 2011-12 Premier League. But what will users be receiving? This post gives a hopefully not-too-technical description of the data.
We start our statistical retrospective of the 2012 Olympic football competition with a look at the rotation practices of the 16 finalists. This is in the same vein as similar analyses for the Africa Cup of Nations and the European Championships and includes the squad rotations through the end of the knockout stage (“medal round” [...]
We continue our look at the 2012 Olympic men’s football competition by examining the substitution behavior through the group stage matches.
My previous post on substitutions at UEFA Euro 2012 drew a comment on Soccermetrics Research’s Facebook page that asked if I could control for the substitute’s position in my analysis. I was curious about the results myself, so here they are.
I continue my statistical review of UEFA Euro 2012 with a look at the substitution patterns over the duration of the tournament. The analysis is similar to what I did for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.