A little over three years ago — around the time that the MCFC Analytics initiative was being launched — we rolled out a superset of the Football Match Result Database that accommodated the summary statistics of the MCFC Analytics dataset. That database was called FMRD-Summary. We used it on a few projects, most notably an early version of our Soccermetrics API product.
Today, FMRD is better known as Marcotti, FMRD-Summary is renamed Marcotti-Summary, and the data schemas are transitioning from raw SQL definitions to SQLAlchemy-based classes in Python. Once upon a time it didn’t cost anything to keep separate SQL definition files for Marcotti and Marcotti-Summary, but now with the larger codebase it’s best to keep the duplicated code to a minimum.
To that end, the summary statistics data models that are defined in Marcotti-Summary will be incorporated into the Marcotti data schema. These models will be defined as common data models that are shared by club and national team databases (common/events/statistics.py), and functional tests will be written to test use cases of the models. There is also a Marcotti wiki (brought over from Marcotti-Summary) that will be filled out in the coming weeks.
I understand that the Marcotti-Summary repository on GitHub has a number of stars and forks. The repository hasn’t been updated in a while, but now that the summary statistics have been incorporated in Marcotti it is no longer needed. The repository will remain for a while, but I reserve the right to remove it at any time in the near future.
The last remaining data model to update will be the Marcotti-Events schema (formerly known as Football Match Events Database), which accommodates the most finely-grained match data. It may be available by next week, but a more realistic release date is early January.