Tag Archives: Soccer Analytics

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 use […]

Looking back on five years in soccer analytics: Part two

[This is the second part of my perspectives on Soccermetrics on its 5th anniversary.]While I was expanding from writing about other people’s research in soccer analytics to conducting my own, events were occurring on a backdrop of a Soccermetrics’ transition from a blog to something more formal.  I attended the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference […]

Can soccer analytics produce better soccer?

The subject of this post is something that I’ve been thinking about for a while, but wasn’t motivated to write something until I read that Paul Gardner anti-analytics piece in Soccer America.  (I referenced it in the SRC Newsletter, which you really should subscribe to if you haven’t already.)  Here’s the final paragraph:——- To sum up: until […]