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Analytics: What we’ve learned early on this MLS season
5 years ago
Why is there such resistance to soccer analytics?
The thought that analytics represent the philosophical and romantic apocalypse for soccer is indicative of paranoia from an industry brimming with ossified, comfortable teachers and practitioners.
Analytics: Scoring on the up across Europe
Analytics: Examining NYCFC's midfield problem
Expensive designated players, a bad structural fit, a new coach and high expectations—it's going to be a bumpy ride for New York City FC this season in Major League Soccer.
Analytics: The effect of pitch dimensions
The size of the pitch should not drastically affect the result. But if we are to accept that the aggregation of smaller moments shape games then the pitch size should be accepted as a significant variable.
Analytics: Europa League vs. Champions League
Analytics: The problem with goalkeeping stats
Goalkeeping is an enigma in the soccer analytics community that is usually under researched or avoided altogether because there are so many external variables that come into play.
Analytics: Examining Klopp's Liverpool influence
What has Jurgen Klopp's influence been so far? Have there been significant changes in statistical categories of players indicating a stylistic change at Liverpool this season?
Analytics: Explaining why Aston Villa sucks
Counter-attack key to Leicester City's success
Driven by a counter-attack that resembles a compressed coil, Leicester is selfless in their condensed defensive shape, but when released in possession they are strong, quick and ruthless.