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Some words on passing ‘analytics’

When Opta record a pass during a game, they attach numerous qualifiers to help describe it. This is helpful as it provides context. However, when the media present it to us, either on telly or in print or even on … Continue reading

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Pressing Matters – Closing Down Metrics

So Mike Goodman’s piece about Arsenal for NordicBet and Will Gurpinar-Morgan’s Statsbomb piece finally jolted me into doing something about measuring ‘pressing’. Now, when I was a lad, it was called ‘closing down’, but if you’re a football hipster it’s … Continue reading

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