Monthly Archives: October 2012

Bolton-Man City | Key passes and Attempts

Recently I spent some time deciphering the MCFC Analytics advanced dataset.  As you know this comes from Opta in XML format and, for those of us used to analyse data in tabular format, needs ‘translating’.  I won’t explain how I … Continue reading

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A visual analysis of Pass direction data

In this latest post, I show how data that looks rather uninteresting and uninspiring in tabular form  can reveal some interesting insights when  visualised with appropriate graphics. This is my second analysis of the 2011/12 EPL Opta dataset provided by … Continue reading

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Going Long is for losers – Sideway is the winning way

The merits of the long ball have been debated by football fans as the long as the game has been played, and  the Fink Tank report in the Times (21/9/12)* recently waded into the debate, arguing that long balls are … Continue reading

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