I am a Business Intelligence (BI) professional with a passion for football. Fifteen years ago I started applying my knowledge and experience to analyse match data. I was probably among the first to use advanced statistical and visualisation tools to analyse football matches. Basically I started what today is known as Football analytics. But I called it Football Intelligence since the aim was to do for football clubs what Business Intelligence had done many companies: help a (football) manager improve the performance of his team (company) and make it more competitive.
Over the years I developed an innovative method of analysing performance in football and named it SoccerLogic (www.soccerlogic.com). For many reasons, not least resistance by football managers and their staff to any innovation that may threaten their position and status within the game, SoccerLogic has failed to take off. So, lately I found consolation in blogging and tweeting (@soccerlogic), hoping that my football analysis skills will be noticed, and ultimately rewarded.