Tag Archives: Football

Trackable football boots…quantifying your football skills

I just discovered that football boots now come with the option of a sensor that gathers data about the wearer. The Adidas miCoach systems gather data about the user so that it can reviewed after they have played. These are … Continue reading

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Mapping football data

Flowing Data link in to a visualisation of football data that shows the areas on the pitch where goal assists were made. The visual is not that surprising, but it does suggest the widespread harvesting and use of data in … Continue reading

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Football and numbers

I’ve posted before about the use of statistics in football. The Numbers Game: Why everything you know about football is wrong by Chris Anderson and David Sally has now been published by Viking. This looks to be a detailed account … Continue reading

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Football and capitalism

David Conn, who has written a history of Manchester City, has a piece about football and money in the LRB. The piece describes how the sport has been transformed as it has become increasingly commercially orientated and as the forces … Continue reading

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Football and statistics

I’ve been reading the weekly secret footballer in The Guardian. Last Saturday the column, which is written by an anonymous premier league footballer, described the growing use of statistics in football. The description was of a game that was being … Continue reading

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