Analytics FC Podcast

Analytics FC Podcast

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Analytics FC is a football podcast looking at the beautiful game in a different light. Co-Hosts Tom Worville and Sam Gregory are joined each episode by a guest from the analytics community to talk about different ways we can use numbers, statistics and data to better understand the sport.

Episodes

Episode 25: Paul Riley  

In Episode 25 of the Analytics FC podcast we are joined by blogger Paul Riley. We talk to Paul about his recent work about picking a data-driven England squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 tournament, his work around goalkeeper analytics and take your questions from Twitter. --------------- Links from the podcast: http://differentgame.wordpress.com/ https://differentgame.wordpress.com/2016/02/19/englands-dna/ https://differentgame.wordpress.com/2016/02/27/englands-euro-2016-squad-initial-planning/ https://differentgame.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/england-at-euro-2016-a-case-for-the-defence/ https://public.tableau.com/profile/paul.riley#!/vizhome/PremierLeague201516xGMap/PremierLeague201516ShotonTargetxGDashboard (Expected Goals Dashboard) https://public.tableau.com/profile/paul.riley#!/vizhome/201516PremierLeagueKeyPasses/PremierLeagueKPnAssists (Chance Creation Dashboard) --------------- The guys can be found on Twitter: Paul Riley is @ footballfactman Analytics FC is @ AnalyticsFC Tom Worville is @ Worville
 Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSam analyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions! --------------- Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
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Episode 24: Jen Lute Costella  

In Episode 24 of the Analytics FC Podcast we are joined by Jen Lute Costella, co-founder of hockey analytics consultancy LCG Analytics. We talk about the overlaps between ice hockey (hockey) and football, the current state of hockey analytics and Jen’s work with LCG Analytics. We also find out about Jen’s previous work with a public analytics project and the upcoming Hockey 101 series too, which is going to be an intro to the sport of Ice Hockey, keep an eye out for it! From the plugs section, don’t forget the code ANALYTICSFC when buying your tickets to the Sport + Data event in London next week to get them for *free*. Book and find more about the event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/football-and-data-analytics-tactics-and-leicester-newcastle-live-tickets-22409080162 --------------- Links from the podcast: http://www.lcganalytics.com/ (Jen’s consultancy) https://jenlc13.wordpress.com/ (Jen’s blog) t.co/975wI5kmcJ (Football Analytics Search Engine) https://t.co/DBMXZxDfo5 (Unusual Efforts: Soccer by women, for everyone - Indiegogo) frontoffice.report (Richard Whittall’s new project) --------------- The guys and gals can be found on Twitter: Jen Lute Costella is @ RegressedPDO Analytics FC is @ AnalyticsFC Tom Worville is @ Worville
 Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSam analyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions! --------------- Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
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Episode 23: Thom Lawrence  

In Episode 23 of the Analytics FC Podcast we are joined by Thom Lawrence, blogger over at http://deepxg.com/. We talk about Thom’s wayward entry into the analytics community, his EGMAYO and PATCH metrics (seriously) and discuss the results of Thom’s recent “State of Analytics” survey. --------------- Links from the podcast: http://deepxg.com/ http://deepxg.com/2015/12/02/egmayo-an-injury-impact-metric/ (EGMAYO) http://deepxg.com/2016/02/07/defending-your-patch/ (PATCH) http://deepxg.com/tag/survey/ (Survey) https://t.co/975wI5kmcJ (Football Analytics Search Engine) --------------- The guys can be found on Twitter: Thom Lawrence is @ DeepxG Analytics FC is @ AnalyticsFC Tom Worville is @ Worville
 Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSam analyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions! --------------- Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
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Episode 22: Sam Jackson  

In Episode 22 of the Analytics FC Podcast we are joined by goalkeeper analytics blogger, Sam Jackson. We talk about the important qualities Sam looks for in a goalkeeper, why he writes about the “non-shots” stats and then discusses some of his recent work, including his GPI metric and his upcoming Opta Pro Forum presentation. We also find out Sam’s favourite goalkeepers and close out the podcast with your questions from Twitter. --------------- Links from the podcast: https://outsidersin.wordpress.com/ --------------- The guys can be found on Twitter: Sam Jackson is @ Sam_Jackson94 Analytics FC is @ AnalyticsFC Tom Worville is @ Worville
 Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSam analyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions! --------------- Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
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Episode 21: Sean Ingle  

In Episode 21 of the Analytics FC Podcast we are joined by Sean Ingle, senior sports writer and columnist at the Guardian. We discuss journalism, data journalism and Sean gives some excellent advice for aspiring writers. We then dive into three main topics: Football, Tennis and Athletics - discussing Leicester’s surprise season, the recent Buzzfeed/BBC investigation into match-fixing in tennis and the doping and expectation-setting problems in UK athletics currently. --------------- Links from the podcast: http://www.theguardian.com/profile/seaningle http://www.amazon.co.uk/Put-Writing-John-Whale/dp/0460024353 http://www.buzzfeed.com/heidiblake/the-tennis-racket http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2016/jan/17/leicester-city-premier-league http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/jan/27/buzzfeed-bbc-tennis-match-fixing-allegations http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/jan/26/great-britain-rio-olympics-2016-medal-expectrations-paralympics Please take the time to give us a rating on iTunes here: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/analy…id991610009?mt=2. It really helps us grow the audience for this podcast and get new people involved. --------------- The guys can be found on Twitter: Sean Ingle is @ SeanIngle Analytics FC is @ AnalyticsFC Tom Worville is @ Worville
 Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSam analyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions! --------------- Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
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Episode 20: Simon Gleave  

Guess who’s back! In Episode 20 of the Analytics FC Podcast we are joined by Simon Gleave, Head of Analysis at Infostrada Sports. We discuss Simon’s fascinating background, his role at Infostrada Sports and some of the public work he’s done in football analytics recently, and take your questions from Twitter. Links from the podcast: http://scoreboardjournalism.wordpress.com/ http://www.infostradasports.com/ http://euroclubindex.com/ Please take the time to give us a rating on iTunes here: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/analy…id991610009?mt=2. It really helps us grow the audience for this podcast and get new people involved. --------------- The guys can be found on Twitter: Simon Gleave is @ SimonGleave Infostrada Gold is @ InfostradaGold Euro Club Index is @ EuroClubIndex Infostrada Sports is @ Infostrada Live Analytics FC is @ AnalyticsFC Tom Worville is @ Worville
 Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSam analyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions! --------------- Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
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Episode 19: Tom Payne  

In Episode 19 of the Analytics FC podcast we are joined by Huddersfield Town performance analyst and Spielverlagerung and New York Red Bulls writer Tom Payne. We talk tactics; breaking down a few key concepts to understand them better, the combination of both analytics and tactics and find out the sides that Tom enjoys watching. If you're interested in sponsoring the podcast, send us an email using the address below. Please take the time to give us a rating on iTunes here: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/analy…id991610009?mt=2. It really helps us grow the audience for this podcast and get new people involved. --------------- The guys can be found on Twitter: Tom Payne is @ TomPayneftbl Analytics FC is @ AnalyticsFC Tom Worville is @ Worville
 Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSam analyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions! --------------- Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
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Episode 18: Debate Edition  

In Episode 18 of the Analytics FC podcast we debate a number of topics back and forth, including "Teams should sell players that outperform expected goals", "The demise of Grantland will impact the promotion of analytics" and "An English team will get the CL semis" - an interesting and fun pod, we hope you'll agree! Links to things we mentioned on the podcast: - Chad Murphy on selling your overperformers: http://soccer.chadmurphy.org/blogs/moneyball-but-for-selling-using-xggoals-ratio-to-profit/ - 11Tegen11's Expected Goals Ratio: http://11tegen11.net/2014/02/11/putting-expected-goals-to-the-test/ - James Yorke on Juventus' start to the season: http://statsbomb.com/2015/11/why-have-juventus-struggled/ - Joel Salamon's Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MessiSeconds - Danny Page on multiplying Expected Goals: https://medium.com/@dannypage/expected-goals-just-don-t-add-up-they-also-multiply-1dfd9b52c7d0 If you're interested in sponsoring the podcast, send us an email using the address below. Please take the time to give us a rating on iTunes here: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/analy…id991610009?mt=2. It really helps us grow the audience for this podcast and get new people involved. --------------- The guys can be found on Twitter: Analytics FC is @ AnalyticsFC Tom Worville is @ Worville
 Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSam analyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions! --------------- Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
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Episode 17: Damien Comolli  

In Episode 17 of the Analytics FC podcast we briefly discuss the new Analytics FC consultancy and then welcome former Liverpool and Tottenham Director of Football Damien Comolli onto the show to talk about his previous roles, evaluating transfers, quantifying defenders and goalkeepers and how injury prevention may be the next frontier in Football Analytics. If you're interested in sponsoring the podcast, send us an email using the address below. Please take the time to give us a rating on iTunes here: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/analy…id991610009?mt=2. It really helps us grow the audience for this podcast and get new people involved. --------------- The guys can be found on Twitter: Analytics FC is @ AnalyticsFC Tom Worville is @ Worville
 Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSam analyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions! --------------- Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
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Episode 16: Fanalyst Roundtable  

In Episode 16 of the Analytics FC Podcast the boys are joined by fellow analysts Ben Torvaney and Bobby Gardiner to shamelessly plug their recent work, the battle between being an analyst and being a fan, what we shouldn't use analytics for, Jamie Vardy, the use of analytics in the play-offs and we take your questions from Twitter. The NYA Soccer post we talk about at the end can be found here: http://www.northyardanalytics.com/blog/2015/01/02/player-contributions-to-cash-flow/ If you're interested in sponsoring the podcast, send us an email using the address below. Please take the time to give us a rating on iTunes here: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/analy…id991610009?mt=2. It really helps us grow the audience for this podcast and get new people involved. --------------- The guys can be found on Twitter: Michael Caley is @ BobbyGardiner Ben Torvaney is @ stats_snakeoil Analytics FC is @ Analytics_FC Tom Worville is @ Worville
 Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSam analyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions! --------------- Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
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Episode 15: Michael Caley  

In Episode 15 of the Analytics FC Podcast we are joined by Michael Caley to talk about his new Expected Goals model, what it contains, what teams it likes and doesn't likes, why it doesn't work outside the Top 4 European leagues and we take your questions from Twitter. You can read more on Michael's latest model here: http://cartilagefreecaptain.sbnation.com/2015/10/19/9295905/premier-league-projections-and-new-expected-goals If you're interested in sponsoring the podcast, send us an email using the address below. Please take the time to give us a rating on iTunes here: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/analy…id991610009?mt=2. It really helps us grow the audience for this podcast and get new people involved. --------------- The guys can be found on Twitter: Michael Caley is @ MC_of_A Analytics FC is @ Analytics_FC Tom Worville is @ Worville
 Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSam analyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions! --------------- Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
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Episode 14: Allison McCann  

In Episode 14 of the Analytics FC Podcast we are joined by Allison McCann, visual journalist at FiveThirtyEight, to talk about the new CARMELO rating system, the recent Women's World Cup model and what Tom and Sam think about the current state of Football Analytics. You can check out the CARMELO system here: http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/carmelo/ You can also find all of Allison's work at FiveThirtyEight here: http://fivethirtyeight.com/contributors/allison-mccann/ Another plug for Intopress, if you're an aspiring young writer and want to get started in the football journalism industry check it out: www.intopress.co.uk/ Please take the time to give us a rating on iTunes here: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/analy…id991610009?mt=2. It really helps us grow the audience for this podcast and get new people involved. --------------- The guys and girls can be found on Twitter: Allison McCann is @ atmccann Analytics FC is @ Analytics_FC Tom Worville is @ Worville
 Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSam analyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions! --------------- Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
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Episode 13: Michael Cox  

In Episode 13 of the Analytics FC Podcast we are joined by Michael Cox (writer at Zonal Marking, The Guardian and ESPN FC among others) to talk about the origins of Zonal Marking (the blog), the combination of tactics and analytics and the future of analytical football writing. Michael also gives some tips on how to break into football journalism. You can read Michael's blog at http://www.zonalmarking.net Another plug for Intopress, if you're an aspiring young writer and want to get started in the football journalism industry check it out: www.intopress.co.uk/ Also a reminder to apply for the Opta Pro Forum here. The deadline is this Sunday (October 18th): www.optasportspro.com/about/optapro-blog/ Please take the time to give us a rating on iTunes here: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/analy…id991610009?mt=2. It really helps us grow the audience for this podcast and get new people involved. --------------- The guys can be found on Twitter: Michael Cox is @ Zonal_Marking Analytics FC is @ Analytics_FC Tom Worville is @ Worville
 Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSam analyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions! --------------- Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
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Episode 12: Gab Marcotti  

In Episode 12 of the Analytics FC Podcast we are joined by journalist Gab Marcotti to talk about the recent anti-stats pieces, analytics in the mainstream media, how analytics and #FootballMen can work together, the future of football (and sports) analytics and we take questions from Twitter! Another plug for Intopress, if you're an aspiring young writer and want to get started in the football journalism industry check it out: www.intopress.co.uk/ Also a reminder to apply for the Opta Pro Forum here: www.optasportspro.com/about/optapro-blog/ Please take the time to give us a rating on iTunes here: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/analy…id991610009?mt=2. It really helps us grow the audience for this podcast and get new people involved. --------------- The guys can be found on Twitter: Gab Marcotti is @ Marcotti Tom Worville is @ Worville
 Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSam analyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions! --------------- Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
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Episode 08: A Mixed Bag  

Episode 08: A Mixed Bag by Tom Worville & Sam Gregory

Episode 04: Womens World Cup Preview with Emily Dulhanty and Danny Page  

Episode 04: Womens World Cup Preview with Emily Dulhanty and Danny Page by Tom Worville & Sam Gregory

Episode 02: Ben Torvaney  

Episode 02: Ben Torvaney by Tom Worville & Sam Gregory

Episode 11: Second Podcast Syndrome with Bobby Gardiner and Ben Torvaney  

In Episode 11 of the Analytics FC podcast, we're joined by Bobby Gardiner and Ben Torvaney, two fellow analytics bloggers (and students!) We discuss PDO and its downfalls, analytics in mainstream journalism, Brendan Rodgers sacking, Chelsea's poor start and take some questions from Twitter also. Make sure you check out Intopress if you're an aspiring young writer and reach out to Bobby if you want to get involved: http://www.intopress.co.uk/ Please take the time to give us a rating on iTunes here: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/analy…id991610009?mt=2. It really helps us grow the audience for this podcast and get new people involved. --------------- A reminder to apply for the Opta Pro Forum here: www.optasportspro.com/about/optapro-blog/ Tom Worville is @ Worville
 Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSam Ben Torvaney is @ stats_snakeoil Bobby Gardiner is @ IntoPress and @ BobbyGardiner analyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions! --------------- Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
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Episode 10: Ryan Bahia  

Episode 10! Thanks to everyone who's listened to and shared the podcast so far, we're thrilled to have made it this far! In this episode we talk with Ryan Bahia from Perform Group about Opta and the upcoming OptaPro Forum, tips for applying, previous forums and what clubs are looking for in an abstract. Note that the deadline for these is 18/10/2015, so get sending in soon! In the second half of the podcast we discuss Rory Smith's latest article on ESPN FC (see here: http://www.espnfc.com/blog/espn-fc-united/68/post/2626868/football-coverage-is-more-intellectual) and the sacking of Brentford's manager Marinus Dijkhuizen. Is this analytics 'fad' finally over?! Have the Moneyball men finally been defeated?! Tune in to find out! Please take the time to give us a rating on iTunes here: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/analy…id991610009?mt=2. It really helps us grow the audience for this podcast and get new people involved. --------------- Ryan Bahia is @ RyanBahia and you can find the OptaPro blog here: http://www.optasportspro.com/about/optapro-blog/ Tom Worville is @ Worville
 Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSam analyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions! --------------- Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
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Episode 09: Joel Salamon  

We're back! In Episode 09 of the Analytics FC podcast we are joined by Messi Minutes/Seconds himself Joel Salamon to talk smart clubs, smart transfers, not so smart transfers and Anthony Martial. Please take the time to give us a rating on iTunes here: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/analy…id991610009?mt=2. It really helps us grow the audience for this podcast and get new people involved. Once again, at least 2 stars! --------------- Joel Salamon is @ MessiMinutes and @ Messi Seconds and his YouTube channel can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSJYt9t01VUXbxNZt5dokew Tom Worville is @ Worville
 Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSam analyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions! --------------- Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
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