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Weekly Football Data Analytics Roundup for February 13-19

A lot happens in football analytics that doesn’t fit into our normal articles, but is worth knowing about anyway. The many incredible analysts who put their work up online should be noticed, and we’d like to point out a few pieces you may have missed on a weekly basis.

Liam Henshaw shares his methods

Like any good talent scout, Liam Henshaw has methods to help him find the right person for his teams. He wrote a blog post detailing how he got it started, as well as what the basic methodology is. His methods are interesting not just because they’re coming from an experienced analyst and scout, but also because they account for a lot of the flaws in current systems and work with those flaws.

Maram AlBaharna discusses Harry Maguire

One of the conversations people have been having recently is “Harry Maguire: Good or bad?” Maram AlBaharna, the newest hire by The Athletic, has a video for Tifo Football discussing this. She sheds light on the strong sides of his play as well as the weaker aspects of it, with strong data and the strong visuals Tifo Football are known for.

The Tactical Times Podcast discusses Harvey Elliot

In the excerpt from their podcast, the Tactical Times discuss Liverpool’s team composition, and how a player who isn’t a midfielder is playing midfield. Their full podcast is paid, but there are valuable insights in the excerpt.

PySports collects open-source analytics tools

They don’t just work in football (they suggested adding chess), but PySports have a huge list of open-source analytics projects. Any analyst looking to work with others and get help with their own projects should find this invaluable.

Did we miss something? Do you see something for a later round-up? Let us know!

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