Weekly Football Data Analytics Roundup for March 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.
David Segar analyzes Xavi’s improvements
It is no secret that while Barca has had great runs in the past, their current one has been less inspiring. Writing for The Analyst, David Segar shows how Xavi’s work could be changing that, and how age-old rivalries can be reignited.
Yash Thakur takes the other side
Writing for the other side of that age-old rivalry, Yash Thakur writes what Real Madrid should worry about in their match. She focuses on Xavi’s strengths, but points out his weaknesses too. The conclusion? El Clásico is going to be great
Mak Pakhei looks at a tied game
While the end score of a tied game is, well, a tie, it is often the result of a loss. Writing for Total Football Analysis, Mak Pakhei examines Vallecano vs Sevilla, and how that tied match was the result of little opportunity taking and amazing pressing.
Marta Tejedor reflects on her career
In another in their series of interviews with coaches, Coaches’ Voice talks to Marta Tejedor. She discusses her successes as a coach, as well as how often fate led her to those successes rather than deliberate planning.
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