Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Performance Analysis Blogs of the Week (08/08/12 - 15/08/12)

This weeks Blogs of the week below!

A great thought-provoking discussion between some of the best "soccer nerds" in the USA thanks to The Shin Guardian featuring Steve Fenn (@OptaHunt), Rui Xu (@rui_xu), Alex Oshansky (@tempofreesoccer) and Devin Pleuler (@devinpleuler). Also congrats to Rui on Sporting Kansas City's triumph in the US Open Cup!

The always excellent Mark Taylor looks at chance creation ratios (and defends Stewart Downing!) for Opta Pro and also on his Power of Goals blog how Spanish passing improved their goal probability ratio and how a defense plays directly affects chance conversion (@OptaPro & @MarkTaylor0)

Ben Pugsley of Bitter & Blue looks at a direct statistical comparison between Manchester City's 4 main strikers from 2011/12 (@benjaminpugsley)

Finally and not analytical this time but deserves a lot of credit and is a very interesting read, Zach Slaton writes in Forbes about how Seattle Sounders broke the norm of every other MLS club and regularly gets crowds of over 38,000 (@the_number_game)

All great articles, enjoy reading!

No comments:

Post a Comment