Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Performance Analysis Blogs of the Week - (16/08/12 - 22/08/12)

A significant week for Performance Analysis this week with the release of the Opta Data set by MCFC Analytics (More on that below), so here are more of the best Performance Analysis related blogs from across the Internet

Will Gurpinar-Morgan uses passing networks to analyse Liverpool's comfortable Europa League victory over Gomel (via @OptaPro)

The above mentioned MCFC Analytics Project profiled in the Guardian

An excellent interview by Zach Slaton for Forbes with the Head of Manchester City's Performance Analysis department, Gavin Fleig (follow Zach @the_number_game and Gavin @MCFCGavinFleig)

And more from Zach for Forbes about the release of the Opta Data by MCFC

Some great early work using the released data by Andy Cotgreave and also by Phillipa B (follow Andy @acotgreave and Phillipa @Philby1976)

Simon Kuper gets involved by looking at the Performance Analysis team behind Manchester City for the Financial Times (follow Simon @KuperSimon)

Nice piece by Paul Riley's different game blog, looking at why so many teams use near post corners, especially relevant given Manchester United's tactics against Everton on Monday (follow Paul @footballfactman)

Prozone take a look at some of the trends and statistics coming out of the football at the London 2012 Olympics (follow @ProzoneSports)

Mark Taylors Power of Goals blog looks at how the Manchester City vs Southampton game state altered each teams chances of winning (follow Mark @MarkTaylor0)

And finally Devin Pleuler looks at passing variables in the MLS and how something unconventional can be used to determine the better passers. (follow Devin @devinpleuler)

Thanks for reading

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