Italy’s 3rd division is rife with young talent across the 60 teams in the league. Which stand out the most based on specific data criteria? I build a U24 “dream team” with 36 players across all 11 positions to find out.… Read More Data Scouting Serie C for U24 Players: All Positions
This article uses data to find several young, interesting LaLiga2 CMs. Many data visuals follow so we get a sense of each player’s profile and performance.… Read More Using Data to Find Interesting Young Midfielders: 22-23 La Liga SmartBank
What if the US, with a closed top division, formed a state/regional league system, including all clubs from the MLS, USL, NPSL, and NISA? This article dives into a fantasy league structure for each region.… Read More What Might a Brazil-Style Regional League System Look Like in the USA?
Raimonds Krollis is the best striker in Latvia. This articles analyzes him and illustrates his main strengths & tendencies including movement, dropping deep, and finishing, while discussing his areas to improve and his potential ability.… Read More Raimonds Krollis, Valmiera’s Talisman Captain: Player Profile & Analytic Scouting
Paul Bismarck Tabinas is a young Japanese wing back who loves running with the ball and is very dangerous in the air. In this scouting report we’ll look at lots of data and videos to see who he is as a player, his strengths and weaknesses, and if the wing back position is his best fit.… Read More Paul Bismarck Tabinas: Iwate Grulla Morioka’s Raw, Attack-Minded Wing Back – Data and Video Scouting
Article by Ben Griffis What players tend to pose the most immediate danger to the opponent’s defenders and goalkeeper with their passes? This is the question I’m looking to (begin to) address with a new metric I rather non-creatively term, Passing Danger Index, or PDI for short. The idea behind this is to see which… Read More Introducing “Passing Danger Index”: Measuring The Immediate Danger A Player’s Passes Pose to Opposing Back Lines
The 2022 edition of Latvia’s top flight, the Virsliga, will be decided on the final match day. This article previews the match, offering several key data visualizations and analysis on what we could expect from both matches and what it means to the title race.… Read More Latvia’s 2022 Virsliga Comes Down to the Wire: Previewing The Title-Seeking Teams’ Matches
This article will take a look back at and visualize each Kuala Lumpur City FC and Al-Seeb Club’s data in their matches leading up to the final. It dives deep into each team and their opponents to see what we could expect from these clubs, the danger each team brings, and possible areas of weakness their opponent could exploit.… Read More AFC Cup Final 2022 Data Preview: Kuala Lumpur City vs. Al-Seeb
This article introduces and develops, with examples, a new metric for football/soccer analysis. Added Receiving Rate (ARR) attempts to determine the overall receiving rate added (or subtracted) from their teammates.… Read More Introducing “Added Receiving Rate”: Measuring Player Ability to Give Teammates Better Chances at Receiving a Pass
What top soccer league in UEFA is thee most competitive? This article answers that by determining at the Gini Coefficient of the past 5 seasons for each league.… Read More Determining the Most Competitive Top UEFA League
Which teams have the most travel in the 2021/22 Champions League Group Stage? This article breaks down each club’s travel to show which clubs and groups involve the toughest travel schedule.… Read More Which Teams & Groups Have the Most Travel in the 21/22 Champions League Group Stage?
Spurs’ major weakness is their lack of a top-tier center back. So far this summer they have been linked with Lille’s Sven Botman, Inter’s Milan Škriniar, Bologna’s Takehiro Tomiyasu, and Sevilla’s Jules Koundé. This article details and compares each players’ 2020/21 statistics to shed light on which player Spurs should prioritize.… Read More Tottenham’s Center Back Situation: An In-Depth Analysis of Spurs’ Current Center Backs and Rumored Transfers