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The data shows that whether a team is winning or losing affects the shots they take, but should game state be included in predictive models?

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Central Winger: How to measure a player's influence through touches

An article by Devin Pleuler analysing the correlation between a players position on the pitch and their influence on the game.

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The High Press: Manager Tendencies and where AVB went wrong

Colin Trainor continues to measure the intensity of teams' high press, this time looking at the effect that individual managers have on a team.

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In the Future: No one will talk about football analytics

Richard Whittall assesses how the media coverage of analytics will change as it becomes the norm in football.

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World Cup Penalty Kick Analysis

Coach Johan of the Shut-Out University blog looks at the stats behind the penalties taken at the 2014 World Cup.

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The Science of Scouting: Defenders

Leicester City’s head of technical scouting Rob Mackenzie, tackles the tricky business of assessing the the performance of defenders.

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