ERIK TEN HAG has brought in Kevin Keij from Ajax to become Manchester United's new first-team performance analyst.
ERIK TEN HAG has brought in Kevin Keij from Ajax to become Manchester United's new first-team performance analyst.
KITMAN LABS have analysed the graduation rates between age groups and at the factors influencing them at a Premier League Category One Academy. Darcy Norman and Michael Bridges told us about the findings.
MLADEN SORMAZ, Leicester City’s first Head of Football Analytics, has left the club after three years to join Miami-based private investment firm 777 Partners.
EVERTON’S Head of Performance Insights, Paul Graley, has left the club after 13 years.
HUDL will now integrate human performance into the analysis process after acquiring Spanish company Realtrack Systems.
BAYERN MUNICH used a huge videowall at their training ground for the first time on Wednesday ahead of their final Bundesliga game of the season.
RAVI MISTRY has been promoted to Head of Football Insights at Manchester City as the club continue to invest heavily in their data science capability.
NEWCASTLE boss Eddie Howe says Mark Leyland has become an “integral part of our team” since joining in the new role of First-Team Coach/ Analyst in December.
CELTIC are having great success with a manager and quartet of players signed from the J-League. Is it time for more clubs to start looking to Japan for talent?
TOLLY COBURN has been promoted to Data Analytics Lead by Arsenal as they continue to reshape the department.
ARSENAL’S Tyler Cox has been appointed as the new Director of Analytics at MLS side Seattle Sounders.
AT 26, Piet Cremers is younger than the average age of Manchester City’s playing squad (27) and almost half the age of their manager, Pep Guardiola (51). But despite his callow years, the Dutchman has become an important and influential member of Guardiola’s backroom staff at the Etihad.
MIKKEL KELDMANN, the Head of Quantitative Analysis at Danish champions Brondby, explains how the club's data operation went from one intern (him) to fully-automated analysis.
CATHERINE HESFORD has left the Football Association after five-and-a-half years to become Manchester City’s first Head of Talent Science.
MARIELA NISOTAKI is the Head of Emerging Talent at Norwich City - and the only female scout on the circuit in the UK. She told us what her job involves, how she balances data with live eyes and why Norwich are an ambitious club doing things their own way.
LIVERPOOL’S Head of Post-Match Analysis, Mark Leyland, has joined Newcastle United in the new role of First-Team Coach Analyst.
JEREMY DOKU is one of the most coveted players in European football. Could AI models have predicted the success of his move from Anderlecht to Rennes?
WITH football data now more abundant than ever, it's crucial for clubs to have an effective pipeline for it, explains David Perdomo Meza, Head of Engineering and Data Science at Twenty3.
ARSENAL'S Mikhail Zhilkin offers advice to clubs looking to make their first foray into data science.
FORMER Arsenal data scientist Arjav Trivedi has joined Aston Villa’s new Football Research department.
MARIELA NISOTAKI, the only full-time female football scout in the UK, has been promoted to the new role of Head of Emerging Talent by Norwich City.
WHEN Vincent Kompany was appointed player-manager of Anderlecht, one of the first staff he took with him was Manchester City Performance Analyst Richard Bredice. The Englishman tells TGG what it's been like working with the Belgian legend.
FORMER Cardiff City manager Russell Slade says he is leading a group of 850 players in taking legal action against the data collection industry in football.
MANCHESTER UNITED have appointed Dominic Jordan as their first Director of Data Science “to drive forward the club’s use of data to help players and staff deliver success on the pitch.”
JOHN IGA says his new role as Norwich City’s Head of Data, Strategy and Innovation is about “trying to out-smart our opponents and really out-think them to give advantages that can help us achieve our goals.”
TGG's Big Data 2021 Webinar, shedding light on how top individuals and organisations are using data science in football, is now available on-demand.
SHEFFIELD UNITED have hired Pablo Pérez from Valencia to become their new Head of Analysis.
JOSH KIRK has left Sheffield United after three years to become Head of Analysis at Premier League Brentford.
SUNDERLAND'S new Head of Data and Analysis, James Young, tells TGG about his first five months at the club and his ambitions for the future.
VILLARREAL analyst Victor Mañas looks ahead to tonight's Super Cup final against Chelsea - and back on 13 years working with manager Unai Emery.
SARAH RUDD, Arsenal’s Vice President of Software and Analytics, is leaving the club after nine seasons for a “new gig” with “an all-star cast.”
OUR Python Masterclass, which gives an introduction to the football capabilities of one of the world's most popular programming languages, is now available on-demand.
ARSENAL have hired Dutchman Kevin Balvers from Malmo to become their first Football Methodology Analyst.
HOFFENHEIM have been described as the most innovative club in football. Now they're working on a solution to democratise tracking data.
CARDIFF CITY Head of Analysis Jack Radusin reveals how the club use live video on the bench on matchday.
DEFENDER Ben Gibson has revealed the lengths that Norwich went to to sign him on loan from Burnley last year - and how they ‘knew more about me than me’ at their first meeting.
KEVIN DE BRUYNE employed the services of data analytics company Analytics FC as part of the negotiations over his new four-year contract with Manchester City.
LAURENCE STEWART, the Head of Recruitment for AS Monaco, explains the core principles of the club's transfer strategy.
CRYSTAL PALACE Recruitment Manager Omar Yabroudi, once described as the richest scout in the world, has returned home to Dubai to join the UAE Football Association.
BREXIT has shut the door to English football for a lot of European players, but it has also opened one for the rest of the world. Dan Altman, founder of smarterscout, explains how clubs can properly evaluate players from far-flung leagues.
THE Football Association has started the process of replacing Head of Performance Insights Kate Baker, who left the organisation in February to join UK Sport.
SUNDERLAND have made two major hires, with James Young appointed Head of Data and Analysis and Stuart Harvey as Head of Recruitment.
MONACO have made another major off-field hire as they continue to pursue the “Red Bull model of success.”
A PLAYER'S position only tells us so much about them - as a comparison of Roberto Firmino and Robert Lewandowski shows. Paul Power of Stats Perform explains how we can carry out some more sophisticated analysis of a player.
EVERTON have revamped their analysis department, with Paul Graley moving into a new Head of Performance Insights role at the club.
LAST summer Arsenal made their senior scouts redundant and announced a more video and data-driven approach. Now those changes are starting to take effect.
A PhD in computational astrophysics, developing trading systems for a £30bn hedge fund and policy advisor for the British government: not your typical CV for a member of backroom staff. However, these are just some of the credentials of Laurie Shaw, who has been appointed Lead AI Scientist by Manchester City.
SAM STANTON, who was Head of Analysis at Bristol City for seven years, has joined the new Player Insights team at Southampton.
SOUTHAMPTON'S Lead Data Scientist, Alex Kleyn, explains how the club use data to ensure the new B team is tactically aligned with Ralph Hasenhuttl’s first team.
FORMER Manchester United player and coach Tony Coton has returned to the club after 12 years to become Chief Goalkeeping Scout.
MARK LEYLAND has been promoted to Head of Post-Match and Elite Player Analysis by Liverpool following the departure of Harrison Kingston to Moroccan Football Federation earlier this month.
TABLEAU is becoming an increasingly important tool in professional football, in a variety of different roles, so TGG has teamed up with Touchline Analytics to offer a Masterclass.
DATABASE of scouts who have been made redundant by English clubs during the Covid-19 pandemic who are now available for work.
LIVERPOOL’S Head of Post-Match Analysis, Harrison Kingston, has left the club after eight years to join the Moroccan Football Federation.
BEN MACKRIELL, VP of Pro Products at Stats Perform, explains why it's shape and not formation that matters in football.
MANCHESTER CITY have teamed up with Google Research to launch an AI football competition which they hope will ‘test and refine’ tactical principles on the pitch.
BLACKBURN ROVERS Head of European Scouting Glyn Chamberlain says clubs need to start allowing scouts back into games, or else the profession could be facing an apocalyptic scenario.
MATHEW PEARSON has been promoted to the new role of Head of Performance and Analysis by Wolves.
THE Premier League is providing its clubs with synchronised tracking and event data for the first time, in what has been described as a “democratisation of data”.
FORMER Bristol City Head of Analysis Sam Stanton explains how the club went from just one member of analysis staff to being leaders in the field.
ARSENAL Technical Director Edu has said he will be working a “a lot more” with StatDNA, their in-house data and analytics company, as part of the club's revamp of recruitment.
SKILLCORNER finally answer the question of which of the 'Big 5' leagues is the most physically demanding, by analysing physical performance according to intensity, sprinting and volume.
FOR the last two years, Liverpool have been working with Paris tech firm SkillCorner, which is able to turn broadcast footage into valuable data and insights.
MIGUEL RIOS, Opta Pro’s Head of Football, has joined Watford to play a prominent role in their scouting and analysis operations.
MANCHESTER CITY’S most experienced analyst, Aaron Briggs, has left the club after nine years to join Monaco.
OLIVER GAGE, the Head of Recruitment and Performance Analysis for the Canadian Premier League, on his work as a personal analyst and coach for strikers.
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN recruitment co-ordinator Chris Baker has left the club after three years to join Manchester City.
JOHN-MARK SISMAN has been appointed to the new role of Performance Physicist by Manchester City.
GARRY GELADE, described as the elder statesman of football analytics after his pioneering work for clients including Chelsea, has died at the age of 74.
SMARTERSCOUT founder Dan Altman reveals the six roles he's seen most often in data departments during his work with teams around the world.
DAVID SLEMEN, founding partner of Elite Performance Partners, explains why the role of Director of Strategy and Analytics should be non-negotiable for any ambitious football club.
LIVERPOOL Director of Research Ian Graham says that although manager Jürgen Klopp “intuitively understands the numbers”, he does not have "day-to-day or week-to-week" contact with the club's data team.
DAN ALTMAN explains how he plans to 'liberate' football analytics with smarterscout - and shares the lessons of his two seasons with Swansea City.
SMARTERSCOUT runs the rule over Birmingham City's Jude Bellingham to decide whether he could be the best 16-year-old in European football.
RICHARD BATTLE, Everton's former Head of Football Strategy, gives TGG his thoughts on how data science will develop in the next five years.
LIVERPOOL'S Lead Data Scientist, William Spearman, delivers a step-by-step guide on how he builds pitch control models and quantifies the creation of space.
MANCHESTER UNITED Head of Football Development John Murtough is heading up a working group developing the club’s data science strategy.
DATA collection and analysis in elite sport can amount to “ubiquitous surveillance” and result in feelings of anxiety, precariousness and performance fatigue among participants, new research has shown.
BRIAN PRESTIDGE has been promoted to Director of Insights and Decision Technology at City Football Group, meaning he will head up data science across nine teams including Manchester City.
TIM WASKETT, one of the unsung heroes from Liverpool's data science team, explains the work they do in the Royal Institute Christmas Lectures.
FIFA has awarded “quality certification” to four Electronic Performance Tracking Systems (EPTS) after carrying out the “largest validity study of its kind”.
ENGLAND manager Gareth Southgate and Belgium Head of Analysis and Innovation Luke Benstead have explained how they create their own metrics to give context to data for their teams.
MLADEN SORMAZ, Leicester City's Head of Football Analytics, explains how teams can avoid becoming overloaded with information.
TRAINING GROUND GURU is launching a new jobs section, aimed at showcasing the best opportunities in coaching, performance, medical and analysis available in professional football.
MLADEN SORMAZ, Head of Football Analytics at Leicester City; Luke Benstead, Head of Performance Analysis and Innovation for Belgium, and Ed Sulley, Director of Customer Solutions for Hudl, discuss the current state of data science in football and where it could be headed.
MORE than 150 delegates from countries including France, Denmark, Russia and the United States attended TGG’s first Big Data Conference at Emirates Old Trafford on Friday.
TGG has five partners for the Big Data Conference on November 22nd - Hudl, OptaPro, Sport Logiq, Playermaker and IMeasureU. All are leaders in data collection and analysis in elite football. Read more about them here.
LIVERPOOL’S Director of Research, Ian Graham, says the club have developed a metric called ‘goal probability added’ to assess players.
MANCHESTER CITY’S most senior data scientist, Lee Mooney, has left the club after six years to launch a start-up.
TGG's upcoming conference, 'Big Data: The Future of Football', has sold out with almost three weeks to go.
PAUL BALSOM, Leicester City’s highly-experienced Head of Performance Innovation, says a rare alchemy has taken the side to heady heights in the Premier League this season.
GARY ROWETT'S trusted lieutenant Joe Carnall will take on a new Technical Coach role at Millwall, which will see him relay statistical and video analysis from the bench on matchday.
WYSCOUT founder Matteo Campodonico explains how he came up with the idea for the scouting and analysis platform, how clubs use it and why he believes Big Data will transform the way it is used.
DATA SCIENCE is the growth area in football, yet also one of the least understood. At this special event, we will be finding out what the top Premier League and international teams are doing, from the experts who are doing it.
MLADEN SORMAZ has been appointed as Leicester City’s first Head of Football Analytics.
SEVILLA Sporting Director Monchi says “Big Data is the future of football” and that engineers and physicists are more in demand than scouts.
MANAGERS are supported by an unseen network of tactical analysts on matchday. Derby County's Joe Carnall gives us an insight into this often secret world.
CHARLIE REEVES was headhunted by Everton, having had a unique dual role as data analyst and energy trader when he was at Forest Green Rovers.