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Analytics FC Podcast

Analytics FC is a football podcast looking at the beautiful game in a different light. Each episode, we’re joined by a guest from the world of football analytics to talk about the ways we can use numbers, statistics and data to better understand the sport.

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Episode 32, Part 1: Xarius Desai (Brentford)

In which we chat to Xarius Desai, performance analyst at Brentford FC, about his role and football analysis more broadly.Tweet us! www.twitter.com/AnalyticsFC---------------Find Joel and Bobby on twitter:Joel www.twitter.com/MessiSecondsBobby www.twitter.com/BobbyGardiner---------------Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY. Logo created by Erik Wagner from the Noun Project.

25mins

31 Oct 2016

Rank #1

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Episode 31: Rory Campbell (West Ham United)

This week we met Rory Campbell, Head of Technical Analysis at West Ham. Tweet us! www.twitter.com/AnalyticsFC---------------Find Joel and Bobby on twitter:Joel www.twitter.com/MessiSecondsBobby www.twitter.com/BobbyGardiner---------------Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY. Logo created by Erik Wagner from the Noun Project.

43mins

4 Oct 2016

Rank #2

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Episode 30: Rene Maric (Red Bull Salzburg)

This week we're joined by Red Bull Salzburg and Spielverlagerung's Rene Maric!Tweet us! www.twitter.com/AnalyticsFC---------------Links from the podcast:Rene's twitter www.twitter.com/ReneMaricSpielverlagerung (English) http://spielverlagerung.com/Spielverlagerung (German) http://spielverlagerung.de/---------------Find Joel and Bobby on twitter:Joel www.twitter.com/MessiSecondsBobby www.twitter.com/BobbyGardiner---------------Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY. Logo created by Erik Wagner from the Noun Project.

37mins

20 Sep 2016

Rank #3

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Episode 29: New Season - Introductions

Beginning of the new season. In Season 2 Episode 1 of the Analytics FC Podcast we introduce Joel Salamon and Jeremy Steele to the team.Follow us! http://www.twitter.com/AnalyticsFCJoel's intro video: https://youtu.be/hyssqYD-gxA---------------Links from the podcast:Packing article http://statsbomb.com/2016/08/unpacking-packing/---------------The guys can be found on Twitter:Bobby http://www.twitter.com/BobbyGardinerJoel http://www.twitter.com/MessiSeconds
analyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions!---------------Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY. Logo created by Erik Wagner from the Noun Project.

47mins

19 Aug 2016

Rank #4

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Episode 28: Michael Caley and Mike Goodman

In Episode 28 of the Analytics FC Podcast we are joined by Michael Caley and Mike Goodman to discuss their new podcast (The Double Pivot), the recent Champions League Final and to roundup our favourite team’s 15/16 seasons.
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Links from the podcast:http://www.howlermagazine.com/060616-dp-klinsmann-isnt-wrong/ (Latest episode of The Double Pivot)
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The guys can be found on Twitter:
Mike Goodman is @ TheM_L_GMichael Caley is @ MC_of_ADouble Pivot Podcast is @ DoublePivotPod
Analytics FC is @ AnalyticsFC
Tom Worville is @ Worville
Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSam
analyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions!
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Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
Logo created by Erik Wagner from the Noun Project.

56mins

7 Jun 2016

Rank #5

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Episode 27: David Sumpter

In Episode 27 of the Analytics FC Podcast we are joined by David Sumpter, author of Soccermatics: Mathematical Adventures in the Beautiful Game, to discuss his new book. We also are running a competition to win 3 copies of the book. Listen to the podcast or check our Twitter for details! Competition runs until 12/05/16 and is for UK listeners only.---------------Links from the podcast:http://www.fourfourtwo.com/search/content/soccermatics (David's work over at FourFourTwo)http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/soccermatics-9781472924124/ (Buy the book here!)http://statsbomb.com/2016/04/the-search-for-confidence-and-the-hot-foot-theory/(Bobby Gardiner's "Hot Feet")---------------The guys can be found on Twitter:David Sumpter is @ SoccermaticsAnalytics FC is @ AnalyticsFCTom Worville is @ Worville
Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSamanalyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions!---------------Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
. Logo created by Erik Wagner from the Noun Project.

25mins

5 May 2016

Rank #6

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Episode 26: Uncut

In Episode 26 of the Analytics FC Podcast we take your questions from Twitter. Remember this isn't edited, you were warned! ---------------Links from the podcast:https://twitter.com/search?q=tobin%20heath&src=typd (Tobin Heath cooking up the ?)http://statsbomb.com/2016/04/the-search-for-confidence-and-the-hot-foot-theory/ (Bobby Gardiner on the 'Hot Foot')https://twitter.com/wosostats (WoSo Stats on Twitter)http://frontoffice.report/arsenal-and-what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-expected-goals/ (Richard Whittall on Expected Goals and Arsenal)---------------The guys can be found on Twitter:Analytics FC is @ AnalyticsFCTom Worville is @ Worville
Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSamanalyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions!---------------Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
. Logo created by Erik Wagner from the Noun Project.

54mins

25 Apr 2016

Rank #7

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Episode 25: Paul Riley

In Episode 25 of the Analytics FC podcast we are joined by blogger Paul Riley. We talk to Paul about his recent work about picking a data-driven England squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 tournament, his work around goalkeeper analytics and take your questions from Twitter.---------------Links from the podcast:http://differentgame.wordpress.com/ https://differentgame.wordpress.com/2016/02/19/englands-dna/ https://differentgame.wordpress.com/2016/02/27/englands-euro-2016-squad-initial-planning/ https://differentgame.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/england-at-euro-2016-a-case-for-the-defence/ https://public.tableau.com/profile/paul.riley#!/vizhome/PremierLeague201516xGMap/PremierLeague201516ShotonTargetxGDashboard (Expected Goals Dashboard)https://public.tableau.com/profile/paul.riley#!/vizhome/201516PremierLeagueKeyPasses/PremierLeagueKPnAssists (Chance Creation Dashboard)---------------The guys can be found on Twitter:Paul Riley is @ footballfactmanAnalytics FC is @ AnalyticsFCTom Worville is @ Worville
Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSamanalyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions!---------------Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
. Logo created by Erik Wagner from the Noun Project.

31mins

16 Mar 2016

Rank #8

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Episode 24: Jen Lute Costella

In Episode 24 of the Analytics FC Podcast we are joined by Jen Lute Costella, co-founder of hockey analytics consultancy LCG Analytics. We talk about the overlaps between ice hockey (hockey) and football, the current state of hockey analytics and Jen’s work with LCG Analytics. We also find out about Jen’s previous work with a public analytics project and the upcoming Hockey 101 series too, which is going to be an intro to the sport of Ice Hockey, keep an eye out for it!From the plugs section, don’t forget the code ANALYTICSFC when buying your tickets to the Sport + Data event in London next week to get them for *free*. Book and find more about the event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/football-and-data-analytics-tactics-and-leicester-newcastle-live-tickets-22409080162 ---------------Links from the podcast:http://www.lcganalytics.com/ (Jen’s consultancy)https://jenlc13.wordpress.com/ (Jen’s blog)t.co/975wI5kmcJ (Football Analytics Search Engine)https://t.co/DBMXZxDfo5 (Unusual Efforts: Soccer by women, for everyone - Indiegogo)frontoffice.report (Richard Whittall’s new project)---------------The guys and gals can be found on Twitter:Jen Lute Costella is @ RegressedPDOAnalytics FC is @ AnalyticsFCTom Worville is @ Worville
Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSamanalyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions!---------------Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
. Logo created by Erik Wagner from the Noun Project.

43mins

9 Mar 2016

Rank #9

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Episode 22: Sam Jackson

In Episode 22 of the Analytics FC Podcast we are joined by goalkeeper analytics blogger, Sam Jackson. We talk about the important qualities Sam looks for in a goalkeeper, why he writes about the “non-shots” stats and then discusses some of his recent work, including his GPI metric and his upcoming Opta Pro Forum presentation. We also find out Sam’s favourite goalkeepers and close out the podcast with your questions from Twitter.---------------Links from the podcast:https://outsidersin.wordpress.com/---------------The guys can be found on Twitter:Sam Jackson is @ Sam_Jackson94Analytics FC is @ AnalyticsFCTom Worville is @ Worville
Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSamanalyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions!---------------Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
. Logo created by Erik Wagner from the Noun Project.

46mins

9 Feb 2016

Rank #10

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Episode 20: Simon Gleave

Guess who’s back! In Episode 20 of the Analytics FC Podcast we are joined by Simon Gleave, Head of Analysis at Infostrada Sports. We discuss Simon’s fascinating background, his role at Infostrada Sports and some of the public work he’s done in football analytics recently, and take your questions from Twitter.Links from the podcast:http://scoreboardjournalism.wordpress.com/ http://www.infostradasports.com/ http://euroclubindex.com/ Please take the time to give us a rating on iTunes here: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/analy…id991610009?mt=2. It really helps us grow the audience for this podcast and get new people involved.---------------The guys can be found on Twitter:Simon Gleave is @ SimonGleaveInfostrada Gold is @ InfostradaGoldEuro Club Index is @ EuroClubIndexInfostrada Sports is @ Infostrada LiveAnalytics FC is @ AnalyticsFCTom Worville is @ Worville
Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSamanalyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions!---------------Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
. Logo created by Erik Wagner from the Noun Project.

54mins

27 Jan 2016

Rank #11

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Episode 19: Tom Payne

In Episode 19 of the Analytics FC podcast we are joined by Huddersfield Town performance analyst and Spielverlagerung and New York Red Bulls writer Tom Payne. We talk tactics; breaking down a few key concepts to understand them better, the combination of both analytics and tactics and find out the sides that Tom enjoys watching.If you're interested in sponsoring the podcast, send us an email using the address below.Please take the time to give us a rating on iTunes here: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/analy…id991610009?mt=2. It really helps us grow the audience for this podcast and get new people involved.---------------The guys can be found on Twitter:Tom Payne is @ TomPayneftblAnalytics FC is @ AnalyticsFCTom Worville is @ Worville
Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSamanalyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions!---------------Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
Logo created by Erik Wagner from the Noun Project.

33mins

30 Nov 2015

Rank #12

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Episode 18: Debate Edition

In Episode 18 of the Analytics FC podcast we debate a number of topics back and forth, including "Teams should sell players that outperform expected goals", "The demise of Grantland will impact the promotion of analytics" and "An English team will get the CL semis" - an interesting and fun pod, we hope you'll agree! Links to things we mentioned on the podcast:- Chad Murphy on selling your overperformers: http://soccer.chadmurphy.org/blogs/moneyball-but-for-selling-using-xggoals-ratio-to-profit/- 11Tegen11's Expected Goals Ratio:http://11tegen11.net/2014/02/11/putting-expected-goals-to-the-test/- James Yorke on Juventus' start to the season:http://statsbomb.com/2015/11/why-have-juventus-struggled/- Joel Salamon's Youtube channel:https://www.youtube.com/user/MessiSeconds- Danny Page on multiplying Expected Goals:https://medium.com/@dannypage/expected-goals-just-don-t-add-up-they-also-multiply-1dfd9b52c7d0If you're interested in sponsoring the podcast, send us an email using the address below.Please take the time to give us a rating on iTunes here: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/analy…id991610009?mt=2. It really helps us grow the audience for this podcast and get new people involved.---------------The guys can be found on Twitter:Analytics FC is @ AnalyticsFCTom Worville is @ Worville
Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSamanalyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions!---------------Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
Logo created by Erik Wagner from the Noun Project.

45mins

20 Nov 2015

Rank #13

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Episode 17: Damien Comolli

In Episode 17 of the Analytics FC podcast we briefly discuss the new Analytics FC consultancy and then welcome former Liverpool and Tottenham Director of Football Damien Comolli onto the show to talk about his previous roles, evaluating transfers, quantifying defenders and goalkeepers and how injury prevention may be the next frontier in Football Analytics.If you're interested in sponsoring the podcast, send us an email using the address below.Please take the time to give us a rating on iTunes here: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/analy…id991610009?mt=2. It really helps us grow the audience for this podcast and get new people involved.---------------The guys can be found on Twitter:Analytics FC is @ AnalyticsFCTom Worville is @ Worville
Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSamanalyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions!---------------Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
Logo created by Erik Wagner from the Noun Project.

51mins

13 Nov 2015

Rank #14

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Episode 16: Fanalyst Roundtable

In Episode 16 of the Analytics FC Podcast the boys are joined by fellow analysts Ben Torvaney and Bobby Gardiner to shamelessly plug their recent work, the battle between being an analyst and being a fan, what we shouldn't use analytics for, Jamie Vardy, the use of analytics in the play-offs and we take your questions from Twitter. The NYA Soccer post we talk about at the end can be found here: http://www.northyardanalytics.com/blog/2015/01/02/player-contributions-to-cash-flow/ If you're interested in sponsoring the podcast, send us an email using the address below.Please take the time to give us a rating on iTunes here: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/analy…id991610009?mt=2. It really helps us grow the audience for this podcast and get new people involved.---------------The guys can be found on Twitter:Michael Caley is @ BobbyGardinerBen Torvaney is @ stats_snakeoilAnalytics FC is @ Analytics_FCTom Worville is @ Worville
Sam Gregory is @ GregorydSamanalyticsfcpodcast@gmail.com for any comments and questions!---------------Intro music is MMHHMM by LiamLRY
Logo created by Erik Wagner from the Noun Project.

53mins

3 Nov 2015

Rank #15