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Analytics FC is a football podcast looking at the beautiful game in a different light.

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Analytics FC is a football podcast looking at the beautiful game in a different light.

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Just discovered this gem

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Please keep producing your great content!

Best football analytics podcast

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Best football analytics podcast out there.

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4 Ratings
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Just discovered this gem

By scottpowers4 - Dec 01 2015
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Please keep producing your great content!

Best football analytics podcast

By crmdwg21 - Jun 11 2015
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Best football analytics podcast out there.

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

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Analytics FC Podcast

Latest release on Nov 15, 2016

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 27: David Sumpter

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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.
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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")
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The guys can be found on Twitter:
David Sumpter is @ Soccermatics
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.

May 05 2016

25mins

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Rank #2: Episode 28: Michael Caley and Mike Goodman

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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_G
Michael Caley is @ MC_of_A
Double 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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Jun 07 2016

56mins

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Rank #3: Episode 29: New Season - Introductions

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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/AnalyticsFC
Joel's intro video: https://youtu.be/hyssqYD-gxA

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Links from the podcast:
Packing article http://statsbomb.com/2016/08/unpacking-packing/

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The guys can be found on Twitter:
Bobby http://www.twitter.com/BobbyGardiner
Joel http://www.twitter.com/MessiSeconds
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.

Aug 19 2016

47mins

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Rank #4: Episode 26: Uncut

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In Episode 26 of the Analytics FC Podcast we take your questions from Twitter. Remember this isn't edited, you were warned!

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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)

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The guys can be found on Twitter:
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.

Apr 25 2016

54mins

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Rank #5: Episode 25: Paul Riley

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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.
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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)

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The guys can be found on Twitter:
Paul Riley is @ footballfactman
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.

Mar 16 2016

31mins

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Rank #6: Episode 24: Jen Lute Costella

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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
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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)
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The guys and gals can be found on Twitter:
Jen Lute Costella is @ RegressedPDO
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.

Mar 09 2016

43mins

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Rank #7: Episode 22: Sam Jackson

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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.
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Links from the podcast:
https://outsidersin.wordpress.com/
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The guys can be found on Twitter:
Sam Jackson is @ Sam_Jackson94
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.

Feb 09 2016

46mins

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Rank #8: Episode 20: Simon Gleave

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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.
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The guys can be found on Twitter:
Simon Gleave is @ SimonGleave
Infostrada Gold is @ InfostradaGold
Euro Club Index is @ EuroClubIndex
Infostrada Sports is @ Infostrada Live
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.

Jan 27 2016

54mins

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Rank #9: Episode 19: Tom Payne

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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.
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The guys can be found on Twitter:

Tom Payne is @ TomPayneftbl
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.

Nov 30 2015

33mins

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Rank #10: Episode 18: Debate Edition

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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-1dfd9b52c7d0

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.
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The guys can be found on Twitter:

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.

Nov 20 2015

45mins

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Rank #11: Episode 17: Damien Comolli

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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.
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The guys can be found on Twitter:

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.

Nov 13 2015

51mins

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Rank #12: Episode 16: Fanalyst Roundtable

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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.
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The guys can be found on Twitter:

Michael Caley is @ BobbyGardiner
Ben Torvaney is @ stats_snakeoil
Analytics FC is @ Analytics_FC
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.

Nov 03 2015

53mins

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Rank #13: Episode 15: Michael Caley

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In Episode 15 of the Analytics FC Podcast we are joined by Michael Caley to talk about his new Expected Goals model, what it contains, what teams it likes and doesn't likes, why it doesn't work outside the Top 4 European leagues and we take your questions from Twitter.

You can read more on Michael's latest model here: http://cartilagefreecaptain.sbnation.com/2015/10/19/9295905/premier-league-projections-and-new-expected-goals

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.
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The guys can be found on Twitter:

Michael Caley is @ MC_of_A
Analytics FC is @ Analytics_FC
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.

Oct 26 2015

47mins

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Rank #14: Episode 13: Michael Cox

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In Episode 13 of the Analytics FC Podcast we are joined by Michael Cox (writer at Zonal Marking, The Guardian and ESPN FC among others) to talk about the origins of Zonal Marking (the blog), the combination of tactics and analytics and the future of analytical football writing. Michael also gives some tips on how to break into football journalism. You can read Michael's blog at http://www.zonalmarking.net

Another plug for Intopress, if you're an aspiring young writer and want to get started in the football journalism industry check it out: www.intopress.co.uk/

Also a reminder to apply for the Opta Pro Forum here. The deadline is this Sunday (October 18th): www.optasportspro.com/about/optapro-blog/

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.
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The guys can be found on Twitter:

Michael Cox is @ Zonal_Marking
Analytics FC is @ Analytics_FC
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.

Oct 16 2015

47mins

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Rank #15: Episode 12: Gab Marcotti

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In Episode 12 of the Analytics FC Podcast we are joined by journalist Gab Marcotti to talk about the recent anti-stats pieces, analytics in the mainstream media, how analytics and #FootballMen can work together, the future of football (and sports) analytics and we take questions from Twitter!

Another plug for Intopress, if you're an aspiring young writer and want to get started in the football journalism industry check it out: www.intopress.co.uk/

Also a reminder to apply for the Opta Pro Forum here: www.optasportspro.com/about/optapro-blog/

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.
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The guys can be found on Twitter:

Gab Marcotti is @ Marcotti
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.

Oct 13 2015

1hr 11mins

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