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Laptop Gurus

There's been an explosion of data in football and Twenty3 wants to put you at the centre of it with Laptop Gurus. Each fortnight, we take a deep dive into three of the biggest stories in football, armed with our innovative Content Toolbox and the assistance of expert data-savvy guests to bring you a deeper level of analysis than ever before.Like what you hear? Make sure you're following Twenty3 on LinkedIn and Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Interview: Tampa Bay Rowdies Head Coach Neill Collins

We've heard from people at all levels of football but how does the head coach at a professional USL Championship side integrate data and analysis into his workflow? Tampa Bay Rowdies HC Neill Collins joined Tom Bodell on the latest episode of Laptop Gurus to reveal all. In this episode, Neill explains how he ended up Stateside, how he became Rowdies HC, and how he and his staff use data and analysis in recruitment, planning and much more.To find out more about Twenty3, visit our brand-new website, drop us an email and make sure you're following us on Twitter and LinkedIn. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

42mins

22 Apr 2021

Rank #1

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Interview: Atlanta United's Head of Technical Recruitment & Analysis at Atlanta United FC, Lucy Rushton

Lucy Rushton's career has taken her to one of the most successful and instantly recognisable franchises in Major League Soccer – Atlanta United. The Five Stripes were MLS Cup winners in 2018, in only their second season after entering the league, and have won plenty of plaudits for their success on and off the field, as well as unearthing numerous gems including Miguel Almirón and Josef Martínez. Via spells at Watford and Reading, Lucy has risen to become Atlanta United's Head of Technical Recruitment & Analysis and, in this fascinating episode of Laptop Gurus, she explains her career path, her experiences of working with data and analytics in football (and soccer!), how she came to work for the Five Stripes and the tools, resources and processes which put a winning team on the field in MLS.To find out more about Twenty3, visit our brand-new website, drop us an email and make sure you're following us on Twitter and LinkedIn. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 6mins

26 Mar 2021

Rank #2

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Interview: Jamie Carragher on data & analytics in football & punditry

Former Liverpool defender turned Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher is our guest on the latest episode of Laptop Gurus, providing a fascinating insight into the world of data and analytics from two perspectives.As one of the most talented defenders of his generation, as well as being a bona fide Anfield legend, Carragher has transferred seamlessly to the world of punditry to become one of the most respected and informative analysts on television. And it's that expertise the 38-cap England international brings to this exclusive chat for Laptop Gurus.Carragher discusses his own experiences of data and analysis under managers including Rafa Benítez and Brendan Rodgers, how ProZone was used throughout his career, transitioning to the Sky Sports studio, the tools and resources he uses to keep his finger on the pulse of football, the pundits he admires and also wades into the debate about expected goals. To find out more about Twenty3, visit our brand-new website, drop us an email and make sure you're following us on Twitter and LinkedIn. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

51mins

10 Mar 2021

Rank #3

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Interview: Mike Donovan – Portland Timbers' #StatMan

Mike Donovan, #StatMan for Major League Soccer's Portland Timbers, is our guest on Laptop Gurus this week. Mike's work at the Timbers includes compiling and looking into the franchise's data to discover stats, facts and quirks for his weekly columns, the club's social media output and more.He also talks about some of the most exciting young players currently plying their trade in MLS – Eryk Williamson, Henry Kessler, Julian Araujo and Daryl Dike (who has since joined EFL Championship side Barnsley, proving Mike's credentials!)You can follow Mike on Twitter. To find out more about Twenty3, email us via info@twenty3.sport See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33mins

19 Feb 2021

Rank #4

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Marco Rose to BVB, Florian Wirtz + André Silva/Luka Jović at Eintracht Frankfurt

Laptop Gurus returns with Bundesliga expert and freelance journalist Chris Williams stopping by to provide some fascinating insight into Germany's top-flight. Alongside host Tom Bodell, he discusses: What's gone wrong for Borussia Dortmund and whether Marco Rose should their next head coachBayer Leverkusen's breakout star Florian WirtzEintracht Frankfurt's forward line of André Silva and Luka Jović.Follow Twenty3 on Twitter and LinkedIn to learn more about what we do. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49mins

5 Feb 2021

Rank #5

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MLS Special: Inter Miami, Atlanta Utd, LA Galaxy + hot prospects

Major League Soccer expert Chris Smith joins host Tom Bodell for the first episode of 2021 to take a deep dive into some of the league's biggest stories – The challenge facing Phil Neville at Inter MiamiHow Atlanta United are going back to their roots with Gabriel HeinzeWhat Greg Vanney must do to restore LA Galaxy to successFive hot young prospects you need to watch in 2021Follow Twenty3 on Twitter and LinkedIn to learn more about what we do. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 4mins

22 Jan 2021

Rank #6

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Bundesliga Special: Bayern, Union Berlin, Schalke and more!

For the final episode of Laptop Gurus in 2020, we turned our attention to the Bundesliga with the help of Twenty3 ambassador and freelance journalist Constantin Eckner.On the agenda in this episode: A closer look at the Bundesliga's four Champions League representatives and how they'll fare in the knockout rounds, some love for underdogs Union Berlin and a critical look at Schalke who inexplicably find themselves rooted to the bottom of the table following a dreadful 2020.Follow Twenty3 on Twitter and LinkedIn to learn more about what we do. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 5mins

18 Dec 2020

Rank #7

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Jack Grealish + Chelsea's 'siege weapon': Reece James and Hakim Ziyech

Each fortnight Laptop Gurus aims to go deeper on the biggest stories in football with the help of Twenty3's innovative Content Toolbox.In episode three, Squawka's Content and Social Media Editor Jake Entwistle joins host Tom Bodell to discuss some of the biggest stories in European football – how Jack Grealish has established himself as a key man for club and country and why Chelsea pair Reece James and Hakim Ziyech are a Premier League 'siege weapon'.Follow Twenty3 on Twitter and LinkedIn to learn more about what we do. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46mins

25 Nov 2020

Rank #8

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Saints march on + why Auba is best left where he is

Each fortnight Laptop Gurus aims to go deeper on the biggest stories in football with the help of Twenty3's innovative Content Toolbox.In episode two, Ranks FC's Sam Tighe joins host Tom Bodell to discuss three of the biggest stories in European football – Southampton's remarkable ascent to the Premier League summit, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's isolation on the left for Arsenal and whether someone, anyone other than Juventus will win the Scudetto. Follow Twenty3 on Twitter and LinkedIn to learn more about what we do, or email info@twenty3.sport. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50mins

12 Nov 2020

Rank #9

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Deadline Day Special: What Partey brings to Arsenal + why Man Utd signed Cavani

Each fortnight Laptop Gurus aims to go deeper on the biggest stories in football with the help of Twenty3's innovative Content Toolbox. In the inaugural episode, Sky Sports' Data Editor Adam Smith joins host Tom Bodell to discuss two of the biggest transfer deadline day moves – Thomas Partey's switch to Arsenal and Manchester United's capture of Edinson Cavani.Follow Twenty3 on Twitter and LinkedIn to learn more about what we do. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

26mins

16 Oct 2020

Rank #10