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Why we have to be modest about football analytics

This is the first in a series on modern football analytics. It is written for people working in football – the coaches, the analysts and the players – for the people who want to apply numbers in football – the data scientists and the statisticians – and for the fans who want to understand how numbers are changing the game. It is written for you.

What effects can holidays have on football players?

Although holidays may be necessary physically and mentally, they can also negatively affect football players’ body composition and physical performance.

Metrica Sports and BIHub, empowering football from the grassroots through technology

Tactical analysis in football has undergone major developments in recent decades, largely powered by technology.

Staying fit in Team Sports? Francisco Seirul·lo’s Proposal

Coaches’ planning in elite performance sports involves description, forecasting, organisation, design, and assessment of all training stimuli.

How to organize training in team sports. The Paco Seirul·lo proposal

Following the proposal made by Professor Seirul·lo, practical proposals and the way of understanding training in team sports must be viewed from their own specific perspective.

Do players run less when their team is in possession of the ball?

The arrival of Johan Cruyff as FC Barcelona’s coach in 1988 caused a revolution in the way the game is understood and footballers are trained.

The Strength-Speed-Power Profile during competition

One of the main characteristics of elite football players is their ability to perform different actions at maximum speed. Its importance is such that most goals are preceded by sprints.

COVID-19 WILL ACCELERATE A REFORM IN THE WORLD OF FOOTBALL

There are two clear lessons we have learned from the pandemic: empty stadiums also empty football’s spirit, and leagues cannot be played in a normal condition if there is a permanent threat of disease.

ÁNGEL CAPPA, THE COACH AT THE CENTRE OF FOOTBALL

Cappa’s fundamental premise is to approach football without fear. You cannot coach a team ruled by fear of its rivals.

HOW CAN PLAYING WITHOUT AN AUDIENCE AFFECT THE MATCH RESULT?

The return of the competition almost three months later includes a change in the regulation that allows a maximum of 5 substitutions per game and a bigger number of players can be called.