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Understanding Video Formats

18 Sep , 2014  

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Is there anything as frustrating as trying to open a video only for it not to work? You open your analysis software of choice but the video format just isn’t supported. Below is an explanation of something that drives people mad and frankly is something that is hard to get your head around. 2 Parts More…

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What’s a Performance Analysis Internship Worth

16 Sep , 2014  

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Don’t worry this is not another article about why unpaid performance analysis internships are wrong. You can read plenty about that here and here.  Instead I wanted to show how much an internship is really worth – to an employer. Some quick assumptions; Most of the internships or ‘work expereince’ roles advertised require  full-time hours, More…

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The CV is dead… Are You Ready

10 Sep , 2014  

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I saw this blog post recently on Seth Godin’s blog ‘Are You willing to build a trail‘. You really should sign up to Seth’s blog – it’s a great read and in this ADD world it doesn’t take long to read, at times the entire blog post isn’t much longer than a tweet. Seth posted More…

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Luck, Skill and Sport – A Tricky Relationship

8 Sep , 2014  

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Luck has a very tricky relationship with sport. I remember once sitting down with a coach and mentioning the word ‘luck’, it was in relation to one of his players having won a game with a last minute shot from a tricky angle. It was a fantastic shot and lead to an exhilarating win, but More…

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From House of Fraser to Performance Analyst

27 Aug , 2014  

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Guest Blog Post by Hannah Thomas, aspiring Performance Analyst. This time a year ago I worked as a Beauty Merchandiser at House of Fraser HQ. I was good at my job and had a lot of love for my beautiful, beauty obsessed colleagues – but that aside I was pretty disillusioned with the retail industry More…

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Ultimate Guide to Buying A Sports Video Camera

21 Aug , 2014  

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Not surprisingly good Video Analysis starts with getting good footage. I am always being asked for advice on buying a camera. So I have decided to pull all the key information into one handy to read document. The below Ebook will guide you through the key pieces of information you need when deciding to buy More…

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Why Unpaid Internships are Wrong

10 Jul , 2014  

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Why Unpaid Internships are Wrong … Almost all the time! Not many things are black & white in life and despite the headline of this article, there is some room for grey in this debate. However, I still believe firmly that people should be paid for their work (even the fact that you need to More…

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SQL for Performance Analysis – What’s it all about?

8 Jul , 2014  

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SQL isn’t new but it it is finding it’s way into more and more job applications. If you want to separate yourself from the 1,000’s of other applying for positions having programming and SQL skills can be a big help. In fact Ben Alamar (who knows a lot about sports analytics), said in a recent More…

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Do you REALLY want to be a Performance Analyst?

26 Jun , 2014  

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Do you REALLY want to be a Performance Analyst? Definitely the most common question I get asked by email. Students – future students wondering what it takes to get into Performance Analysis. The real answer is it will take a bit (maybe a lot) of luck but you need to be prepared as possible. Inspired More…

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10 Lessons from Performance Analyst – Bill Gerard

17 Jun , 2014  

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A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a Performance Analysis Interest Group meeting here in Ireland. It was really the first time ‘most’ of the analysts in Ireland got in the same room. Considering the size of the country and the number of analysts it’s surprising it has taken this long. More…