Events & Conferences, featured

Football and Data Conference – 21st May 2014

14 May , 2014  


Analysis Marketing are running their second “Football and Data Conference – Use of Data Analysis On and Off the Field” on Wednesday 21st May in The Courtrooms, Browns St Martins Lane in London. The conference will be taking a further look at the interaction between football and data. They’ll be taking a look back at More…

General Advice, Performance Analysis

Performance Analyst Jobs Survey

8 May , 2014  


Getting a Performance Analyst Job There is so much talk about jobs in the performance analysis industry that I thought it would be worth getting the views of those that do the hiring. Below are the results of a survey I conducted asking for the views of those responsible for hiring the next wave of More…

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Diary of an Analyst, featured, Performance Analysis

Diary of a Performance Analyst – International Rules

6 May , 2014  


The following article is based on my time working with the Irish International Rules Team. Hopefully it gives you a run-down of the work I did with the team and my reflections on the whole experience. Forming The Backroom Team The manager Paul Earley was selected early in 2013 for the 2 test games played More…

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featured, Performance Analysis, Product Reviews


2 May , 2014  


Guest Writer: The PA Guy (Gunnar Mattiasson): This post originally appeared on his website When you’ve spent a small fortune on a good camera and you find that watching the movie clips you shoot with it makes you seasick, since it’s shaking so much, what do you do then? Camera equipment can be ridiculously expensive, More…

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featured, PA Courses, Performance Analysis

Online Performance Analysis Course

24 Apr , 2014  

Online Performance Analysis Course I am delighted to announce that after almost 10 years working as an Analyst and operating this site for 6 years I have now launched an Online Performance Analysis Course. I’ve lost count of the number of coaches and analysts who are starting out and want to learn more about analysis More…

featured, Performance Analysis, Research

Video Presentations & The Social Environment

23 Apr , 2014  


I came across this really interesting paper last week via twitter (thanks @ScottDUK) and thought it deserved more than a retweet. The social environment during a post-match video presentation affects the hormonal responses and playing performance in professional male athletes. Christian J. Cook & Blair T. Crewther Abstract This study examined the social environment effects during More…

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Performance Analysis Accreditation

13 Apr , 2014  

Following on from a blog posted here during the week I though I would add my 2 cents to this long running debate. Do we really need Performance Analysis Accreditation? I was always of the belief that it was something that was absolutely necessary for any industry but I’m not so sure any more. As More…

featured, General Advice

Funding You Performance Analysis

10 Apr , 2014  


Outside of the very top clubs in world sport, funding your performance analysis department can be difficult. Constantly going back to the powers that be looking for more money is time consuming and difficult. But are there ways you could finance some new equipment without asking the club for more money. I think there are, More…

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Events & Conferences, featured, General Advice

Performance Analysis Webinar Brian Prestidge

24 Mar , 2014  


Last week I hosted the first (of hopefully a series) of webinar’s with Brian Prestidge, Head of Analytical Development at Bolton Wanderers. Bolton are one of the pioneers of analytics thanks mainly to Sam Allardyce and the staff and culture he left behind. It was an absolute please that Brian was the first one up, More…

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featured, Performance Analysis, Product Reviews

5 Great Camera Accessories You Will Want

13 Mar , 2014  


So much of what we do comes down to collecting good footage in the first place. Although we can put a lot of time into choosing the right camera there are a whole heap of camera accessories that we should carry in our bag to make videoing easier and better. Here is a run down More…

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