Follow Friday – Performance Analysts on Twitter

Follow Friday or #ff is something normally done on twitter itself but I wanted to be different as there are still very few people on twitter compared to something like Facebook. The main reason I use twitter is to find interesting articles/news items and build up a good network of people in analysis.

So to encourage those not on it here is a list of analysts/statto’s I currently follow. It’s not a finsihed list so if you have anybody who you would like to add leave a comment below.

So here goes – in no particular order.

@Optajoe – The official page of Opta Sports Football coverage. This is the account to follow if you want to bamboozle your mates down the pub.

@LucozadeInsider – Not an analyst but is a sports scientist working with the backroom staff at England’s top flight clubs. Some great insights.

@Soccermetrics – A startup that develops enterprise-level analytics software and provides statistical consulting services for the soccer industry.

@ProzoneSports – Great for keeping with their news and links to some great articles on performance analysis.

@the_numbers_game – A lay statistician with a love for the beautiful game. Author of A Beautiful Numbers Game blog. Guest author at the Transfer Price Index blog.

@andy_b123 – A contributor to this site in the past Andy keeps us up to date with the sports science world in Scottish football. Sport Scientist at Hamilton Accies F.C.

@socceranalysts – A collection of articles from some of the top american stattos/bloggers on football soccer!

@sports_analysis – Offering professional freelance analysis to sports clubs, individuals, universities, colleges and schools in the south east of England. A good perspective on life as a freelance performance analyst.

@sloansportsconf – The huge american conference on sports analytics, great way to keep up-to-date with the goings on in the build up to the 2012 conference.

@Harvard_sports – This is one for the geeks but some excellent articels and research on american sports. We’re the Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective (HSAC), a student organization dedicated to quantitative analysis of sports strategy and management.

@soccerquant – This is the twitter account of a really excellent blog. Can’t recommend this enough for informative, well presented articles on soccer. Professor at Cornell University. Editor,

@OfficialADJ – WRU – Performance Analyst – North Wales.

@onfooty – Excellent blog and well worth following. I write about soccer analytics. Football geek. Software geek. Data geek. Storyteller.

@scotthelmich – One of very few Premier League Analysts on twitter. Analyst for Swansea City AFC!

@edsulley – 1st Team Performance Analyst with Manchester City. That title speaks for itself really. A must follow.

@mcfcgavinfleig – Head of Performance Analysis at Man City. Another must follow.

@BrianPrestidge – Head Of Performance Analysis at the Mighty Bolton Wanderers.

@markupton – Some great insights from a specialist coach in OZ. Specialist coach in Australian Football League (AFL). Interest in training/teaching methods & how ICT can help. Some great pieces on how we learn.

If you know of anybody else who should be on this list leave a comment below.




Rob Carroll. Founder of The Video Performance Analyst. Always learning.