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  • Using Data to Find a Morgan Gibbs-White Replacement for Sheffield United

    The use of data-led scouting is rapidly increasing as the use of numbers in football becomes more and more relevant. Data collated from sites such as Wyscout allows for comparison between players from different leagues across the globe without clubs having incur the cost of sending scouts.   This provides football clubs with the facility…

  • Michael Beale – The New QPR Boss Ready to Transition From Assistant to Head Coach

    For many clubs, appointing a head coach yet to take charge of a first-team game can be seen as a huge gamble. That gamble is more so for a side trying to weave their way out of the EFL Championship, which many would describe as the most difficult league in the world.   For Queen’s…

  • How Luton Town Defied The Odds with a Moneyball Approach

    Luton Town, a team often written off by opposing fans, teams and even the bookies. According to an article from YorskhireLive on 31 May 2021, the Hatters were fourth in the bookies’ favourites to be relegated to League One at 3/1. A prediction that they blew out of the water, finishing in the playoff places to…

  • How Bournemouth Returned to the Premier League under Scott Parker

    AFC Bournemouth’s top-flight return arrives at an interesting moment in the club’s history. After earning promotion back to the Premier League at the second time of asking, the Cherries are hoping to pull off a surprise or two under Scott Parker in 2022-23.   “You see regularly it in teams that get promoted: the challenge…

  • Finding the Best Championship Centre Midfielder Purely From Data

    In today’s write-up, we will be finding the best centre midfielder in the EFL Championship from the 2021/22 season purely by the use of data. Disclaimer: I am not suggesting the players mentioned are better than the rest of the central midfielders in the league; this is purely based on research of data/stats.   Just…

  • The Sleeping Giant of Lancashire: How Preston North End Can Take the Next Step Under Ryan Lowe

    Preston North End: one of the founding members of the footballing league. A club that is richly covered in past glory and memories. The invincible season of 1888-89 in which Preston North End completed the double of the league and cup whilst unbeaten, leaving them to be called ‘The Original Invincibles’ due to Arsenal’s invincible…

  • Norwich’s 2021/22 Summer Signings Reviewed

    Following on from a hugely successful Championship-winning season, Norwich City had important signings that had to be made to not only compete in the Premier League, but massively improve from previous transfer failings in the 2019/20 relegation season. Important positions were not filled and ultimately led to another season of disappointment.   The players signed…

  • Years of Pain, Anguish and Missed Opportunities Finally Put To Bed as Nottingham Forest Clinch Promotion Back to the Premier League

    Sunday 29th of May 2022 – a day that will live long in the memory of any Nottingham Forest supporter, a day that washed away all the pain and hurt of too many failed opportunities to break through into the Premier League once again.   A lot of agony along the way was rendered irrelevant,…

  • Analysing Hull City’s Midfield Targets

    There are many areas in which the takeover of Turkish TV magnate Acun Ilcali has seen significant improvements at Hull City since its completion in January.   Financial transparency, a clear plan moving forward and promises of a five-star, all expenses paid for holiday in Turkey for 500 fans to name just a few, but…