Football is a simple game complicated by idiots. We’re the idiots.
Analytics United came about as an idea when we started writing about football analytics for West Ham fanzine KUMB. In our first foray into analytics-focused coverage for a fanzine, we realised that we would have a lot to explain.
Stats and analytics are the nerdy side of the game, a part of football for gamers and fools. But football is changing. Analytics driven insights are being used with increasing regularity within the game and the coaches of today are revolutionising the way in which we use data to inform our understanding.
The world of football analytics can feel like a mystifying place. Hundreds of statistics revealing different things only to be further clouded by absurd acronyms. Our mission is to break down that fog of confusion and make analytics properly accessible to fans.
And just one more thing… Ever watched Match of the Day waiting for Alan Shearer and Ian Wright to talk about your team’s 1-0 win and the stunning performance of your left-back only to be disappointed by a few quick jokes before they move on? As the focus tightens further on the big six, we want to bring this content to fans that might have to wait till midnight to catch the goals again.
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Jack and Cal look back on a key week at West Ham with a vital six points secured against Olympiacos and Nottingham Forest to discuss the developing (/unraveling) midfield blend and the lack of support through recruitment, defensive recovery pace or lack thereof, and who we’d like to come in should Moyes leave at the…
It was a mixed week at West Ham with a stunning 3-1 win over Arsenal in the EFL Cup followed by a disastrous 2-3 defeat to Brentford in the Premier League. Jack and Cal discuss failures in build-up against the Bees, general lack of control, and increasingly worrying defensive errors throughout the team. And here’s…