We hope it will be a venue for some of our new thinking on football, money and data. We wrote the book Soccernomics because we believed that systematic data analysis could tell us interesting things about football. Our collaboration is a match of science and art, matching the numbers to a convincing story, something which we have to do in our day-jobs as a journalist and an academic.
Soccernomics had done well in the UK, the US and around the world since it was published in 2009, and we published a second edition in the spring of 2012 with three new chapters telling more stories using yet more data. But there’s no reason to stop there. Thus far, researchers have only scratched the surface of the football data mines. One of the aims of this blog is to talk about some of the research that is going on, and some of the uses to which that data is being put. For this new project, we’re also joined by journalist and consultant Ben Lyttleton, our partner in the Soccernomics consultancy.