Interesting article on how hard it is to analyse a game like soccer – sorry
, football. And then to leverage what you learn across other team-based activities.
How To Find The World’s Best Soccer Players – Forbes.com
Sophisticated statistics are changing the way many sports are being evaluated, both by fans and by the people who sign and pay players. Baseball was among the first; the practice was examined in the bestselling 2003 book Moneyball by Michael Lewis. Last year Lewis explored in The New York Times’ magazine how the NBA’s Houston Rockets try to use sophisticated data to evaluate basketball play. MIT’s Sloan School of Management now holds an annual and very popular Sports Analytics conference.