Sep 19, 2022 • 55M

Episode 2: Imagining a soccer analytics

It's not rocket science, but maybe it sort of is?

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A podcast about how the internet changed soccer analysis
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In Episode 2, we travel even further back to 2009, when Howard Hamilton starts what may be the first soccer analytics blog (there are many beginnings). Inspired by Michael Lewis’ Moneyball, he thinks about what a similar approach would require in a sport like soccer — and decides it’ll never work.


  • Howard Hamilton, Soccermetrics: Moneyball and Soccer (January 2009, first published on Hexagonalblog in November 2008)