Mar 2 • 1HR 14M

Episode 4: The lost city of Stat-lantis

Ancient wonders Arsene Wenger stole from the world

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Tiotal Football
A podcast about how the internet changed soccer analysis
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From 2011 to 2012, when Arsenal bought the company, the StatDNA blog was a soccer nerd Atlantis. With one of their first posts, they gave a treasure trove of event data to the world for free and announced a research competition. In one of their last posts, they announced that they'd hired the winner of that competition, Sarah Rudd. In between, they basically completed the next decade of soccer analytics blogging — and then vanished into the sea (or the Wayback Machine).