Posts Tagged ‘stats’

More Harry the Hornet?

August 14, 2017

I was looking at the stats of my football blog (because analysis is the key to success) and the most popular post this year was to do with Harry the Hornet. Who knew this was what football fans wanted to read about??

Now my management team want me to write more stuff about Harry the Hornet. The only problem is I’ve more than exhausted my interest in Harry the Hornet. What to do?

Any advice will be gratefully received via the comments button or @viewfromthetrev

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Why do football clubs sign flops?

May 27, 2017

I’m currently reading a book about football scouting ‘The Nowhere Men’. The first thing I noted was how unglamorous¬† scouting is, followed by how badly they are paid.

Football clubs now deploy a network of scouts across this country, Europe and the world. Each scout has to write detailed reports, that are then logged on a central computer. These days clubs will also employ people to analyse data on the individual players. With all this going on you would think that a club would never sign a dud. Yet we know this is not the case and even when big money is spent on a player they can flop. It makes me think that despite all the advancements of player recruitment, it is still pretty much hit and miss.


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