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Notes From: Using and Creating Scientific Knowledge to Improve Physical Performance in Football #TUMFC15

On September 10th, Teesside University and Middlebrough FC hosted a football medicine and science conference entitled: ‘Using and Creating Scientific Knowledge to Improve Physical Performance in Football’. Middlesbrough FC Sport Scientist, Jonathan Madden,...

FIFA Finally Permit the Use of GPS in Competitive Football: What is the Way Forward?

So the news we have all been waiting for has arrived… at last FIFA has officially allowed GPS in competitive matches. FIFA first permitted GPS to be used in the (male) U20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 and the Women’s World Cup Canada 2015. Following this press release,...

Sport Informatics and Analytics #UCSIA15

Without a formal qualification in Sports Science, I’ve had to work hard to understand the reasons behind the types of analytical work I’ve undertaken for clients. My degree was as far from sports science as you could get (business and engineering), but...

A Basket of Visualisations

It seems that for anyone wanting to display their data analysis talents, sporting data is the first place they look. From The Guardian and BBC, to individuals working with free to use software, whenever there’s a significant sporting event, or even when there isn’t,...