Pursuit of Innovation in the Premier League
Many organisations spend considerable sums on collecting data of their players, but lack the capability to systematically store and analyse the data using sophisticated qualitative techniques, such as computational statistics and machine learning. Data gathering for the sake of it can be very futile unless it is used to drive action during the athletic process. While technology on its own cannot guarantee success, the focussing of time and effort in developing robust analytical processes has great potential. Some contemporary practitioners now have first-hand experience of how the intelligent use of ‘sports analytics’ can improve player acquisition and performance management.
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