FB Ref gets a lot of its advanced metrics from StatsBomb, which is the dominant player in the analytics market. For more information, see our Launch Blog Post, the overall leagues/competition page with details on leagues and seasons we include, or our About Page. Can Juventus make it 10 straight league titles? He was said to be asymptomatic and in good health condition. Find out more. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Saturday, October 17, 8:27PM. We’re the guys that were stuck behind that door that Brian always kept locked, but Sean has finally set us free. I remember some English fans scoffing at Owen Hargreaves, viewing him as a “utility player”. The Uruguayan Primera Division is apparently where the real value can be found. Note that player records are likely not complete for their careers. Westfalenstats: Analytics in an Empty Stadium. It obviously doesn’t account for performance in these different positions, nor does it make a distinction between players whose positional minutes are narrowly distributed but who just about pass the threshold in numerous positions and those whose minutes are distributed more evenly across a few positions. 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Everton? Born: ESPN+: Live games and replays (U.S. only) Meanwhile, Juventus confirmed Ronaldo has returned to Italy after testing positive for the coronavirus in Portugal. StatsBomb make data available from a handful of seasons and leagues for research purposes (WyScout also offers similar). Juventus and USMNT midfielder Weston McKennie has tested positive for the coronavirus, the club has announced. Do Fans Play a Part in the Home Advantage? If you have any interest in accessing this data, they provide some guidance on doing so using R or Python. He had been separated from the rest of the Portugal group after testing positive for COVID-19 on Monday. We have also added coverage for major international cups such as the UEFA Champions League and Copa Libertadores. Career: 96 MP, 8 Gls, 4 Ast, 20 CrdY, 0 CrdR, 2020-2021: 2 MP, 0 Gls, 0 Ast, 0 CrdY, 0 CrdR, Juventus, MF, United States Match Observations: Super Sub Marco Reus Guides Dortmund to Victory, Dortmund Claim Hard-Fought Win Over Hoffenheim, Let’s actually understand what we’re watching for once, Borussia Dortmund vs Hoffenheim: How To Watch, Time, TV Channels, and More. FBref.com launched (June 13, 2018) with domestic league coverage for England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and United States. These articles won’t be for everyone (so feel free to skip them), but I think there is probably some demand for a light, accessible look at some of the cool research that is going on out there. I’m sure you were wondering what that dull humming was. Italy's top division is on ESPN+. If anyone is interested in taking the course and wants some help, or has any questions, feel free to give me a shout in the comments, or on the Discord server. The plan for future roundups is that I will cover three or four cool pieces of research or resources that I think will be of interest to people here, and occasionally, I’ll spend a whole roundup looking at a single piece that is particularly important (or particularly complicated). They talk about Dortmund, his Erling Haaland "bromance", the Revierderby, and more! Or write about sports? FBref includes what we believe is one of the most complete sources for women's soccer data on the internet. But a blog post like this isn’t trying to be all-encompassing, so these limitations shouldn’t be held against it. In collaboration with StatsBomb, we are including advanced analytical data such as xG and xA for select competitions. Ben Torvaney compared player versatility across the leagues, Match Preview: Borussia Dortmund Visit TSG Hoffenheim, The Daily Bee (October 16, 2020): Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho Named Finalists for Golden Boy Trophy. They’ve been tracking your behavior and selling all your secrets to raise money to pay for the writers to go on a writer’s retreat in Tulsa. I’m currently working through the course myself, and because it is freely available, you can work through it at your own pace. Just reading through their timelines is a great way to learn plenty about the sport, whether learning about research that confirms long-discussed ideas in football or challenges everything we know. If you have any questions, suggestions, or if something doesn’t make sense, let me know in the comments (or come find me on the Discord server) and I’ll do my best to help! Serie A home | Schedule | Standings, "This procedure will allow all persons negative to the controls to carry out regular training and match activities, but will not allow contact with people outside of the group," a statement from Juventus said. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? I remember a time when versatility and positional flexibility was viewed as a knock on a player. McKennie, 22, becomes the second Juventus player to test positive this week, following Cristiano Ronaldo's result announced on Tuesday. He had played in the Nations League match against France on Sunday and against Spain in a friendly last week. Do you have a sports website? Are you a Stathead, too? Finally, as stated in the blog post, it also doesn’t account for those that are capable of playing numerous positions but didn’t. - Stream new episodes of ESPN FC Monday-Friday on ESPN+ (1:12). Should you be interested in carrying out some of these analyses yourself, or simply want to learn a little more about what these nerds are talking about, I’d very highly recommend taking a little look at this course, the Mathematical Modelling of Football (and the YouTube channel operated by the same folks, Friends of Tracking).