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Opta Pro Forum 2016.

Posted: 2016-12-20 19:30:00+00:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

With the 2017 Opta Pro Forum rapidly approaching, I thought it was about time I transcribed my presentation from the previous event....

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It’s Not Just The Money: Quality of Signings Suggest China Could Become a Major Power in Club Football.

Posted: 2016-02-29 19:30:00+00:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

John Burn-Murdoch and the Financial Times have used my PlayerRatings model to analyse the recent flux of players moving to teams in the Chinese Super League - you can read the full article here...

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PlayerRatings And False Negatives.

Posted: 2015-04-23 19:30:00+01:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

My last article looked at how well my PlayerRatings model predicted which young players would go on to have successful careers. This time we explore false negatives - which top players may have wrongly had low PlayerRatings in their youth...

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Backtesting PlayerRatings.

Posted: 2015-04-09 19:30:00+01:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

Following my last article discussing my PlayerRating model for quantifying footballers, JackIO challenged me to test the model by looking at what young players it recommended...

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PlayerRatings And Team Quality.

Posted: 2015-03-09 19:30:00+00:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

My previous article introduced PlayerRatings, a mathematical model I’ve been working on over the past few months to quantify the ability of individual footballers. One of the nice characteristics of this approach is that player ratings can be aggregated together to create team ratings...

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PlayerRating: A Bayesian Method For Evaluating Football Players.

Posted: 2015-02-26 19:30:00+00:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

I originally submitted the idea behind this article to the recent Opta Pro Forum and although it was turned down I thought I’d write it up anyway incase anyone else was interested in the results...

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