It's a Numbers Game! Increasingly, data, statistics & numbers are being used to inform our views on how we watch & play the beautiful game.BOOK TICKETS
It's a Numbers Game! Increasingly, data, statistics & numbers are being used to inform our views on how we watch & play the beautiful game. Joining us this evening to make sense and nonsense of the burgeoning popularity of statistical, tactical and analytical football writing will be
Michael Cox runs the website Zonal Marking, focusing on tactical analysis, and also writes regularly for the Guardian and ESPN. He is writing a book about the tactical development of the Premier League, due for release in June 2017. Follow him @ZonalMarking
Andy McGeady is a columnist for The Irish times and you might have read some of his previous work for the Irish Examiner, the Paddy Power blog, TheJournal.ie, Balls.ie or perhaps somewhere like HalcyonMag or ExtraTime.ie. Andy regularly uses data to find interesting and ununsual angles for sports stories. Follow him @andymcgeady
Duncan Alexander is Opta’s Head of Editorial, co-creator of @OptaJoe and author of the recently published OptaJoe’s Football Yearbook. Opta is the world's leading sports data provider & their mission is to create a global standard for live sports data. Follow him @oilysailor
Miguel Delaney will be your host for this evening's chit-chat. Miguel is based in London where he works for ESPN and the Irish Sunday Independent on the Premier League, Champions League and international football. Miguel is currently working on a book on the history of the European Cup and Champions League.
The evening will conclude with a screening of the classic movie Moneyball about Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.