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  • 30 Nov 2017

    More than what we paid for

    This week, Sportingintelligence released their annual Global Sports Salaries Survey (GSSS), providing insight into how pay varies across top sports leagues.

    The inclusion of average first team pay in the big 5 European leagues means we can, using our World Super League (which ranks teams globally according to how good they are), compare teams on a […]

  • 19 Jul 2017

    The realistic recruiter

    Signing new players represents one of the biggest opportunities to move the needle in football, regardless of our club’s size and stature. It also carries a huge risk: the cost of getting it wrong.

    Fans and other stakeholders expect new signings to make an instant impact, yet they often fail to become core players in […]

  • 13 Jul 2017

    An unwanted record

    Earlier this week we launched Acquisition, our new product that helps football clubs mitigate risk and maximise success in the transfer market. Acquisition was born out of us seeing the level of inefficiency in player trading and wanting to help clubs make smarter decisions with their money.

    For a good example of how money is often […]

  • 06 Jul 2017

    Finding undervalued talent

    As a football industry we’ve been trying harder and harder in recent years to find ‘undervalued talent’, with mixed success.

    Broadly, there are two approaches we can take. The first is bottom-up; finding traits or actions that our competitors dismiss, but actually tells us more about a player. For example, valuing the quality and quantity of […]

  • 12 Jan 2017

    A spike in demand

    The January transfer window is often a period of opportunism and seeking a short-term fix. The ability to bring players in can depend on a whole range of factors, including costs elsewhere in the squad, the seller’s appetite to sell, payment terms, and so on.

    The market conditions play a role, too; it’s useful to know […]