After the takeover from PIF, Newcastle United was set to become one of the main players in January’s transfer market. This has indeed been the case, with the Magpies already… Data-driven scouting for Newcastle
As a case-study, AZ Alkmaar proves that logical thinking and a rationale vision could be a winning formula, also when applied to football. Further, it reminds us of the growing importance of data analytics in the Beautiful Game, a sport that many believed to be too difficult to be analysed. What FC Liverpool, AZ, FC Midtjylland and a few other teams are accomplishing with the help of data analysis should inspire many other football clubs, at all levels. Thirdly, player development could drastically improve with the right quantity and quality of information.