Introducing radars

Introducing radars Hi everyone! It’s been a while since our last blog, but we have been very busy developing and improving our services. One of our new services is Data Science. You may have seen some statistics being displayed on our Twitter account (for example, see this tweet), and our main focus has been visualizing the…

The curious case of Bas Dost

The curious case of Bas Dost Bas Dost has announced his retirement from international football. The marriage between him and the Dutch national team was never a happy one, and now he has officially ended it. The Sporting CP striker is arguably the best goal-scorer the Netherlands has ever seen. He is the only player…

The video-analyst should be on the pitch

The video-analyst should be on the pitch In a typical football club, the technical staff might consist of a head coach, two or three assistant coaches and specialized coaches for the goalkeepers, defenders and attackers. Then there is the supporting staff: the physical coach, physical therapist, perhaps a sport scientist and one or more video-analysts…

Attacking (in)tuition

Attacking (in)tuition “Defenders should be dependable, attackers should be unpredictable” is the common stereotype. The first part is definitely true, as one defender’s mistake could lead to an opportunity for the opponent. That’s why many people believe that individual video analysis is more valuable to defenders than it is to attackers. They should do everything…

Can video-analysis be replaced by Big Data?

Can video-analysis be replaced by Big Data? Data plays an increasingly big role in football. It used to be just statistics, but now as much as possible is measured and analyzed. Training load is monitored using GPS-systems, and enormous databases of players can be searched for scouting purposes. Moreover, the location of players on the…

The Coach vs Tactalyse

The Coach vs Tactalyse One of the most frequently asked questions regarding Tactalyse is whether our tactical feedback interferes with the tactics of the coach. It’s a fair question. We usually don’t speak with the coaches, so how do we know what the coach wants from his player? Aren’t we giving the player conflicting advice?…

Tactical progression explained with statistics

Tactical progression explained with statistics Data-usage in football is hot. The amount of websites, companies and scientific studies trying to capture tactical performance in data is almost beyond measure. Mostly, they focus on the team-level tactics, although player statistics are used for individual tactical performance analysis as well. But how do the tactical fundamentals of…

Backdoor

Het dodelijkste tactische fundamental: En jij kan het ook In deze blog bespreken we een van onze aanvallende fundamentals: de backdoor. Het is een tactisch fundamental voor buitenspelers, maar hij kan ook uitgevoerd worden door spitsen en opkomende backs. Als je de backdoor goed uitvoert, ben je bijna onmogelijk te verdedigen. Het is een van…