Strategy and Graphs

Interesting post here on how a football team’s strategy can be visualised with graphs to hint at likely match outcomes. I hadn’t appreciated quite how much football data was openly available – see here!

So we now have a more scientific rival to Paul The Octopus!

Maybe there are some imaginative business-type applications linked to this, distinct from the established social network analysis? The tricky part is getting good data of course, although perhaps rough proxies can sometimes be used for indicative purposes.

Related: interesting discussion of football visualisation methods considered by the BBC here.

Picture credit here.

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