R For Sport - Calculating Rolling Averages in R

Hi everyone, in this weeks R For Sport post we are looking at how to calculate rolling averages using different packages that have been developed specifically for R.

An Introduction to R - Working with CSV Data

Hey everyone, Welcome back to this weeks R for sport post. This week, we will start working with CSV files in R. I will show you how to read the data into an R environment, manipulate the data and export the data to a new file.

An Introduction to R - Using StatsBombR

Hi Everyone, This week we are stepping back in time a bit, returning to the origins of my blog and showcasing some R. We will be walking through an Introduction to R, focussing on StatsBombR.

Tutorial - Team Shot Dashboard

Hi guys, In this weeks tutorial, we are expanding on the shot plot we created in R by adding some extra information to easily understand the plot and some context around it.

Importing StatsBomb Data in to R

Since I wrote this first post back in 2019, a few things have changed with how our capture the data from the StatsBomb open data sets. So this post, is mostly unchanged, but the code itself is different and will work with newer versions of R, namely 4+.

Comparing Players in the FA WSL

This post is aimed at walking through one method of comparing players upon specific metrics within a league setting. For this example I will use a couple of different metrics from the free StatsBomb FA WSL dataset.

A look at attacking and defensive effectiveness

The use of scatter plots can provide a lot of information in a quick snapshot. In this blog post I provide an overview of some uses the scatter plot can have in comparing relational data to see where a team fits compared to their opposition.

Tutorial - Plotting shots using StatsBomb freeze frame data

Following on from last weeks post on plotting passes, I thought it might be fun to plot the shots and locations of players using the shot freeze frame in StatsBomb data.

Tutorial - Plotting Passes on a pitch

For this tutorial I am going to show you how to plot all the passes from a match on a pitch. We are going to go through this in a few steps and add some detail as we go.

The missing piece - Throw-ins

In football, set-piece scenarios are often considered as threatening and given considerable time towards mastering in the hope of positive outcomes. However, one piece teams often under value are throw-ins, particularly when they occur in the final third of the pitch.