Month: May 2017

Sébastien Haller to Eintracht Frankfurt

Sébastien Haller has been transferred to Eintracht Frankfurt from FC Utrecht for the transfer fee of £5.2 million. Our current worth of Haller is £2.7 million. That is a considerable difference. Moreover with an Overall Efficiency of 0.96% Haller is likely to be a disappointment for Eintracht Frankfurt. Even though Haller’s likelihood to disappoint of only 1.81% (which is low) means that it is unlikely that Haller’s Football Efficiency will change at Enintracht Frankfurt. Haller’s Offense Efficiency of 0.16% is also not helping. The issue is that although Haller scored a lot in the Dutch Eredivisie he also produced a lot of shots that did not score.

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Bernardo Silva to Manchester City

TransferMarkt listed the possible transfer fee for Bernardo Silva at £20 million, but The Football Efficiency Monitoring System valued Bernardo Silva at £40 million. Now Bernardo Silva is going from AS Monaco to Manchester City for the sum of £42.50 million. This valuation is based on the following Football Efficiency chart of Bernardo Silva:

FC Utrecht: senseless substitutes

Besides using The Football Efficiency Monitoring System for supporting decision for buying and selling players, or selecting the starting eleven, The Football Efficiency Monitoring System is also usable for supporting decision making in real time during the match for substitutes. In the match against AZ in the play offs for playing in the Europe League FC Utrecht showcased how The Football Efficiency Monitoring System would have helped making better decisions. Continue reading “FC Utrecht: senseless substitutes”

Joost van der Leij

Joost van der Leij
Joost van der Leij

Joost van der Leij is a philosopher of statistics who has a lot of experience in mental coaching. He has written three books on Bayesian statistics besides many books about mental coaching. The three books on statistics are: The Logic of Uncertainty, More Than True and Psychology Without Content. This year he started a collaboration with the Aubrey Daniels Research Institute for Behavior Analysis of the VU-university of Amsterdam, ranked #73 in The Times International University Ranking, to research and expand his ideas with behavioral science.

Joost has done statistical research into mental coaching and Personality Neuroscience in the period 2013-2017. Asked in the summer of 2016 to help a professional football team to improve their performance, he first developed during the European Championships a statistical model to demonstrate that player improved through mental coaching.

The first iteration of the football model predicted correctly that Portugal would win the final over France. That result and other good results, made it that Joost van der Leij expanded the model to what it is now: a statistical model to measure the efficiency of football players.

Joost van der Leij himself has a history in sports. As a youngster he trained one week with the Dutch national team under eighteen in volleyball. During his career as a mental coach and trainer he has helped a marathon speed skating team to improve their numbers of wins. Currently his Neurogram® model for personality neuroscience is used at the Inter Rijswijk volleyball team to improve their results.

Joost van der Leij is a very original thinker and comes up with solutions that no-one else has thought of. For that reason, when you want you football club to take an edge on the competition, make sure you introduce the Neurogram ® model for personality and team dynamics and football efficiency statistics.

Ed van Vliet

Ed van Vliet
Ed van Vliet

Ed van Vliet has been playing football ever since 1980. Currently he is team manager of the first team of Nicolaas Boys in amateur football. As a sports reporter he is on local radio he analysis local amateur matches.

Ed is the first analyst to have used our prototype for analyzing the football efficiencies of players.

Barcelona U19: full integration of first, second and youth team highlighting Jordi Mboula

One of the lessons we learned analyzing all the players we analyzed, is how important it is to have a full integration of the first, second and youth teams. Although nowadays being send to the second team or youth team is considered a punishment, it would be much better if players understood that playing in an easier competition is an excellent opportunity to increase their Overall Efficiency. Of course, players find it okay to play in the second or youth team after recovering from an injury. But currently, a player’s image is too much of a concern that big name players would create problems if they were sent to the second or youth team. Nevertheless, introducing a culture in football where playing in the second team is a good opportunity to get form back after a bad series, would profit a club a lot. Continue reading “Barcelona U19: full integration of first, second and youth team highlighting Jordi Mboula”