Footballistics on sale today!

Over the past 18 months I have had the great opportunity to work with ABC journalist James Coventry to provide statistical analysis and data visualisation for three chapters of his new book ‘Footballistics’. James also utilised a raft of very talented other analysts from other websites such as Figuring Footy, Matter of Stats, Ranking Software and HPN Footy.

This proved to be a lot of fun (and a lot of work!) and I’m looking forward to future questions and further investigation into a number of these areas. I contributed to three chapters, namely:

  1. Goal kicking accuracy
  2. Win probabilities
  3. Australian Football Hall of Fame

In each chapter there was some content that was left on the cutting room floor. In the next little while I will be looking to utilise this ‘extra content’ and fill out some of the analysis that was threaded throughout these chapters.

If you are keen to find out more or if you are interested in a copy, you can read more about Footballistics on the ABC Shop online.


A new beginning

Welcome to the new InsightLane website. This has been a long time coming, two years after I launched my bits-and-pieces Twitter account and launched a temporary website without my own domain.

This website is the hub of my statistics, insights, analytics, and data visualisation across a range of Australian-centric domains. It primarily will cover Australian football (specifically the AFL), with plans for bits of pieces of other sports, as well the odd snippet of weather and politics data.

The past 12 months has been a particularly busy time for myself on multiple fronts. One of these is particularly exciting and I am looking forward to being able to announce some news later on in the year.

The new footy season approaches and this year the AFL analytics community has (seemingly) (for the most part) lost the regular blog posts of pioneers @TheArc and @FiguringFooty. I have some new ideas and will look to take up some of their slack.

Please bear with me as I get to terms with the WordPress functionality and what I can and cannot do with this theme.

Always feel free to add me on Twitter or shoot me through an message with a question, compliment, criticism or idea.