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:
- Goal kicking accuracy
- Win probabilities
- 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.