• Is Michael Carrick England’s Pirlo?

    The inaugural post on Hilltop Analytics introduced my one-page player snapshots. Now let’s put them to use in anger. There was a flurry of articles last month around the theme of, “Is Michael Carrick England’s Pirlo?” Searching Google for [carrick “england’s pirlo”] turns up 1130 hits, including a recent piece from the Telegraph. The Telegraph’s sub-headline makes […]

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  • One-page player snapshots

    Recently, I’ve been wondering what a one-page football player snapshot might look like. I like one page reports. They’re a good discipline to produce – because you have to discard everything you don’t really need – and they’re a fantastic way to keep a meeting on track. More than a page has people leafing through a […]

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