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VAR, What is it Good For?.

Posted: 2019-08-22 19:30:00+01:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

As Edwin Starr famously said, VAR, what is it good for? Well, let's find out...

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Opta Pro Forum 2018.

Posted: 2018-11-21 19:30:00+00:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

I finally wrote about the presentation I gave at the Opta Pro 2018 Forum....

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Automated Feature Engineering.

Posted: 2018-05-25 19:30:00+01:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

I recently gave a presentation on automated feature engineering at MancML....

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Deep Learning in R Using Keras.

Posted: 2017-09-11 19:30:00+01:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

I recently gave a presentation at the Manchester R Users Group on Deep Learning in R using Keras....

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An Alternatve to Radars for Visualising Football Data.

Posted: 2017-07-17 19:30:00+01:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

I've long been critical of the use of radar plots for visualizing football data and was recently challenged by a reader of this blog to come up with a better alternative so here we go...

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Opta Pro Forum 2017.

Posted: 2017-03-11 19:30:00+00:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

I wrote up the poster presentation I gave at the 2017 Opta Pro Forum for the Opta Pro blog looking at using machine learning to quantify footballer's decisions....

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Opta Pro Forum 2016.

Posted: 2016-12-20 19:30:00+00:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

With the 2017 Opta Pro Forum rapidly approaching, I thought it was about time I transcribed my presentation from the previous event....

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A Footballer Recommendation Engine.

Posted: 2016-06-30 19:30:00+01:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

With the transfer window well under way I thought I'd discuss my footballer recommendation engine for identifying potential transfer targets....

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Expected Goals and Uncertainty.

Posted: 2016-04-29 19:30:00+01:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

My Twitter feed seems to be increasingly taken up with discussions of Expected Goals in football yet there always seems to be something important missing from the discussion, and that's uncertainty...

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Ranking Football Teams Using Google's Page Rank Algorithm.

Posted: 2016-03-21 19:30:00+00:00. | By: Martin Eastwood.

I've discussed various techniques for ranking football teams on my blog before, such as using Massey Ratings to account for strength of schedule, but I've not covered Google's PageRank yet...

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