State of the Stats 2017

Welcome to the third annual State of the Stats survey! Every year I try to gather people's hopes, fears, bantz and snidery into one set of data to provide some insight into the health of the football analytics community.

This year has been an absolute bonanza of new content, not least because of the continuing generosity of StrataBet in providing their data to bloggers. This has led, among other things, to a booming Scottish analytics scene for what seems the first time, so this year I've added a few geographic questions into the mix. At the same time, some well loved and eminently scrapable apps and data sources have fallen by the wayside in the form of StatsZone and Squawka, so let's see what effect if any these changes have had on the landscape.

Thanks in advance for any time you can spend responding!

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    Working as a pundit on TV
    Writing for free on established websites
    Consultant to professional football clubs
    Using stats for my own enjoyment and understanding
    Working at a data provider
    In sports academia
    Hosting/appearing in stats videos
    Working as an agent/intermediary
    Hosting/appearing on stats podcasts
    At a professional football club
    Working in the gambling industry
    Writing on my own stats blog
    Writing about football stats & analytics for money
    Consuming stats & analytics content
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    Overall player ratings
    Expected assists models
    Passing ability models
    Shot charts
    Team/opposition analysis
    Goalkeeper ratings
    Squad profiles (ages/market values etc)
    League table predictions
    Sequence metrics
    Pressing metrics
    Pass clustering
    Defender ratings
    Pass maps
    Individual match predictions
    Expected goals models
    Finishing ability models
    Team metrics like TSR/PDO etc
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