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