The Hammarby Football Analytics Seminar

Are you interested in football analytics, tactics and statistics and live in Stockholm or nearby? Would you like to be involved at the forefront of research in this area?

In 2020 Hammarby are, together with Uppsala University and Twelve football, running a football analytics seminar. We will have presentations about ongoing projects on analytics, from visiting guests, masters students and Hammarby staff.

Hard at work! Technical director Ola Larson, masters student Xiaoyi Ji and Hammarby data scientist Fran Peralta discuss playing style metrics at Årsta. Photo: David Sumpter.

The seminars will typically be once a month on Wednesdays 3pm or Friday 2pm at our training ground at Årsta throughout the year.
Participation is by application only and limited to 15 external participants. We are looking for people with a background in maths, statistics, coaching and/or IT who want to use their skills in football analytics. Hammarby fans will be given priority, but we are also looking to have a diversity of backgrounds involved.
To apply, simply send an email to marcus@twelve.football. Write roughly 250 words about your background and why you would like to be involved. Applications can be sent in at anytime, but we will form an initial group by the end of February 2020.

USA vs Netherlands Preview

USA vs Netherlands Preview: Can Oranje Stop The US?

Four years ago, the United States made it to the World Cup final. In 2015, they faced a Japan side that never really gave the Americans much of a game at all, and the US won 5-2. The Netherlands will be hoping to give the US a much tougher test this time. Can they do it?

In order to get here, it’s fair to say the Dutch didn’t exactly thrill us as they defeated Sweden 1-0 in extra time. This was the kind of resolute performance that you tend to see late in tournaments, with the Netherlands looking as though tiredness might be something of a factor. Nonetheless, they toiled away and a Jackie Groenen strike from outside the box was good enough to win on the night.

The US, meanwhile, contested a much more entertaining game against England in which Christen Press and Alex Morgan goals in the first half were enough to see off the Lionesses, though there were questions of game management as England came close to equalising a few times in the second half. Both finalists were just winners in the semis, but that doesn’t mean either put in flawless performances. Read More