PLAYING STYLE CLASSIFICATION (PCA RESULTS)

Below are the results from the PCA used to classify the playing styles of positions. For each playing style I have listed the contributing factors to the principle component with the event with the highest weighting listed first. For each playing style I have then listed the players who are fully embody the style. Details of the study can be found here. For more information you can reach me on Twitter @TomBrownTweets Goalkeepers: Central Defenders:…

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PLAYING STYLE INTERACTIONS AND OPTIMISING PLAYER RELATIONSHIPS

This analysis is largely influenced by the work of Mark Carey and Mladen Sormaz who presented at last years OptaPro forum, I highly recommend you have a read of their research here.  Introduction This study aims to classify the playing styles within each position and then examine the relationships between the playing styles by exploring how one style performs in conjunction with another. Classifying playing styles would allow for more accurate comparisons between players. For…

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