AI Under Pressure: Impostor Syndrome

AI Under Pressure: Impostor Syndrome

Darth is joined by Barts, Rhodesy and Si to analyse the 4-1 shellacking at the hands of Napoli. The lads perform a post-mortem on the match and discuss * How do you concede 9 big chances in 47 minutes? * Pressing horror show * The Elliott role * Can't or Won't? …
AI Under Pressure: Identity Crisis

AI Under Pressure: Identity Crisis

Darth hosts Rhodesy and Barts to analyse the double header against Newcastle and Everton. On what might be the busiest UP ever the lads discuss * Outrun and outsprinted every match, what's going on? * LFC pass completion is at historically bad levels, but why does that matter? * Newcastle bigger, faster, stronger? * Time-wasting data collection! * Harvey & Baby Fab a nice idea. But why didn't it work? * VVD vulnerability * Evolving to Darwin? How do we make it happen? …
AI Under Pressure: REACTION

AI Under Pressure: REACTION

Darth is joined by Rhodesy, Barts and Si to analyse the record-breaking shellacking of Bournemouth. The lads go through all the areas of concern raised in the United pod to see if/how they were addressed. In addition the lads pay tribute to Bobby Firmino, take a look at our set plays and contemplate the insane variation that football throws up. …
AI Under Pressure: Mojo

AI Under Pressure: Mojo

Darth is back from holiday to host Rhodesy, Barts and Si for the shitshow at Old Trafford. On a gruelling pod the lads discuss * Why the lack of intensity? * Injuries and algorithms * Are we trying to change too much at once? * Analysing our buildup issues * Pressing problems …
AI Under Pressure: A Turning Point?

AI Under Pressure: A Turning Point?

Dan Rhodes hosts Simon Brundish and Phil Barter to discuss the Reds' home draw with Crystal Palace. Topics include: Brief injury summary; tactics and line-ups; match summary; big chances and goals; basic pressing analysis; sending off and penalty shouts. cold streak in front of goal? In a performance which can only be described as a shambles, the team go through the line ups, game plans and match summary from tactical and statistical view point. They then split the game up into two: Until LFC subs: * Problems on both sides of the ball * LFC buildup * Problems off ball, Fulham right vs our left After first LFC subs: * Impact of Darwin * Change of approach All this and a lot more on the AI Under Pressure Podcast …
AI Under Pressure: Craven Reds at the Cottage

AI Under Pressure: Craven Reds at the Cottage

Gags is back in the hosting chair with Dan Kennett, Daniel Rhodes and Simon Brundish joining him to analyse Liverpool's first game of the season which ended in a 2-2 draw at Craven Cottage. In a performance which can only be described as a shambles, the team go through the line ups, game plans and match summary from tactical and statistical view point. They then split the game up into two: Until LFC subs: * Problems on both sides of the ball * LFC buildup * Problems off ball, Fulham right vs our left After first LFC subs: * Impact of Darwin * Change of approach All this and a lot more on the AI Under Pressure Podcast …
AI Under Pressure: Bumper Season Preview (Part Two)

AI Under Pressure: Bumper Season Preview (Part Two)

In part two of the traditional Under Pressure season preview Dan Kennett once again hosts Simon Brundish, and Dan Rhodes. There’s also a special section from Phil Barter recorded prior that has been edited in. Topics include: Key signings/departures Where do each team need to improve and by how much? Was anything running hot and unsustainable last season? Key things to watch in 22/23 How badly impacted will they be by world cup? Phil Barter: Man City Simon Brundish: Chelsea Dan Rhodes: Spurs Dan Kennett: Arsenal & Manchester United …
AI Under Pressure: Bumper Season Preview (Part One)

AI Under Pressure: Bumper Season Preview (Part One)

Dan Kennett hosts Simon Brundish and Daniel Rhodes, as well as some pre-recorded inserts from Phil Barter. Part one focuses on Liverpool, whereas the second part is all about the main ‘rivals’ for the title this season, topics include: 1) The unique nature of the season. How do we approach it? 2) Squad analysis. Do we have enough depth across the squad? What about our midfield? 3) How repeatable is last season? * Injuries. Volume and severity * VAR * Team level performance. Any red flags? Anything running hot and unsustainable? Where can we expect natural improvements? Where will we need positive skews to win the league? * Player level performance …
AI Under Pressure: What's new in football analytics?

AI Under Pressure: What's new in football analytics?

Darth hosts Rhodesy, Barts and new signing Richard Cole to discuss what's new in football analytics and what you might be seeing and hearing about on social media next season. The lads discuss * Team Shape, including out of possession! * xT * Statsbomb upgrades * Opta upgrades * Goalkeeping analytics https://www.statsperform.com/opta-vision/ https://www.statsperform.com/resource/shape-analysis-automatically-detecting-formations/ https://statsbomb.com/articles/soccer/upgrading-expected-goals/ https://statsbomb.com/articles/soccer/statsbomb-360-exploring-line-breaking-passes/ https://theanalyst.com/eu/2022/04/evolving-expected-goals-xg/ https://goalkeeper.com/news-and-media/exclusives/post/shot-stopping-vs-shot-prevention …
AI Under Pressure: An Interview with Gethin Rees

AI Under Pressure: An Interview with Gethin Rees

Dan Kennett, Phil Barter and Dan Rhodes present a special edition of Under Pressure as we interview Gethin Rees, a performance analyst and now academic who has worked for various clubs across the leagues. We talked through Gethin's journey from academy analyst to first team analyst, moving through from League One to the Premier League. We then spoke about the change in role as data became king and his move from match day analyst to lead recruitment. Finally, he gives his views on the current Liverpool set up …
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