Whatever happened to let’s just play football?? In the modern game, statistics are becoming more and more important and professional clubs around the world are increasingly employing analysts and paying them huge sums of money to interpret the seemingly infinite data available on footballers’ performances.
On the contrary, all these stats can also be viewed as a negative. Football is now all computer-based and coaches / players are losing the human touch where coaches / players go with gut feel in making decisions in football.
This article will give you a perspective on how much stats is affecting modern day football to the point where most professional teams rely on these stats for everyday decisions.
Not quite sure I agree with this though. Soon there will be robots as players programmed to follow set rules, playing patterns, and FIFA corruption will no longer exist. OK, before I get too far ahead of myself here, just read the article…