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    No, but my guess is that (where there is data) it is a double-lock: the data and the eyes have to agree. I very much doubt we sign someone who a scout thinks is good but our data tells us is overrated and lousy. That's why we use data, to...
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    For sure. I think the stats guy who went to work for Peterborough talked a bit about this when talking about why they identified Harry Taylor from Barnet and your Fin Stevens example is very well made.
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    Depending on the database, it could be used to analyse both possibly. For example Liverpool's database has individual player actions: How Data (and Some Breathtaking Soccer) Brought Liverpool to the Cusp of Glory (Published 2019)
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    I suppose so, but my understanding was that they pulled a shortlist of players from a huge database based on statistics for the position being sought. I suppose if a scout sees someone in a position that we are not actively searching for then...
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    One thing which I didn't get about his role- although you couldn't argue with the results- was that I thought we had Smartodds data people identify talent using the stats and then someone would go watch the players shortlisted for that second...
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