In an earlier post I discussed how the use of detailed in-play statistics was becoming much more important for sports modelling, and we looked at a video made at OPTA where they discuss how the data from a single event in a match is converted into a database entry. In that video there was reference to another video showing OPTA ‘behind-the-scenes’ on a typical match day. You can now see that video below.
Again, this video is a little old now, and chances are that OPTA now use fully genuine copies of Windows (see video at 2.07), but I thought again it might be of interest to see the process by which some of our data are collected. In future posts we might discuss the nature of some of the data that they are collecting.