The article especially looks at how football is a qualitative sport currently measured quantitatively – a fact that is appropriate to most Big Data initiatives at the moment. You only have to read the soccer/stats bloggers to see that despite their love of the game, football doesn’t make the right kind of stats to analyse itself – the opposite to baseball. This is true of nearly anything that people want to measure nowadays.
Anyway, we are currently working in this area and will have some work to show after the summer.
Enjoy the Article.