Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin
Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.

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Fewer Americans in MLS than ever before [Data analysis]
Fewer Americans in MLS than ever before [Data analysis]

We looked at the playing time of 3,222 players, from 129 different nationalities, who have played in MLS. The aim of our analysis was to identify how the playing time of US and international players h[…]

More female coaches than ever, long way still to go
More female coaches than ever, long way still to go

We analyzed the head coaches of women’s football teams between 2011 and 2021 to understand what opportunities are available for female head coaches and who really controls the women’s game[…]

45.85% of female runners have experienced harassment (Survey)
45.85% of female runners have experienced harassment (Survey)

RunRepeat recently surveyed 3,774 gym members and found more than 50% of women have been harassed at the gym while working out. To find out if this problem is isolated to gyms or a wider issue, we sur[…]

Euro 2020 Journalist survey: Mbappé’s France the team to beat
Euro 2020 Journalist survey: Mbappé’s France the team to beat

We surveyed 50 journalists from the countries who have qualified for Euro 2020 to get the expert view on how the tournament will unfold. Here’s what they said: Key findings 56% of journalists ba[…]

70% believe their country should boycott Qatar World Cup (4,201 people surveyed)
70% believe their country should boycott Qatar World Cup (4,201 people surveyed)

Amid growing calls to boycott the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, we surveyed 4,201 people from 120 countries to understand the feelings of the public towards the World Cup next year. You can find the full[…]

81% believe home nations should boycott World Cup (4,201 surveyed)
81% believe home nations should boycott World Cup (4,201 surveyed)

Amid growing calls to boycott the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, we surveyed 4,201 people (including 1,002 Brits) to understand the feelings of the public towards the World Cup next year. You can find the[…]

Survey: 59.01% believe USMNT should boycott World Cup
Survey: 59.01% believe USMNT should boycott World Cup

Amid growing calls from European countries to boycott the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, we surveyed 4,201 people (including 1,015 Americans) to understand the general position on the United States Men&rs[…]

82.95% of UK fans to boycott Super League (1,471 fans surveyed)
82.95% of UK fans to boycott Super League (1,471 fans surveyed)

Fans have been expressing their fury at clubs after the announcement of the Super League on Sunday. We ran a flash poll to understand if the fury stretches as far as to boycott the Super League games[…]

Away teams 41.6% more likely to be shown a red card [Data analysis]
Away teams 41.6% more likely to be shown a red card [Data analysis]

To understand the impact that red cards have on football matches we have collected data from 19,985 games in Europe’s top 5 leagues over the last 10 years. The data below includes games from the[…]

Red cards down 21.4% in last decade [Analysis of 19,985 games]
Red cards down 21.4% in last decade [Analysis of 19,985 games]

To understand the impact that red cards have on football matches we have collected data from 19,985 games in Europe’s top 5 leagues over the last 11 years. The data below includes games from the[…]

Racial Bias in Football Commentary (Study): The Pace and Power Effect
Racial Bias in Football Commentary (Study): The Pace and Power Effect

RunRepeat, in partnership with The Professional Footballers' Association, has analyzed 2,073 statements from commentators in 80 soccer matches from the 2019/20 season. This is the first time a study o[…]

13 Most Viral Sports Moments of 2019
13 Most Viral Sports Moments of 2019

Using data from BuzzSumo, we have curated the 13 most viral sports stories of 2019. These are the stories that captured the imagination of the public on social media across Facebook, Twitter and Reddi[…]

185,959 Reviews Say Expensive Sneakers Aren't Worth It [Research]
185,959 Reviews Say Expensive Sneakers Aren't Worth It [Research]

Put your money away! As the price of a pair of sneakers goes up, user satisfaction does not increase with it. To the contrary, RunRepeat data suggests that shoppers are more satisfied with cheaper sne[…]

Is the Everlane Tread Trainer a case of Greenwashing?
Is the Everlane Tread Trainer a case of Greenwashing?

When you visit the landing page for the Everland Tread Trainer on the Everlane website you are greeted by a bold claim: “A new kind of sneaker brand. On the path to zero impact. The mission: Mak[…]

All Eco Sneakers Do Is Kill The Planet a Little Bit Slower [Study]
All Eco Sneakers Do Is Kill The Planet a Little Bit Slower [Study]

The threat from climate change is greater than ever. Recently a number of sustainable sneakers have entered the market. But does anyone actually know what environmental impact their sneakers have? It[…]

95 Games: Jose Mourinho's Shelf Life [Data Analysis]
95 Games: Jose Mourinho's Shelf Life [Data Analysis]

There’s been a narrative around Jose Mourinho for years now -- the tricky third season. It feels like he repeats the same pattern at every club he goes to. Season 1: Improve the team and win the[…]

Black Friday 36.3% More Expensive [Pricing Analysis]
Black Friday 36.3% More Expensive [Pricing Analysis]

Is Black Friday the cheapest day to buy stuff? After investigating the two largest markets - clothing and tech - the answer is a firm no. In this pricing analysis study, we analyzed 1.4 million prices[…]

Who’s faster? The Ultimate State Comparison for Marathons
Who’s faster? The Ultimate State Comparison for Marathons

For this study, we analyzed 19.6 million results from over 16 thousand marathon races. We recently published our mega-study on the state of running, where we found that the world, and in particular, t[…]

Lab tests and in-depth reviews

Nike Air Force 1 07
91
Great!
Converse Chuck 70 Low Top
92
Great!
Adidas Campus 2
90
Good!
Adidas Forum Low
94
Superb!
New Balance 580
85
Decent!
Vans Half Cab
89
Good!
New Balance 990 v3
93
Great!
Reebok Classic Leather
91
Great!
ASICS Gel Lyte III
87
Good!
New Balance 530
92
Great!
Vans Sk8-Hi MTE-2
94
Superb!
PUMA RS-X
90
Good!
Adidas Gazelle
94
Superb!