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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 backed France to win Euro 2020 Only 5 teams mentioned as potential winners (France, England, Belgium, Portugal and Italy) 42% back Germany to be the biggest underachiever at Euro 2020 Kylian Mbappé favourite for best player and Golden Boot Phil Foden heavy favourite for[…]


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 methodology for this survey at the bottom of the page. Key findings: 70.10% of respondents believe the home nations should boycott Qatar ‘22 69.10% agree the world cup should be removed from Qatar and held elsewhere 70% agree their country should boycott Qatar ‘[…]


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 full methodology for this survey at the bottom of the page. Key findings: 81.04% of respondents believe the home nations should boycott Qatar ‘22 81.34% agree the world cup should be removed from Qatar and held elsewhere English public more in favour of boycott than t[…]


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’s National Team (USMNT) and the upcoming soccer World Cup. Key findings: 59.01% believe the USMNT should boycott Qatar ‘22 60.59% believe World Cup ‘22 should be removed from Qatar and held elsewhere 59.01% believe the USMNT should boycott Qatar ‘22 Whe[…]


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 and companies that will broadcast, support, or sponsor it. Key Findings: 82.95% of UK based will boycott the Super League Only 43.08% of US fans to boycott with 34.69% still undecided 67.91% of fans outside of the UK and US to boycott the Super League 84% of UK based fans of[…]


Viewership to Quadruple [Women’s Football Survey]

Viewership to Quadruple [Women’s Football Survey]

We surveyed more than 5000 football(soccer) fans to understand their viewing habits and interest levels when it comes to women’s professional league football. Key Findings: If women’s football is easily accessible on TV, the viewership could increase by 300%-350%. 34.4% of UK male fans willing to watch if the leagues are on TV; as opposed to 27.1% of UK women fans. UK male football fans form 61.9% viewership of women’s football leagues in the country. I[…]


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 German Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, and English Premier League between 2010 and 2020. This analysis examines the number of red cards for home teams versus the number of red cards for away teams. Key Findings: Away teams 41.6% more likely to[…]


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 German Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, and English Premier League between seasons 2009/10 and 2019/20. This is the first of a series of articles analyzing 11 years’ worth of red card data and focuses on the frequency of red cards. Key Fin[…]


Premier League most Diverse in Managerial Appointments [Analysis]

Premier League most Diverse in Managerial Appointments [Analysis]

We collected data on 877 different managerial spells, and 18,260 leagues games, in the top five European football countries during 2010-20. Our aim was to observe how different nationalities are represented in various leagues when it comes to managers. Key findings: The Premier League has the lowest representation of domestic managerial talent with English managers managing only 27% of all league games during 2010-20. Serie A is the opposite spectrum with Italian manager[…]


Premier League is the Safest Among Top European Leagues for Managers [Study]

Premier League is the Safest Among Top European Leagues for Managers [Study]

We collected data on 815 different managerial spells in the top five major European Football leagues from the last decade. Our aim was to understand how various top leagues behave when it comes to hiring and sacking of team managers/coaches. Key Findings: The average Serie A manager is not expected to last an entire season with an average of 35.1 league games. During the past decade, a total of 44 managerial spells in Serie A have lasted less than 10 league games. Premie[…]