San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Chris Anderson (The Numbers Game), Ben Lyttleton (Twelve Yards) & Paul Simpson (Original editor of 442/ Who Invented the Stepover?) will be discussing the rise of the Football Analyst and the impact it is having on the game.
The event takes place at The Green - one of the leading sports bars in Manchester, and as well as in-depth look at the expanding role of data in football, the panel and audience will be watching Switzerland and England's Euro 2018 qualifier live on the big screen, and discussing the key data coaches, players and pundits will be looking at as the game progresses.
Chris Anderson found himself at 17 playing in goal for a German 4th Division Football team. Now he is a professor in the Ivy league at Cornell University. He is an award winning social scientist and consults with leading clubs about how best to play the numbers game. The Times described his book “The Numbers Game” as 'The Book that could change football forever'.
Ben Lyttleton is a European Football writer and broadcaster and a director of the football consultancy Soccernomics. His new book “Twelve Yards- The Art and Psychology of the Perfect Penalty” is published this year by Bantam Press.
Paul Simpson was launch editor of FourFourTwo magazine and is the author of “Who Invented the Stepover”. He currently edits the UEFA magazine “Champions”
When & Where
Manchester Football Writing Festival
The Manchester Football Writing Festival, in association with Waterstones Manchester Deansgate, the National Football Museum and Hotel Football is back for its' third season!
National Football Museum, Waterstones Manchester Deansgate and this year Hotel Football will play host to some of the beautiful game's most outspoken, informed and entertaining voices between 1-8 September 2016.
The Guardian Football Weekly Live takes place at the RNCM on 2 September and is set to be a festival highlight again, plus McrFWF stalwarts The Blizzard return for another round at the National Football Museum. The team behind OPTA will be revealing how data is changing football and how they have become one of social media's most distinctive voices over at Hotel Football. On the festival's final night we're delighted to host a panel from Women In Football, offering tips and insight for how to get ahead in football journalism.
Across the festival names including Henry Winter, Oliver Kay, Rory Smith, Jacqui Oatley, Caroline Barker, James Richardson and many more will be sharing insight, opinion and indulging in 8 nights of wide-ranging, intelligent, sometimes controversial and always entertaining conversation.