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Reads from the Analyst

Your sports audio home for data-driven storytelling. From an in-depth look at a current hot topic, a conversation with one of our contributors about an article they’ve written, an exclusive flash-back to a moment in history or a special mini-series of insight around a major milestone or event - come and get lost in the Reads from the Analyst. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling.

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Liverpool Our Premier League Crisis Club Whilst Man City & Arsenal March On | The Data Day Live – 3rd October
Are Liverpool the current Premier League crisis club? Ninth in the table, 11 points off the top and having to fight their way back from a two-goal deficit against Brighton before settling for a point. For a side who have been challenging at the top of the table in recent season, and who were our supercomputer's pre-season favourites for the title, it certainly has come as a shock to Jurgen Klopp's side. Duncan Alexander, Matt Furniss and Graham Bell look deeper at the Reds credentials as the Premier League crisis club as well as a much better weekend for Arsenal, who underlined their own title hopes with victory over Spurs in the north London derby, and Manchester City, who thanks to a pair of hat-tricks secured those all important bragging rights (as well as second place in the table.) Want to catch the show live? Make sure you are following us on Twitter for updates as to when our next live show will be aired. You can also watch the show on our YouTube channel. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show. You’ll find plenty more data-driven storytelling like this, including our five-part series looking back over the history of the Premier League, as well as plenty of other insights into competition. You can start your journey through history by listening to episode one, which looks back to the inaugural season which featured 22 teams playing in the top flight, as well as reflecting upon the initial dominance of Manchester United. Don’t forget to listen to our brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode four focusing on long range goals. And if you enjoyed this – don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter as well for exclusive content.
36:06 04/10/22
Premier League Derby Days Previewed | The Data Day Live – 30th September
Premier League derby days. In some ways, the best days in a Premier League season. And fresh off the international break the fixture computer has thrown up some beauties, undoubtedly helped by performances on the pitch from Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the top of the table along with the unbeaten City against the resurgent United in Manchester. To help you navigate this weekend stacked with Premier League derby days, join Duncan Alexander, Oliver Hopkins and Graham Bell who bring you the latest from the supercomputer as well as a variety of insight from across the league. Want to catch the show live? Make sure you are following us on Twitter for updates as to when our next live show will be aired. You can also watch the show on our YouTube channel. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show. You’ll find plenty more data-driven storytelling like this, including our five-part series looking back over the history of the Premier League, as well as plenty of other insights into competition. You can start your journey through history by listening to episode one, which looks back to the inaugural season which featured 22 teams playing in the top flight, as well as reflecting upon the initial dominance of Manchester United. Don’t forget to listen to our brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode four focusing on long range goals. And if you enjoyed this – don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter as well for exclusive content.
32:31 01/10/22
The Premier League Season So Far | Data Day Live – 20th September
With the first international break ongoing, what better time to get 'The Data Day Live' panel together to look back at the Premier League season so far? Join our own fab four of Duncan Alexander, Matt Furniss, Oliver Hopkins and Graham Bell as they bring you the latest insights into the Premier League season so far. From where it is going right for Arsenal at the top of the table to the challenges facing Leicester and West Ham United at the bottom, we also bring you the latest from our super computer on the latest predictions as to who will win the title and who might be relegated. Want to catch the show live? Make sure you are following us on Twitter for updates as to when our next live show will be aired. You can also watch the show on our YouTube channel. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show. You’ll find plenty more data-driven storytelling like this, including our five-part series looking back over the history of the Premier League, as well as plenty of other insights into competition. You can start your journey through history by listening to episode one, which looks back to the inaugural season which featured 22 teams playing in the top flight, as well as reflecting upon the initial dominance of Manchester United. Don’t forget to listen to our brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode four focusing on long range goals. And if you enjoyed this – don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter as well for exclusive content.
32:14 20/09/22
Premier League Round-up | MD4 Review, MD5 Preview and Stats Out Of Context | 30 August
Join our panel for a Premier League round-up on the day that Scott Parker became the first manager to be relieved of his duties in the 2022-2023 season as the former Bournemouth manager paid the price for their 9-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool. As part of their Premier League round-up Duncan Alexander, Matt Furniss and Graham Bell look back over matchday four in the competition, which saw Arsenal make it four wins from four and even led to a short return of the Stats Out of Context podcast. And the trio also delved into the latest from our supercomputer as they looked forward to matchday five. Want to catch the show live? Make sure you are following us on Twitter for updates as to when our next live show will be aired. You can also watch the show on our YouTube channel. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show. You’ll find plenty more data-driven storytelling like this, including our five-part series looking back over the history of the Premier League, as well as plenty of other insights into competition. You can start your journey through history by listening to episode one, which looks back to the inaugural season which featured 22 teams playing in the top flight, as well as reflecting upon the initial dominance of Manchester United. Don’t forget to listen to our brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode four focusing on long range goals. And if you enjoyed this – don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter as well for exclusive content.
32:28 30/08/22
Premier League Matchday 4 Preview | The Toughest Champions League Group | The Data Day Live – 26th August
Join our panel for a Premier League matchday 4 preview, taking a look at the latest thoughts of our supercomputer on who will emerge victorious. Arsenal are the only side with a perfect record so far this season in the competition, with some of their new signings drawing comparisons to previous legends, at least according to one former Gunner. As well as a Premier League matchday 4 preview, it's POWER RANKINGS time. Duncan Alexander, Oliver Hopkins and Graham Bell take a closer look at who our model believes are the best team in the world at the moment, but also what that means when it comes to the UEFA Champions League draw. Which is the toughest group to qualify from and which is the easiest? Want to catch the show live? Make sure you are following us on Twitter for updates as to when our next live show will be aired. You can also watch the show on our YouTube channel. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show. You’ll find plenty more data-driven storytelling like this, including our five-part series looking back over the history of the Premier League, as well as plenty of other insights into competition. You can start your journey through history by listening to episode one, which looks back to the inaugural season which featured 22 teams playing in the top flight, as well as reflecting upon the initial dominance of Manchester United. Don’t forget to listen to our brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode four focusing on long range goals. And if you enjoyed this – don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter as well for exclusive content.
23:13 26/08/22
Here’s Why Newcastle Will Finish Fourth | Premier League Matchday 3 Review | The Data Day Live – 22 August
Join our panel for their Premier League matchday 3 review as they look back on a weekend that saw Arsenal remain the only side in the competition with a 100% record following their victory on the road against Bournemouth. William Saliba took the plaudits, and seemingly the accolades of their fanbase, following a stellar performance. Matt Furniss, Oliver Hopkins and Graham Bell also dive into the curious case of Newcastle United as part of their Premier League matchday 3 review. An incredible performance saw them come close to toppling reigning champions Manchester City in a pulsating 3-3 draw which leads some of our panel to believe that Magpies are set for a top four finish this season. Want to catch the show live? Make sure you are following us on Twitter for updates as to when our next live show will be aired. You can also watch the show on our YouTube channel. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show. You’ll find plenty more data-driven storytelling like this, including our five-part series looking back over the history of the Premier League, as well as plenty of other insights into competition. You can start your journey through history by listening to episode one, which looks back to the inaugural season which featured 22 teams playing in the top flight, as well as reflecting upon the initial dominance of Manchester United. Don’t forget to listen to our brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode four focusing on long range goals. And if you enjoyed this – don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter as well for exclusive content.
31:40 22/08/22
Premier League Matchday 3 Preview | Is Liverpool’s Title Bid Over? | The Data Day Live – August 19
The games are coming thick and fast so it's time to join our panel for a Premier League Matchday 3 preview on the latest edition of 'The Data Day Live'. As well as looking forward to a packed schedule of matches, including the thoughts of our supercomputer on the outcomes, Duncan Alexander, Oliver Hopkins and Graham Bell debate whether Liverpool's title bid is already over having failed to win either of their opening games to the season. It's possibly a good job they are playing the similarly winless Manchester United on Monday. Want to catch the show live? Make sure you are following us on Twitter for updates as to when our next live show will be aired. You can also watch the show on our YouTube channel. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show. You’ll find plenty more data-driven storytelling like this, including our five-part series looking back over the history of the Premier League, as well as plenty of other insights into competition. You can start your journey through history by listening to episode one, which looks back to the inaugural season which featured 22 teams playing in the top flight, as well as reflecting upon the initial dominance of Manchester United. Don’t forget to listen to our brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode four focusing on long range goals. And if you enjoyed this – don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter as well for exclusive content.
24:03 20/08/22
Premier League Matchday 2 Review | What’s Going Wrong at Manchester United? | The Data Day Live – August 15
What an exhilarating weekend of football that was! Thankfully our panel on 'The Data Day Live' is here to bring you their Premier League Matchday 2 review to make sure you're across all the main moments from the weekend's action. As part of our Premier League Matchday 2 review, we take a much closer look at Manchester United's woes so far this season with Erik ten Hag having seen his side suffer defeats in successive league matches. But where does the fault lie? Matt Furniss, Oliver Hopkins and Graham Bell help explain more. Want to catch the show live? Make sure you are following us on Twitter for updates as to when our next live show will be aired. You can also watch the show on our YouTube channel. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show. You’ll find plenty more data-driven storytelling like this, including our five-part series looking back over the history of the Premier League, as well as plenty of other insights into competition. You can start your journey through history by listening to episode one, which looks back to the inaugural season which featured 22 teams playing in the top flight, as well as reflecting upon the initial dominance of Manchester United. Don’t forget to listen to our brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode four focusing on long range goals. And if you enjoyed this – don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter as well for exclusive content.
28:29 15/08/22
Premier League Matchday 2 Preview | Is Sterling a Good Investment for Chelsea? | The Data Day Live | August 12
It's time to gather the panel together again for our Premier League matchday 2 preview. Duncan Alexander, Oliver Hopkins and Graham Bell look ahead to the weekend's action, giving their opinion and predictions on some of the key matches that will take place. As well as our Premier League matchday 2 preview, we also take a closer look at Raheem Sterling's move to Chelsea, what it will means for the 27-year-old at, seemingly, the peak of his career, where he will end up playing for the Blues and how Manchester City will cope with his departure. Want to catch the show live? Make sure you are following us on Twitter for updates as to when our next live show will be aired. You can also watch the show on our YouTube channel. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show. You’ll find plenty more data-driven storytelling like this, including our five-part series looking back over the history of the Premier League, as well as plenty of other insights into competition. You can start your journey through history by listening to episode one, which looks back to the inaugural season which featured 22 teams playing in the top flight, as well as reflecting upon the initial dominance of Manchester United. Don’t forget to listen to our brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode four focusing on long range goals. And if you enjoyed this – don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter as well for exclusive content.
25:54 13/08/22
Premier League Debut Double for Haaland │ The Data Dive Live │ August 8
What a Premier League debut that was for Erling Haaland. The Manchester City striker had come in for criticism following his performance in the Community Shield against Liverpool, but the Norwegian came good at the London Stadium - scoring twice as Pep Guardiola's side ended up enjoying a comfortable day out against West Ham United. As well as reflecting on his Premier League debut in the latest edition of 'The Data Day Live', our panel of Duncan Alexander, Oliver Hopkins and Graham Bell looked across the weekend's action picking out their moments to reflect upon as the English top-flight returned. Want to catch the show live? Make sure you are following us on Twitter for updates as to when our next live show will be aired. You can also watch the show on our YouTube channel. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show. You’ll find plenty more data-driven storytelling like this, including our five-part series looking back over the history of the Premier League, as well as plenty of other insights into competition. You can start your journey through history by listening to episode one, which looks back to the inaugural season which featured 22 teams playing in the top flight, as well as reflecting upon the initial dominance of Manchester United. Don’t forget to listen to our brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode four focusing on long range goals. And if you enjoyed this – don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter as well for exclusive content.
21:38 08/08/22
Premier League Matchday 1 Preview │ The Data Day Live │ August 5
Join the team from The Analyst for a Premier League matchday 1 preview. That's right, it's back. The 30th year of the competition gets underway tonight as Crystal Palace welcome an Arsenal side where expectations of success are high. Matt Furniss, Oliver Hopkins and Graham Bell are your guides for our Premier League matchday 1 preview which also takes a look at the predictions our supercomputer has provided for the weekend's games and, as you'll hear, some of our team don't necessarily agree with what it has to say! Want to catch the show live? Make sure you are following us on Twitter for updates as to when our next live show will be aired. You can also watch the show on our YouTube channel. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show. You’ll find plenty more data-driven storytelling like this, including our five-part series looking back over the history of the Premier League, as well as plenty of other insights into competition. You can start your journey through history by listening to episode one, which looks back to the inaugural season which featured 22 teams playing in the top flight, as well as reflecting upon the initial dominance of Manchester United. Don’t forget to listen to our brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode four focusing on long range goals. And if you enjoyed this – don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter as well for exclusive content.
20:50 05/08/22
Who Will Win the 2022/23 Premier League Golden Boot?
It could be one of the tightest battles ever as to who will clinch the Premier League Golden Boot. Thankfully, 'The Data Day Live' is here to help run through some of the key participants as well as the data behind why they might be successful in the 2022/2023 season. As well as looking at the Premier League Golden Boot, Matt Furniss and Graham Bell also reflected upon the Lionesses success at the Women's European Championship, as well as a bit of a deep dive into the opening weekend of the Championship season that featured despair for one of the hosts and a hopeful conclusion for the other. Want to catch the show live? Make sure you are following us on Twitter for updates as to when our next live show will be aired. You can also watch the show on our YouTube channel. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show. You’ll find plenty more data-driven storytelling like this, including our five-part series looking back over the history of the Premier League, as well as plenty of other insights into competition. You can start your journey through history by listening to episode one, which looks back to the inaugural season which featured 22 teams playing in the top flight, as well as reflecting upon the initial dominance of Manchester United. Don’t forget to listen to our brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode four focusing on long range goals. And if you enjoyed this – don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter as well for exclusive content.
27:42 02/08/22
You Cannot Handle the Huth: A Conversation With a Premier League Winner
Six years ago Leicester City Premier League win came against seemingly impossible odds, rising to the summit having been in a relegation dog-fight the previous season to claim a maiden top-flight title. Facing odds of 5000/1, the Foxes destroyed the opposition, finishing 10 points ahead of Arsenal, 11 ahead of Tottenham, 15 up on Manchester City and Manchester United, 21 in front of eighth-place Liverpool and 31 points ahead of 2014-15 champions Chelsea. Robert Huth was a rock at the centre of Claudio Ranieri's defence and as part of a great article that you can read on The Analyst, the German recently sat down (virtually) with Kevin Chroust and Matt Furniss to give us his insight into the incredible Leicester City Premier League win. Hear his thoughts on former manager at Chelsea Claudio Ranieri replacing Nigel Pearson, his expectations coming into their incredible title winning season and where the side got it tactically right during the campaign. This podcast and interview was originally published in April 2021. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show. You’ll find plenty more data-driven storytelling like this, including our five-part series looking back over the history of the Premier League, as well as plenty of other insights into competition. You can start your journey through history by listening to episode one, which looks back to the inaugural season which featured 22 teams playing in the top flight, as well as reflecting upon the initial dominance of Manchester United. At the end of the episode, we also give a sneak preview at the brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode five focusing on substitute goals in the Premier League, UEFA Champions League and World Cup
25:41 18/07/22
Remembering Matthew Le Tissier: Premier League Legend
For Southampton fans there is only one ‘Le God’. Matthew Le Tissier dazzled on England’s south coast for more than a decade and a half in the famous red and white stripes of the Saints. But what was it like to watch this footballing magician in action week in, week out? As an impressionable teenager, Jon Reeve was lucky enough to do just that, and he joins ‘Reads from The Analyst’ host Graham Bell to look back over the playing career of Matthew Le Tissier’s with this conversation special: From the mercurial talent’s breakthrough years as a youngster to becoming the talisman who kept the club in the top flight, before scoring that infamous last goal at The Dell. 'Do You Remember The First Time: Matt Le Tissier' first appeared as an article on The Analyst in March 2021. This podcast interview was also originally published in March 2021. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show. You’ll find plenty more data-driven storytelling like this, including our five-part series looking back over the history of the Premier League, as well as plenty of other insights into competition. You can start your journey through history by listening to episode one, which looks back to the inaugural season which featured 22 teams playing in the top flight, as well as reflecting upon the initial dominance of Manchester United. At the end of the episode, we also give a sneak preview at the brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode five focusing on substitute goals in the Premier League, UEFA Champions League and World Cup
42:29 12/07/22
Alan Shearer’s 260 Premier League Goals
As we continue our look back at the greatest goalscorers in the competition's history, it's only fair that we look back on Alan Shearer's 260 Premier League goals. Some 16 years ago, the last of Alan Shearer's 260 Premier League goals came, underlining the Tyneside legend's status at the top of the leaderboard when it comes to most goals in Premier League history. It’s a record that has looked impregnable for so long. But is there a chance Harry Kane can overtake Shearer's record? This podcast was originally published by The Analyst in April 2021. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show. You’ll find plenty more data-driven storytelling like this, including our five-part series looking back over the history of the Premier League, as well as plenty of other insights into competition. You can start your journey through history by listening to episode one, which looks back to the inaugural season which featured 22 teams playing in the top flight, as well as reflecting upon the initial dominance of Manchester United. At the end of the episode, we also give a sneak preview at the brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode five focusing on substitute goals in the Premier League, UEFA Champions League and World Cup.
14:36 05/07/22
Who Has Scored the Most Premier League Goals in a Single Season?
Twenty league goals in a season is a solid target for any professional footballer and one that many top players, including Michael Owen, never reached in their careers. So it does beg the question: who has scored the most Premier League goals in a single season? The 30 goal mark has been breached only 11 times in the history of the competition by nine different players, and it has been four years since any player hit the mark. So in this episode of 'The Reads From The Analyst', we are going to celebrate those players who have scored the most Premier League goals in a single season because it might be a while until we see the record breached. This podcast originally appeared as an article on The Analyst in June 2022. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show. You'll find plenty more data-driven storytelling like this, including our five-part series looking back over the history of the Premier League, as well as plenty of other insights into competition. You can start your journey through history by listening to episode one, which looks back to the inaugural season which featured 22 teams playing in the top flight, as well as reflecting upon the initial dominance of Manchester United. At the end of the episode, we also give a sneak preview at the brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode five focusing on substitute goals in the Premier League, UEFA Champions League and World Cup. Enjoy this? Subscribe to our mailing list to receive exclusive weekly content. 
33:10 29/06/22
The Most Premier League Hat-Tricks
Everyone knows that Brian Deane scored the first ever Premier League goal, right, but what about the first ever Premier League hat-trick? Well it didn’t take long for Eric Cantona to notch up a trio in the same month of August 1992. But what about the player who has scored the most Premier League hat-tricks? Well, it isn't Eric Cantona. So in this latest edition of ‘The Read from the Analyst’ we are going to take a closer look at the players who have scored the most Premier League hat-tricks, as well as give you plenty of other insights and facts around some of the top-flights greatest trios. This podcast originally appeared as an article on The Analyst in June 2022. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show. You'll find plenty more data-driven storytelling like this, including our five-part series looking back over the history of the Premier League, as well as plenty of other insights into competition. You can start your journey through history by listening to episode one, which looks back to the inaugural season which featured 22 teams playing in the top flight, as well as reflecting upon the initial dominance of Manchester United. At the end of the episode, we also give a sneak preview at the brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode five focusing on substitute goals in the Premier League, UEFA Champions League and World Cup. Enjoy this? Subscribe to our mailing list to receive exclusive weekly content. 
27:56 24/06/22
The Most Goals Scored by a Team in a Premier League Season
Attacking football and goals are what football fans want to see and, preferably lots of them. And luckily for us, there have been some teams who have entered into a battle for the most goals scored by a team in a Premier League season. In this latest episode of ‘The Reads from the Analyst’, we are going to take a closer look at the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and a few others as well and find out who holds the record of the most goals scored by a team in a Premier League season. This podcast originally appeared as an article on The Analyst in June 2022. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show. You'll find plenty more data-driven storytelling like this, including our five-part series looking back over the history of the Premier League, as well as plenty of other insights into competition. You can start your journey through history by listening to episode one, which looks back to the inaugural season which featured 22 teams playing in the top flight, as well as reflecting upon the initial dominance of Manchester United. At the end of the episode, we also give a sneak preview at the brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode five focusing on substitute goals in the Premier League, UEFA Champions League and World Cup. Enjoy this? Subscribe to our mailing list to receive exclusive weekly content. 
22:39 21/06/22
Premier League Seasons Part V: 2016-2022 | Tactical Star Wars
In the fifth part of our series looking back over the Premier League seasons so far, Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp renewed their rivalry, leading to a record-smashing period for the competition as the pair ripped up the script on how football should be played in England. But it was not just the new ‘big two’ that were making all the headlines in these Premier League seasons, with Arsene Wenger’s time at Arsenal coming to a close as their north London neighbours teetered on the edge of challenging at the top, too.  This is the fifth and final episode (covering the 2016-17 - 2021-22 seasons) as part of a mini-series from the ‘Reads from The Analyst’ that looks back over the history of the Premier League, utilising Opta data insights to re-tell the story through a different lens.  ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show then make sure to listen to our look at the youngest managers in the history of the Premier League, which is available on our website or across your preferred podcast application. Or if you’d rather take a look at the oldest managers and players in the competition, we have also got those episodes available too. Also don't forget to check out our brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode five focusing on substitute goals.
25:16 17/06/22
Premier League Seasons Part IV: 2011 – 2016 | Variety Is the Spice of Life
In the fourth part of our look back on the Premier League seasons so far, the rise of some noisy neighbours gave Alex Ferguson reason for concern at the end of his tenure at Manchester United, although he would end up having the last laugh before retiring from Old Trafford, clinching a 13th Premier League crown. We look back on the Premier League seasons where, just as it looked like the big four would take a firm grip on the competition, Leicester City achieved the seemingly impossible in an unforgettable season.  This is the fourth (covering the 2011/12 - 2015/16 seasons) of five episodes as part of a mini-series from the ‘Reads from The Analyst’ that looks back over the history of the Premier League, utilising Opta data insights to re–tell the story through a different lens. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show then make sure to listen to our look at the youngest managers in the history of the Premier League, which is available on our website or across your preferred podcast application. Or if you’d rather take a look at the oldest managers and players in the competition, we have also got those episodes available too. Also don't forget to check out our brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode five focusing on substitute goals.
22:48 16/06/22
Premier League Seasons Part III: 2004-2011 | The Special One, Number Nineteen and the Rise of the Big Four
In the third part of our series looking at the Premier League seasons so far, we look back to when Chelsea began to emerge as a force as the new millennium took shape, backed by billionaire owner Roman Abramovich and led on the sideline, at least initially, by a certain charismatic Portuguese manager. As the league evolved into a battle of the big four during the course of these Premier League seasons, we look back on a period that saw Manchester United surpass one of their rivals most famous records whilst Derby County set records for all the wrong reasons. This is the third (covering the 2004-2005 to 2010 - 2011 seasons) of five episodes as part of a mini-series from the ‘Reads from The Analyst’ that looks back over the history of the Premier League, utilising Opta data insights to re-tell the story through a different lens.  ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show then make sure to listen to our look at the youngest managers in the history of the Premier League, which is available on our website or across your preferred podcast application. Or if you’d rather take a look at the oldest managers and players in the competition, we have also got those episodes available too. Also don't forget to check out our brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode five focusing on substitute goals.
22:39 15/06/22
Premier League Seasons Part II: 1997-2004 | The Treble, the Invincibles and the Flying Dutchman
In the second episode of our series looking back over the Premier League seasons so far, we turn to Arsene Wenger’s arrival in England which kickstarted a revolution, turning Arsenal into the main rivals to Manchester United’s dominance with the two sides sharing the title each season between 1997 and 2004. A cosmopolitan flair also began to show across the league with foreign talent making their mark in these Premier League season as we reflect on an era where the English top flight firmly shook off its previous shackles and took major steps forward, both on and off the pitch. This is the second (covering the 1997-98 to 2003-04 seasons) of five episodes as part of a mini-series from the ‘Reads from The Analyst’ that looks back over the history of the Premier League, utilising Opta data insights to re-tell the story through a different lens.  ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show then make sure to listen to our look at the youngest managers in the history of the Premier League, which is available on our website or across your preferred podcast application. Or if you’d rather take a look at the oldest managers and players in the competition, we have also got those episodes available too. Also don't forget to check out our brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode five focusing on substitute goals.
19:17 14/06/22
Premier League Seasons Part I: 1992-1997 | The Scotsman, the SAS and Old Football
In the first of our five part series looking back over the Premier League seasons so far, we turn the clock back to 1992 with the birth of the Premier League and the rising dominance of Manchester United,  as a whole new ball game got underway for the English top flight.  Four of the first five titles were clinched by the Red Devils, but as well as reflecting on their success we have delved into the data to reflect on a free-scoring period with the likes of Alan Shearer, Andy Cole and others making a name for themselves in the initial Premier League seasons. This is the first (covering the 1992-93 - 1996-97 seasons) of five episodes as part of a mini-series from the ‘Reads from The Analyst’ that looks back over the history of the Premier League, utilising Opta data insights to re-tell the story through a different lens.  ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show then make sure to listen to our look at the youngest managers in the history of the Premier League, which is available on our website or across your preferred podcast application. Or if you’d rather take a look at the oldest managers and players in the competition, we have also got those episodes available too. At the end of the episode, we also give a sneak preview at the brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode five focusing on substitute goals.
14:46 13/06/22
The Youngest Premier League Players
At the age of 16 many of us found ourselves daydreaming out the window of being one of the youngest Premier League players, either scoring the game winning goal or making that crucial tackle to lead our side to victory. For some bright talents, that dream was actually a reality and in this podcast we are going to take a look at the youngest Premier League players of all time. From those whose moment in the spotlight was brief to those who forged lengthy top-flight careers, we've got a closer look at the top 10 for you to enjoy. This podcast originally appeared as an article on The Analyst in September 2021. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show then make sure to listen to our look at the youngest managers in the history of the Premier League, which is available on our website or across your preferred podcast application. Or if you'd rather take a look at the oldest managers and players in the competition, we have also got those episodes available too. At the end of the episode, we also give a sneak preview at the brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode two focusing on woodwork.
27:36 08/06/22
Substitute Goals: Premier League, Champions League, World Cup | Stats out of Context: Ep 5
After the 2021-2022 Premier League season came to a climax in dramatic fashion, it is only fitting that Duncan Alexander and Graham Bell return for the latest episode of 'Stats out of Context' by taking a look at the history of substitute goals. As well as looking back on their history in the Premier League, and remarking on some of the most famous substitute goals of all-time, our pair also cast their eyes over the roles in the World Cup and UEFA Champions League, with a particular focus on the upcoming final between Liverpool and Real Madrid. ‘Stats Out Of Context’ is a production by The Analyst. If you liked this podcast then please rate, review and subscribe to our show and make sure to visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. ‘Stats Out Of Context’ is part of the ‘Reads from The Analyst’ podcast feed, where you will find other great insights into the world of football with a particular focus on the Premier League. If you want more of a look back on the 2021-2022 Premier League season, then make sure you check out our live episode recorded on the final day of the campaign, with insights from our team. This episode, and many other episodes, are available to listen to now. And if you enjoyed this – don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter as well for exclusive content.
26:53 25/05/22
Premier League Final Day Wrap | Man City Are Champions, Spurs Fourth and Burnley Relegated
Join Duncan Alexander, Matt Furniss and Graham Bell as they look back on a dramatic 2021-2022 Premier League final day. Eventually Manchester City took their fourth title in five years, Tottenham Hotspur finished fourth to secure UEFA Champions League football next season and Burnley were relegated with Leeds United surviving thanks to victory over Brentford. Our trio bring you all the key data from the Premier League's final day, because frankly the above only tells you a fraction of the story, as well as reviewing the whole of the campaign. Want to catch the show live? Make sure you are following us on Twitter for updates as to when our next live show will be aired. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show then make sure to listen to our look at the goalkeepers who have kept the most clean sheets in Premier League history. Don’t forget to listen to our brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode four focusing on long range goals. And if you enjoyed this – don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter as well for exclusive content.
27:12 23/05/22
EFL Play-off Finals Preview | Championship, League One and League Two
It's time for the biggest games of the season as the EFL Play-off Finals get ready to entertain us over the next few weeks, beginning at Wembley Stadium on Saturday as Wycombe Wanderers and Sunderland go head-to-head in the League One showpiece. Graham Bell and a slightly nervous Duncan Alexander are joined for our EFL Play-off finals preview by expert Gabriel Sutton as we break down each of the key matches in roughly five minutes each - give or take a few seconds. Want to catch the show live? Make sure you are following us on Twitter for updates as to when our next live show will be aired. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show then make sure to listen to our look at the goalkeepers who have kept the most clean sheets in Premier League history. Don’t forget to listen to our brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode four focusing on long range goals. And if you enjoyed this – don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter as well for exclusive content.
21:08 20/05/22
Premier League Final Day Preview | The Data Day Live | 20 May
Join Matt Furniss and Graham Bell as they give you a Premier League final day preview with attention being paid to the battles at the top and bottom of the table as the title and final relegation place are still to be decided. They are helped out by Matthew Hayes (from his Tottenham Hotspur YouTube blog) and Phil Miles (from All Leeds TV) for this Premier League final day preview to bring you insights into each team's seasons so far and what we can expect as the 2021-22 Premier League season draws to a close. Want to catch the show live? Make sure you are following us on Twitter for updates as to when our next live show will be aired. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show then make sure to listen to our look at the goalkeepers who have kept the most clean sheets in Premier League history. Don’t forget to listen to our brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode four focusing on long range goals. And if you enjoyed this – don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter as well for exclusive content.
26:45 20/05/22
PGA Championship Preview | What FRACAS Says
Join Graham Bell and Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads for a PGA Championship preview with the 104th edition of the competition taking place at Southern Hills Country Club across this weekend. Utilising our AI-powered FRACAS modelling, we are able to give you an in-depth PGA Championship preview featuring predictions, probabilities and insights into what we can expect to see in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Don't forget to check out the FRACAS leaderboards featuring our tournament simulations as well as the player comparison tool. Want to catch our streams live? Make sure you are following us on Twitter for updates as to when our next live show will be aired. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. Don’t forget to listen to our brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode four focusing on long range goals. And if you enjoyed this – don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter as well for exclusive content.
26:09 17/05/22
FA Cup Final Preview & Premier League Fallout | The Data Day Live | 13 May
Join Duncan Alexander, Oliver Hopkins, Graham Bell and special guest Michael Reid as we bring you an FA Cup Final preview as Liverpool and Chelsea go head-to-head at Wembley Stadium for the second time this season. As well as an FA Cup Final preview, we also look back on the north London derby where Tottenham Hotspur boosted their chances of finishing in the top four with a 3-0 victory over Arsenal that left Mikel Arteta seething with the officials. Want to catch the show live? Make sure you are following us on Twitter for updates as to when our next live show will be aired. ‘Reads from the Analyst’ is a production by The Analyst. Visit theanalyst.com for more data-driven storytelling or join in the conversation on Twitter and Instagram accounts. You can also listen to our podcasts on your preferred podcast application by visiting our LinkTree. If you liked this podcast, then please rate, review and subscribe to our show then make sure to listen to our look at the goalkeepers who have kept the most clean sheets in Premier League history. Don’t forget to listen to our brand new podcast ‘Stats Out of Context‘, which takes a closer look at some of the stats and metrics that go into the sport that we love with episode four focusing on long range goals. And if you enjoyed this – don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter as well for exclusive content.
15:23 13/05/22