Let’s make football matches shorter!!

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Florentino Perez says "We have to analyse why young people, 16 to 24 year olds. 40% of them aren't interested in football. Why? They say the games are too long. If young people don't watch an entire game, it's because it isn't interesting enough, or we'll have to shorten the games."

Florentino Perez says we may need to make football matches shorter than 90 minutes 😳 pic.twitter.com/wvxbIFdp5c — ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 20, 2021 On the face of it, I sort of get it. Viral football clips of sporting prowess (or failures) do Big Numbers™ on social media. Casual fans love them, and even non-fans might…

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What playing football taught me about hacking – Part 2

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As part of my MSc, I’m reading MoneyBall. OK, I just watched the film! Cut me some slack! The basic thesis of the book is this: Our baseball team doesn’t have much money to buy new players Which baseball players have the best Statistic X for the lowest price? Buy undervalued players which increase your…

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