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Premier League 20/21: Who has played the best football in the opening days of the new season?

29 September 2020|Tags: , , , |

BLOG | ... It has been an exciting start to the Premier League, with some teams performing better than expected and others not so much. With that in mind, what do Brits make of the teams so far? YouGov FootballIndex shows us which teams adults in the UK think have played the best quality football in the opening throes of the new normal.

Podcasting may look relatively unpopular among NFL fans but for younger NFL fans, the opposite is true

17 September 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

BLOG | by Victor Gras ... Sometimes it feels that barely a week passes between announcements of a new sports podcast. There is no doubt that this relatively new medium is here to stay but how popular is it among American sports fans? And just how valuable is it to have granular data when it comes to media consumption?

Do AFL Fans support a night-time Grand Final?

16 September 2020|Tags: , , |

BLOG | by Liam Randell ... For more than 100 years the AFL Grand Final has stood as the premier event in Australia’s sporting calendar. The final this year will be very different, with the AFL breaking away from an MCG afternoon Grand Final to an evening spectacle hosted in Queensland at The Gabba. While debate is healthy, let’s use data and insights to see how things currently sit with the Australian public.

Tour de France unlikely to see a British winner in 2020 – but Impression for the event continues to defy gravity

11 September 2020|Tags: , , |

BLOG | by Sara Eddleston ... Over the past few years, Brits have been spoiled by the presence of home nation interest in the Tour de France. But this year, recent winners Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome weren’t selected by their team (renamed Ineos Grenadiers after their new sponsor), which features only one British rider – Luke Rowe. Like so many sporting events the race has also shifted in the calendar, putting it up against a different menu of sporting attractions. How have these factors affected perceptions of the race among the British public?

As the sports calendar gets crowded, what effect is it having on what competitions people are talking about?

11 September 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

BLOG | by Victor Gras ... With the calendars of so many sporting events out of kilter in 2020, we wanted to take a look at whether the changes are affecting the public’s behavior towards them. Is the cluttered calendar good news for sport in general, specific sports, or bad news for all of them.

All remaining NHL games take place on Canadian soil. And fans seem pretty pleased.

25 August 2020|Tags: , , , , |

BLOG | by Victor Gras ... After a four-and-a-half-month layoff, there are plenty of hockey fans very happy to see the return of the NHL this month. But it’s possible that there’s none more so than Canadians. Canadians are generally pretty keen on their hockey but, like the rest of us, absence seems to have made the heart grow fonder.

With all games televised for the first time, which Premier League teams have attracted the most eyeballs since Operation Restart?

14 August 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

BLOG | by Matt Mills ... While the Premier League title was all but decided pre-COVID-19, there was still a lot to play for in the rest of the division. Given that fact – and that for the first time ever, every league game was available to view on TV – we thought we’d look at which sides have been watched the most since lockdown was lifted.

Which football teams are the UK’s young people talking about most, following the restart?

12 August 2020|Tags: , , , , |

BLOG | by Matt Mills ... OK Boomer … There are always differences between how people of different generations see things. But does that extend to football teams? Let’s find out if there is any difference in the football clubs that younger people are talking about compared to the older generation.

Do Manchester United fans really all live in the South East? United v Liverpool – The tale of the tape

10 August 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

BLOG | by Matt Mills ... We took a look at our YouGov FootballIndex to examine the make-up of the fanbases of two of the UK’s most famous clubs and fiercest rivals – Manchester United and Liverpool. Here’s a quick peak at what we found.

UAE football fans give their verdict on fake crowd noise

6 August 2020|Tags: , , , , |

BLOG | by Vinith Moorthy ... Much has changed in the world over the past six months or so, but for football fans one of the biggest changes to the game has been the absence of spectators at games. Many broadcasters have introduced recorded ‘crowd noise’, created from recordings of previous matches.We decided to ask football fans in the UAE what their views of this innovation are.

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