SPORT DATA INSIGHT | ... The amendments to the handball rule have not gone down well with fans in the opening weeks of the Premier League season. One such change is a series of amendments to the International Football Association Board (IFAB) handball rules which have sparked a stream of controversy throughout the sport.
SPORT DATA INSIGHT | ... There have been many changes made to top flight football since its return from lockdown. One change that has carried over from the tail end of last season is players and staff taking a knee before each game to display solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement taking place across the world. We asked "Do fans approve of football players and staff taking a knee?".
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.
With all games televised for the first time, which Premier League teams have attracted the most eyeballs since Operation Restart?SH-YGS2020-08-14T17:00:16+01:00
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.
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 tapeSH-YGS2020-08-10T18:02:19+01:00
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.
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... While there’s not the feast you would expect at this time of the year, there has at least been some sport for punters to get involved with over the past few weeks. We were interested to see what impact the return of Premier League football would have on bettors, given the size and significance of the market.
BLOG | by Matt Mills ... After a long wait for fans, top tier football is finally set to resume in the UK on June 17th after being suspended due to the coronavirus back in March. Nearly half of adults think it’s too soon for the return of top level football, but fans are split. Let's look at the research.
Vast majority of Brits say that Premier League footballers should be prepared to take a COVID-19 pay cutSH-YGS2020-04-01T17:58:21+01:00
BLOG | by Charlie Dundas ... More than nine in ten (92%) of the British people agree that Premier League players should be prepared to take a pay cut during the current Coronavirus outbreak.
BLOG | by James Stibbs ... For the first time in our annual Buzz Report, we’ve examined the buzz which sports properties generate in markets around the world. While you can download the full report here, we also thought it would be interesting to compile some of the data for a blog.