How to value the modern footballer: Algorithms, cheat codes and the scientification of the transfer market

How to value the modern footballer: Algorithms, cheat codes and the scientification of the transfer market

There is a brilliant scene in the 1997 tragi-comic documentary There‚Äôs only one Barry Fry, a fly-on-the-wall chronicle of his disastrous time in charge of Peterborough Football Club, which reveals a bygone age when the wheeler-dealer manager was still a thing. Fry is sitting in a cluttered office negotiating the contract of potential new striker […]

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