Although I was recently introduced to your site formally in a twitter communications in talking about the statistical output of certain players. To introduce myself my name is Aaron Nielsen, I run the blog enbsports.blogspot.com and have been tabulating statistics in football since the English Premier League started in 1992 and currently do statistics for over 60 leagues and tournaments in the world (here is a review of the statistics i produced for the 2011-2012/2012 seasons - http://enbsports.blogspot.ca/2013/01/20 ... occer.html ) Within my database I have the complete career statistical records of over 60,000 players worldwide.
I have to say since then I've been reading a lot of posts looking at certain players I'm aware of who have excelled statistically in certain categories like the most headed, direct free kick or goals out of the 18 yard box and would say that your attributes for these correspond well with the players tabulated total. I also read some of the analysis you do in creating your attributes and although I might numbers friendly I do think the idea was very well thought out.
Although in a lot of ways I'm newbie to the site and to your world. I'm located in Canada and have done work with EA so I'm mostly a FIFA guy. I do own a copy of PES for PS3 but other than to fool around haven't played the game much do to a lack of management gaming or statistical tracking. I assume that your work is done to improve your experience on Pro Evaluation and I guess my first question is are you able to expand the PS3 or PC game play with this additional information. Are you also able to upload the information into the game or do you have to enter the information in manually.
My second question is regarding the attributes how are they produced. I did read the post saying statistics lie I can agree with some of that but would be interested in knowing how much do past statistics play in your analysis. Next and this is a issue I always deal with is level of play and how do you take this in account when evaluating players between divisions or even leagues.
Hopefully I can be apart of the community to fully understand the environment as I think you guys are doing really interesting work and as I said before helping people gain a better understanding of the game at global level which primarily the purpose behind my work as well.