Couple of good articles on how other sports are incorporating analytics. These go way beyond stats now, instead offering tangible feedback on tangible things.
My sense is that this kind of thing will eventually be useful in tracking players’ positions on the pitch. I know this happens now but you’ll be able to see who’s slow to react to danger/crosses/runs, etc. You’ll be able to see which goalkeepers aren’t moving their feet quickly enough and therefore letting in goals that quicker goalkeepers make look routine.
Dunno. Interesting stuff though. And yes, I know football’s more complicated than these stop/start sports ;-)