Top 10 Best Blogs in 2020

By Duncan Ritchie

28-December-2020 on News

10 minute read

The end of the year is traditionally a time to reflect on what’s gone before and look forward to the future. Having said that, 2020 might not be a year that many people want to dwell on too much.

 

The Coronavirus dominated proceedings, wreaking havoc all over the world with mass lockdowns and curfews being imposed everywhere. And it took its toll, both in terms of life and time, causing grief, uncertainty and confusion on an unprecedented scale.

 

But we soldiered on and now, surely, there’s light at the end of the tunnel. We can look forward to 2021 with a sense of hope that a return to normality is imminent and the day we can remove our masks and spend quality time with the ones we love will be a glorious day.

 

In terms of Nacsport, we’ll publish a full review of our year soon but we, like everyone else, have been affected by this virus. Nevertheless, we’ve striven to bring you quality content throughout the year through social media, YouTube and, of course, our blog.

 

Today, we reveal our most read blog posts of the year and give you a chance to, once again, reread some of the fantastic articles we’ve published. It also gives us the opportunity to thank you for engaging so positively with everything we’ve published this year. So...thank you! Counting down from 10 to 1, here’s the list:

10. The 4 Wide Avenues of Attack at Bielsa’s Leeds

 

Bielsa Leeds

 

There’s been a lot of interest in El Loco this year, as you’ll see later in this list. At the start of November, we published this guest article by professional analyst Matías Navarro, an expert on the tactics of Marcelo Bielsa. In the article, he breaks down the key points of the Leeds United attack. Extremely insightful.

 

9. 10 Inspiring Ideas for Great Nacsport Dashboards

 

Nacsport Dashboards

 

Back in September, we published this article showing off some of the amazing Nacsport Dashboards that have been sent to us by you. The idea was that new users could take inspiration from more experienced analysts and building a sense of community. We believe this article met its objectives! Feast your eyes again.

 

8. How to Establish a Methodology of Analysis at a Professional Club

 

Victor Mañas

 

Victor Mañas is a professional analyst who has long worked under Unai Emery at Sevilla, PSG, Arsenal and, currently, Villarreal. Back in March, Victor wrote this guest post for Nacsport revealing how he sets up his analysis department when entering a new club. This is an exclusive look under the bonnet of analysis at professional football clubs.

 

7. The 5 Best Video Cameras for Sports Analysis in 2020

 

Top Cameras for Sports Analysis

 

Back in June we published this article designed to help you choose the best camera for conducting your sports analysis. The popularity of this article (and another coming up later in the list) gave us an idea to publish the first ever Nacsport ebook, The Nacsport Video Analysis Hardware Guide 2020, which you can still download at the link below.

 

6. 20 Programs and Tools to Help You Get the Most Out of Nacsport

 

Programs and Tools for Sports Analysis

 

One of our goals for this year was to create more synergy with other software and apps for analysts using Nacsport. To that end, we published this article back in July listing tools and apps that are compatible with Nacsport software. This article has been extremely helpful for many analysts trying to get the absolute maximum out of their analysis work.

 

5. The Best Laptop Computers for Sports Analysis 2020

 

Top Computers for Sports Analysis

 

This is the second Best of...Hardware post on this list. We know that choosing the correct hardware for running our software can be an overwhelming task, especially with so much choice on the market. In this post, we whittled it down to 5 computers which we believed to be perfect for running Nacsport. We later expanded this selection to include desktop computers and tablets in the above mentioned ebook.

 

4. 10 Surprising Differences Between Hudl Sportscode and Nacsport (According to Experts)

 

Nacsport vs Sportscode

 

Back in July, we spoke to several analysis experts who had moved from Hudl Sportscode to Nacsport. We wanted to find out what made them change and what surprising differences they had found after making the move. This article was the result of those endeavors. Thinking about making the move? This is the article you need to read!

 

3. Nacsport and InStat Join Forces to Take Video Analysis to the Next Level

 

Nacsport and InStat

 

Back in March, Nacsport and InStat joined forces to bring video analysis to the next level. We were able to offer special deals on combined purchases of Nacsport and InStat packages. This was great news for our user base and theirs. As a result, this article announcing the deal and outline details of the offer became the 3rd most read blog of the year. You can still take advantage of this deal, so go and read the article now or click on the link below!

 

2. Opposition Analysis at Liverpool FC: Part 1

 

Analysis at Liverpool

 

Coming in at number 2 in our list is this guest article by Head of Opposition Analysis at Liverpool FC, Greg Mathieson. In an interview with our colleagues at AnalysisPro (Part 2 of the article can be read on their website here), Greg gave us access to his department’s working processes and showed us how his work aids Klopp and the team. Published at the start of November, we feel this could have been a contender for the top spot if given more time! Great insights!

 

1. Marcelo Bielsa and the Importance of Video Analysis

 

Marcelo Bielsa Analysis

 

And so we reach the top spot and we finish in the same way we started. This year, people truly went loco for El Loco. This is another great article by Matías Navarro, getting right inside the head of Marcelo Bielsa and revealing how the Leeds United managing lives for football. We get anecdotes about his coaching career and insights into his working practices. This post truly deserves to take the number one position this year. Thank you Matías for your efforts and thank you Mr. Bielsa for just being you!

 

Onwards and Upwards

 

So there you have it, our top most read blogs of 2020. Despite all the setbacks and problems we’ve experienced this year, we feel that we’ve produced and published some amazing content for you...and this list is just the tip of the iceberg!

 

Feel free to browse the rest of the articles in our blog for amazing articles, news, tips and tricks. After you’ve done that, come join us on Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin where we publish new content daily. And, if you still feel the need to communicate, we’re always happy to talk to you through email. Get us on media@nacsport.com.

 

We can’t wait to bring you more quality in 2021 and beyond. Thanks for reading!

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