York City sign up performance analyst Luke Foulkes

Luke Foulkes

Luke Foulkes

First published in Sport York Press: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

YORK CITY have signed their first ever performance analyst.

Luke Foulkes will work with the Minstermen's youth and academy set-ups and will operate under the club's new academy manager Andy McMillan.

The appointment of the 22-year-old is designed to help the club develop home-grown stars and comes as City also invest in analyst software, Gamebreaker, which will allow Foulkes, a graduate of Sheffield Hallam University, to compile dossiers for the youth and academy coaches and players.

The role has been paid for from the youth team and academy funds.

McMillan, who only took up his new role as academy manager this week, said: "The appointment of Luke and the introduction of Gamebreaker is a significant development for the youth team and the academy at York City.

"We are really grateful to the people in charge of the youth team fund and academy fund for agreeing to release the monies to make this possible.

"The importance of performance analysis cannot be underestimated in football today, and anything that can help a player, particularly a young player, to analyse and improve their performance can only be a good thing, not only for the player but for the club too."

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3:25pm Thu 5 Jun 14

pip007 says...

Moneyball! Excellent. It works! Could be one of City's most important signings. Welcome Luke, and good luck in your new career with York City.
Moneyball! Excellent. It works! Could be one of City's most important signings. Welcome Luke, and good luck in your new career with York City. pip007
  • Score: 7

3:31pm Thu 5 Jun 14

tips says...

NW the Board and Chairman are building the club on sound foundations and once team building is concluded the future is bright .
Onwards and upwards
NW the Board and Chairman are building the club on sound foundations and once team building is concluded the future is bright . Onwards and upwards tips
  • Score: 5

4:14pm Thu 5 Jun 14

bill bailey says...

Great move this, I have seen too many lads I don't mean here (Down South
Pushed by their parents too young because Dad was on an ego trip.) then discarded at 14/15 ish distraught . I'm all for picking up young lads but there is a responsibility by clubs to make sure the lads they take on their books are evaluated early on and work with the parents to get the best out of the lad. This signing is a very important part in the development of the local talent.
Great move this, I have seen too many lads I don't mean here (Down South Pushed by their parents too young because Dad was on an ego trip.) then discarded at 14/15 ish distraught . I'm all for picking up young lads but there is a responsibility by clubs to make sure the lads they take on their books are evaluated early on and work with the parents to get the best out of the lad. This signing is a very important part in the development of the local talent. bill bailey
  • Score: 13

4:16pm Thu 5 Jun 14

nearlyman says...

That will add to the 957 performance analysts already at York City !!!
That will add to the 957 performance analysts already at York City !!! nearlyman
  • Score: 5

4:24pm Thu 5 Jun 14

chuckabuttie says...

nearlyman wrote:
That will add to the 957 performance analysts already at York City !!!
Or even all the performance analysists on this site.maybe he is one of us?

Bill. Is it you??????.
[quote][p][bold]nearlyman[/bold] wrote: That will add to the 957 performance analysts already at York City !!![/p][/quote]Or even all the performance analysists on this site.maybe he is one of us? Bill. Is it you??????. chuckabuttie
  • Score: 1

4:26pm Thu 5 Jun 14

YCFC George says...

great to see the club moving further in the right direction. great for the future of the club. YCFC for life !

Welcome to York Luke
great to see the club moving further in the right direction. great for the future of the club. YCFC for life ! Welcome to York Luke YCFC George
  • Score: 2

4:37pm Thu 5 Jun 14

bill bailey says...

chuckabuttie wrote:
nearlyman wrote:
That will add to the 957 performance analysts already at York City !!!
Or even all the performance analysists on this site.maybe he is one of us?

Bill. Is it you??????.
Wish I was 22 again, No its you , your having us on.
[quote][p][bold]chuckabuttie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nearlyman[/bold] wrote: That will add to the 957 performance analysts already at York City !!![/p][/quote]Or even all the performance analysists on this site.maybe he is one of us? Bill. Is it you??????.[/p][/quote]Wish I was 22 again, No its you , your having us on. bill bailey
  • Score: 0

7:17pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Don't beat about the bush says...

I do hope he isn't measuring shots on target - he will be redundant after a few weeks
I do hope he isn't measuring shots on target - he will be redundant after a few weeks Don't beat about the bush
  • Score: -3

10:03pm Thu 5 Jun 14

David York says...

Do City have anyone who keeps statistics on players' performance in matches? I suspect the column on passes completed successfully will be pretty bare.

I am puzzled by the decision not to offer a contract to Calvin Andrew. If the Manager is going to persist in his long ball tactics, then statistics would show a marked improvement in a York head getting to the ball by comparison with how we did before he was selected.

Statistics will also show that such a tactic is highly likely to result in a loss of possession. But, as we noticed in the latter half of the season, there us a possibility that , against the odds, the ball might break for us and a goal might result.
Do City have anyone who keeps statistics on players' performance in matches? I suspect the column on passes completed successfully will be pretty bare. I am puzzled by the decision not to offer a contract to Calvin Andrew. If the Manager is going to persist in his long ball tactics, then statistics would show a marked improvement in a York head getting to the ball by comparison with how we did before he was selected. Statistics will also show that such a tactic is highly likely to result in a loss of possession. But, as we noticed in the latter half of the season, there us a possibility that , against the odds, the ball might break for us and a goal might result. David York
  • Score: -5

1:17pm Fri 6 Jun 14

dazthecat says...

David York wrote:
Do City have anyone who keeps statistics on players' performance in matches? I suspect the column on passes completed successfully will be pretty bare.

I am puzzled by the decision not to offer a contract to Calvin Andrew. If the Manager is going to persist in his long ball tactics, then statistics would show a marked improvement in a York head getting to the ball by comparison with how we did before he was selected.

Statistics will also show that such a tactic is highly likely to result in a loss of possession. But, as we noticed in the latter half of the season, there us a possibility that , against the odds, the ball might break for us and a goal might result.
I think Worthington's tactics are based on what he has available. We're not blessed with great ball players so the ball goes forward quicker and inevitably long balls come into that. At times we have played good stuff in the final 3rd and I believe that's Worthington's ultimate aim rather than just a long ball game. Signing Andrew would be an acceptance that that's not the case in my opinion.

That's not to mention the lack of goals he brings. As much as I like the guy I'm happy with gone another route and I'm really happy we landed Hyde
[quote][p][bold]David York[/bold] wrote: Do City have anyone who keeps statistics on players' performance in matches? I suspect the column on passes completed successfully will be pretty bare. I am puzzled by the decision not to offer a contract to Calvin Andrew. If the Manager is going to persist in his long ball tactics, then statistics would show a marked improvement in a York head getting to the ball by comparison with how we did before he was selected. Statistics will also show that such a tactic is highly likely to result in a loss of possession. But, as we noticed in the latter half of the season, there us a possibility that , against the odds, the ball might break for us and a goal might result.[/p][/quote]I think Worthington's tactics are based on what he has available. We're not blessed with great ball players so the ball goes forward quicker and inevitably long balls come into that. At times we have played good stuff in the final 3rd and I believe that's Worthington's ultimate aim rather than just a long ball game. Signing Andrew would be an acceptance that that's not the case in my opinion. That's not to mention the lack of goals he brings. As much as I like the guy I'm happy with gone another route and I'm really happy we landed Hyde dazthecat
  • Score: 3

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