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A look at how performance analysts at Manchester City Football Club use IT to help maintain the club's position in the Premier League. Manchester City is one of the Premier League's top sides, but maintaining the club's successful position isn't just down to the manager and the players. As Manchester City prepare to play Stoke City, we go behind the scenes to discover how the pre and post-match performance analysts use different software and databases in the drive to stay on top.
First broadcast:
8 October 2010

Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used to start a class discussion, with the following questions: How has IT changed the way people work in a football club? What other ways do you think IT is used behind the scenes in a football club? Have you any understanding or experience of using any of the software mentioned in the programme? Would this be an industry you might be interested to work in? If you wanted to work in the sports industry, what other jobs could require your IT skills?

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