25 November 2011 Last updated at 09:42

Could Moneyball effect extend to football?

Billy Beane, the real-life inspiration for Brad Pitt's character in new movie Moneyball, talks to BBC Sport's Matt Slater about whether his system for using statistical data to turn around the fortunes of baseball teams could be applied to football.

Based on the book by Michael Lewis, the film centres on Beane's efforts to use statistical analysis to inform player acquisition and tactics while general manager of the Oakland Athletics.