The notion that Liverpool were to become the beacon of sabermetrics in the football world has been all but extinguished. The chief dampener came in the form of several high-profile signings by the club which have flown in the face of the system's principles, such as Andy Carroll.
Businesses inevitably have to wake up to new technologies and adopt them to keep abreast with the changing times. we have seen more and more businesses, including restaurants, seek to mine the sea of data available to them both internally as well out in the virtual world.
James Moran's job is to watch films so you don't have to - and he doesn't even watch them, so everyone's happy. This week, he uses his no-compromises, no-facts approach to preview some upcoming releases for 2012.
More often than not the Oscars get it vaguely right and if they don't it's not usually that bad. That an artfully-inclined arthouse flick about a king with a speech impediment made $400 million worldwide is testament to the power of Oscar buzz.