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OptaPro's John Coulson featured in this month's @WiredUK magazine. Q was: "How will analytics change sport?". Leader. http://t.co/VLIcMS9PVn 6 Oct

More excellent work from @RWhittall on the @21stClub blog, this time looking at player recruitment: optasportspro.com/about/interest…. Scout. 30 Sep

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NEWS Opta at the On Deck Conference NYC

Opta’s Devin Pleuler and Angus McNab have been invited to present at this year’s On Deck Sports and Technology Conference.

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BLOG: OptaPro in MLS

How OptaPro is changing the beautiful game -an insight into how Opta data has changed MLS.

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BLOG: Assessing the use of game state in predictive models

The data shows that whether a team is winning or losing affects the shots they take, but should game state be included in predictive models?

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BLOG: Can Cook recover?

With calls for Alastair Cook to be dropped due to poor form, our cricket analysts look for precedents to a potential recovery.

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Consistency the key for last season's pass master Ozil

Detailed Opta stats show Arsenal playmaker the most productive passer in the 2013/14 campaign

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Attacking Contribution Metric and Man United's Reliance on Di Maria

Colin Trainor creates a metric to look at the contribution of players to their teams' attacking play and looks at the players who contribute most.

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The value of the high press in soccer

Michael Caley shares his views on the adoption of a high press in football for an article in The Washington Post.

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Why perfect shouldn't be the enemy of the good in player recruitment

A piece by Richard Whittall looking at how the player recruitment strategies of clubs can be improved with the use of data.

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Marseille: The Bielsa Press Quantified

Another installment of Colin Trainor's press intensity series. In this piece he focuses on Marseille's start to the season under Marcelo Bielsa.

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