(In Italian) An introduction and explanation of the Expected Goals metric. Qualità. twitter.com/OptaPaolo/stat… 26 May

In an @ESPNcricinfo article, @ajarrodkimber discusses the increasing influence of data in T20 cricket. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Chess. 26 May

OptaPro will again be attending the 2017 @TournoiToulon, taking place from 29th May until 10th June. bit.ly/2qkxslV. Future. 24 May

.@EveryTeam_Mark shares a list of some of the most popular analytical articles from this past season. bit.ly/1iYMiem. Survey. 22 May

Scunthorpe United’s @HarryJamieson_ discusses his role with @footballfactman on the Different Game podcast. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Iron. 18 May

This episode of #ThreeAtTheBack discusses the perception, application & evolution of performance data.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 13 May

This episode is hosted by @ryanbahia and features @BenMackriell & @simonjfarrant, who makes his first… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 12 May

PODCAST: This episode of #ThreeAtTheBack focuses on the progression of applied data over the past 5 years.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 12 May

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NEWS: OptaPro to cover 2017 Festival International Espoirs de Provence (Toulon Tournament)

OptaPro will be attending the 45th annual Festival International Espoirs de Provence, which takes place from 29th May 29th until 10th June.

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PODCAST: Five years of OptaPro

The latest episode of Three At The Back is now available to download.

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BLOG: Expected Goals – European leaderboards

OptaPro provides the latest round-up of expected goal leaderboards from across Europe’s ‘big five’ leagues.

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BLOG: Re-examining finishing skill

Sam Gregory adopts a simple Bayesian approach to examine finishing skill.

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Where will T20 cricket go next?

Writing for ESPN Cricinfo, Jarrod Kimber discusses the increasing influence of data across T20 cricket – and by extension, in international cricket.

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Online analysts survey: Favourite articles of 2016/17

Mark Thompson (@EveryTeam_Mark) shares a list of the most popular analytical articles from the past season following an online survey.

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Performance analyst podcast with Scunthorpe United’s Harry Jamieson

Scunthorpe United head performance analyst Harry Jamieson discusses his role and the use of data within professional football with Paul Riley on the Different Game podcast.

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Shots and goals: quality, expectations and context

Keith Lyons provides a comprehensive resource reviewing literature across introductions to analytics, shots and expected goals.

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CIES Football Observatory digital atlas

The CIES Football Observatory’s interactive digital atlas visualises and compares squad data throughout Europe.

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