. @Soccermatics author David Sumpter on his new book and presenting at the #OptaProForum. bit.ly/1VMi6Ej. Writer. 9 hours ago

Grouping team styles: @jmyrharkins identifies similar teams across Europe. bit.ly/1SQsCVo. Characteristics. https://t.co/CwhLGLRBla 5 May

.@jmyrharkins uses data to group teams from Europe’s top 5 leagues based on similar playing characteristics. Style. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 5 May

BLOG: @jmyrharkins analyses team styles and discusses the value in identifying common characteristics. bit.ly/1SQsCVo. Shared. 5 May

Inside #LCFC: a look back at an article on data analysis within the club. bit.ly/1PuUMqc. Integrated. https://t.co/LaHyVI0gvj 3 May

Congratulations @LCFC_Analysis @Peter_Clark23 & @ABlake7. Champions. 2 May

Presentations from the 2014, 2015 & 2016 OptaPro Analytics Forums can be viewed here. Library. youtube.com/playlist?list=… 2 May

. @GarryGelade’s latest analysis explores the value in making the correct shooting decisions. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Hopeful. 30 Apr

Stuart Lancaster visited our Leeds office this week and spoke with collection manager Conor Tyndall. Coach. https://t.co/E4iRTL5gYb 27 Apr

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GUEST BLOG: David Sumpter on Soccermatics

Soccermatics author David Sumpter shares his OptaPro Analytics Forum experience.

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BLOG: Grouping team styles

Johannes Harkins conducts a cluster analysis to identify teams with similar characteristics.

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NEWS: OptaPro to work with Australian Rugby Union (ARU)

The ARU announces Opta as its official data and statistics provider.

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BLOG: Assessing aerial performance across European leagues

Todd Kingston's Elo ratings work in Major League Soccer is applied to European leagues.

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Garry Gelade’s latest analytical blog explores the value in making the correct shooting decisions.

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By the numbers: How the New England Revolution gain an edge together

Tim Crawford, analyst at New England Revolution, discusses the role of analytics at the MLS team in an article for the official league website.

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Learning how to build a successful MLS roster from scratch

As part of OptaPro’s partnership with Columbia University, students take on the task of using data to build a 20-man MLS roster.

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The numbers don't lie: why football clubs place such importance on analytics

Jeremy Wilson of The Telegraph on the implementation of analytics within professional football, discussing issues with West Ham’s Rory Campbell, technical scout and analyst at the Premier League side.

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Explaining and training shot quality

Ted Knutson (@mixedknuts) discusses shot quality and influencing a player's decision-making in his latest StatsBomb article.

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