Apologies for the vagueness, and we really appreciate everyone's patience - we'll be in a position to reveal more next week. Update. 10 hours ago

We've extended the proposal deadline for the 2015 #OptaProForum, due to something pretty cool: optasportspro.com/about/optapro-…. Tenterhooks. 10 hours ago

Writing for @StatsBomb, @jair1970 takes Southampton’s excellent start and explores whether it can continue. bit.ly/1pQn7HT. Saint. 27 Nov

Remember, the deadline for abstracts for the #OptaProForum is 1st December. All the info you need is here: bit.ly/1wXtOOG. Submit. 26 Nov

‘The importance of checking the tape’. @RWhittall’s article for @21stClub on finishing in football. bit.ly/1pQn7HT. Strike. 26 Nov

Another interesting day attending #sportdatanow, plenty of engaging presentations and discussions on data in sport. Future. 25 Nov

We've taken a closer look at assists and it’s featured on the @premierleague website. bit.ly/1pQn7HT. Weighted. 25 Nov

Six days until the #OptaProForum submission deadline. Here’s another chance to watch @colm’s presentation. bit.ly/11OtJR2. Replay. 25 Nov

‘Trio of assist kings have great expectations’. Detailed BPL blog explores beyond conventional assists. bit.ly/1pQn7HT. Create. 25 Nov

FILM: @colm presents 'Please stop applauding diagonal cross-field passes' from the 2014 #OptaProForum. bit.ly/11OtJR2. Spray. 24 Nov

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NEWS: The OptaPro Analytics Forum 2015 - Abstract Deadline Extended to December 14th

We're working on an exciting new element to the 2015 OptaPro Analytics Forum.

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FILM: 'Please stop applauding diagonal cross-field passes'

A chance to view Colm McMullan's presentation from the 2014 Analytics Forum ahead of the 2015 proposal deadline.

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NEWS: OptaPro Analytics Forum accepting entries

Proposals can now be submitted for the 2015 OptaPro Analytics Forum.

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FILM: Opta, MLS and New England Revolution

Presented by adidas, this film showcases Opta's work with MLS and New England Revolution.

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Is sizzling Southampton’s start to the season sustainable?

In a piece for StatsBomb, James Yorke takes Southampton’s excellent start to the season and explores whether it will continue.

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The importance of checking the tape

Writing for 21st Club, Richard Whittall’s article discusses luck and finishing in football.

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Trio of Premier League assist kings have great expectations

Detailed Opta data on the Premier League website shows Fabregas, Di Maria and Tadic merit the most assists of all Premier League players.

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Goals that matter

Michael Caley explains Arsenal’s recent form with an emphasis on goal expectancy and game state.

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Maximising dead-ball situations

Sean Ingle discusses the importance of set pieces in his latest column for the Guardian.

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Creating from corners

Andrew Beasley analyses Liverpool’s approach to corners in his latest blog post.

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