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OptaPro is attending #SportsDataLondon today and tomorrow. Get in touch if you'd like to meet at the conference. Breakout. 22 May

BLOG: @JongsmaJongsma has looked into how PSV changed their style of play in 2017/18 to regain the Eredivisie crown… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 16 May

Since the beginning of the 2017/18 season, ‘shot clarity’ and ‘shot pressure’ are qualifiers that have been added t… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 10 May

11 - Romelu Lukaku has scored the most goals from attempts under high pressure from defenders in the Premier League this season. Qualifier. 9 May

BLOG: @CBadlan discusses his experiences and the challenges @EFL clubs face when implementing an international recr… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 8 May

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BLOG: How PSV changed their playing style and got back to winning ways

Michiel Jongsma applies Opta data to analyse how PSV changed their style of play to regain the Eredivisie crown.

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BLOG: Shot clarity and shot pressure

First-time shots, shot clarity and shot pressure are now qualifiers within the Opta database. This post explains more about how these qua...

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GUEST BLOG: The challenges faced by Football League Clubs in devising and executing an overseas player identification and recruitment strategy

With over seven years of experience in recruitment and scouting, Chris Badlan shares the challenges of an overseas recruitment strategy.

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Norwich City vacancy: senior first team performance analyst

Norwich City Football Club are recruiting a senior first team performance analyst. The application deadline is 4th May 2018.

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The most probable result

Garry Gelade shares an intuitive way of showcasing expected goals data from a single match.

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SSAC18 Panel - Major League Data on the Pitch

Discussion from the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference around the evolution of analytics in Major League Soccer.

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MLS 2018 season previews

Ahead of the 2018 Major League Soccer season, American Soccer Analysis provide data-driven previews of individual teams.

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Analytics as a decision support system

Analytics practitioner Garry Gelade (@GarryGelade) reflects on his 10 years in this industry and the role of analytics and data science in football.

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As soccer analytics improve, is a wins above replacement statistic possible?

From the recent #OptaProSoccer event, Jonathan Tannenwald of the Philadelphia Inquirer spoke with OptaPro North American lead Oliver Miller Farrell on how teams can extract value and inform decision-making from performance data.

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“OptaPro is an extremely valuable partner for Swansea City. The breadth, detail and speed of the data has significantly enhanced our recruitment process. This high quality data combined with the additional support and expertise we’ve received has really benefitted our recruitment department.”
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Tim Henderson
Head of Technical Player Recruitment,
Swansea City Football Club