11 – There are 11 days until the #OptaProForum submission deadline. bit.ly/2cdws1i. Starting. https://t.co/FolGLocRuq 11 hours ago

.@premierleague have published an article using @Worville's 'carries' to assess how to combat @diegocosta. bit.ly/2d63SfR. Force. 23 Sep

.@neilcharles_uk has written an article on his poster presentation at last year's #OptaProForum. bit.ly/2cyie9n. Invaluable. 23 Sep

An #OptaProForum judge and a former presenter share their experiences ahead of the submission deadline. Veterans. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 23 Sep

GUEST BLOG: Neil Watson’s second article examines characteristics between winning and losing teams. bit.ly/2cjfCc6. Contrast. 20 Sep

Presenters will have the support of a club analyst to help refine their work ahead of the event. Professional. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 20 Sep

The latest OptaPro podcast focuses on the #OptaProForum. Download. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 19 Sep

.@Burgundywave discusses squad building with @padraigsmith, Sporting Director, Colorado Rapids. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Interview. 17 Sep

The latest episode of Three At The Back offers advice and insight on the #OptaProForum. bit.ly/2cDSOo5. Submission. 16 Sep

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BLOG: Team performance analysis in rugby union

Neil Watson, lecturer at the University of Cape Town, assesses characteristics between winning and losing teams.

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PODCAST: OptaPro Analytics Forum

The latest OptaPro podcast offers unique insight and advice to those looking to present at the 2017 OptaPro Analytics Forum.

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BLOG: Carry on dribbling

Tom Worville discusses a metric to help quantify how well players can progress with the ball at their feet.

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NEWS: 2017 OptaPro Analytics Forum accepting proposals

Proposals can now be submitted to present at the 2017 OptaPro Analytics Forum.

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How Arsenal can stop Costa from repeat show

The Premier League have published an article using Opta Data Scientist Tom Worville's 'carries' metric to assess how Arsenal (and every other Premier League team) can combat Diego Costa's attacking prowess.

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OptaPro Forum 2016: Find me a player like Andres Iniesta, Part 2

Neil Charles, a presenter at the OptaPro Analytics Forum 2016, provides a write-up of his experience at the event, and explains his poster presentation in detail.

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The Interview Series: Padraig Smith

Burgundy Wave sits down with the Sporting Director of the Colorado Rapids Padraig Smith for a discussion how you build and recruit a team.

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The PFA’s Australian Women’s Olympic football team technical report

Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) have commissioned a technical report following the Matildas’ campaign at the Women’s Football tournament at Rio 2016.

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