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Today saw @Dtrombetta87 present to @sportCIES FIFA Master's students on OptaPro and the wider sports analytics indu… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 21 Feb

PODCAST: The latest #ThreeAtTheBack is now live. @LukeBornn and @devinpleuler join the pod to reflect on the… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 20 Feb

Practitioner @GarryGelade reflects on his 10 years in the sports analytics industry and discusses the evolving role… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 20 Feb

OptaPro is delighted to work with @UoLManSchool to support their MSc Sports Business & Management programme.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 19 Feb

This #OptaProForum review discusses implications from the day and explores how this industry can continue to progre… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 16 Feb

BLOG: A review of the 2018 #OptaProForum and its relationship with the wider football analytics industry.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 16 Feb

OptaPro is delighted to be nominated for the ‘Best elite performance technology’ at this year’s @SportTechAwards.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 15 Feb

An insightful thread from @LukeBornn on last week's #OptaProForum. Perspective. twitter.com/LukeBornn/stat… 13 Feb

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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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Crosses are falling in the Premier League: why the focus on target men?

Writing for the Guardian, Sean Ingle applies Opta data to analyse the impact of target men and crossing in the Premier League.

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Measuring changes in attacking style in the Premier League

In this StatsBomb article, Mladen Sormaz and Dan Nichol apply data to analyse changes in attacking style in the Premier League.

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Interview with Marek Kwiatkowski

Matthieu Bouchépillon (@OMalytics on Twitter) interviews influential analytics community member Marek Kwiatkowski (@statlurker). The interview, in French and English, features discussion on Marek’s own work, where he sees the most impact from this style of analysis and thoughts on the wider contributions and activity throughout this industry.

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What scouts see

Garry Gelade’s latest blog assesses the relationship between what scouts see and the actions of players on the field.

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