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A showcase of some of the best data analysis from across the web.

VACANCY: Recruitment data analyst position available at @NorwichCityFC. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Canary. 17 Aug

Ahead of the Premier League season, @StatsBomb have again published a host of analytical team previews. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Fixture. 10 Aug

FILM: Jason Lawson, head of recruitment & analysis at Reading FC, presents at the #OptaProKonferenz.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 9 Aug

PODCAST: @BenMackriell & @Worville discuss playing philosophies and how data can feed into team selection.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 Aug

The #ThreeAtTheBack pod explores how data is integrated within a playing philosophy and in picking a team.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 Aug

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On the anatomy of a counter-attack

Will Gürpinar-Morgan builds on his OptaPro Analytics Forum (2017) presentation with this in-depth article on ‘fast attacks from deep’ in the Premier League.

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ESPN-hosted panel discussion - Analytics in Soccer

What role can analytics play in football? The panel at the 2012 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference explores this debate, and addresses the commonly held misperception that football can't be analysed in the same way as other sports.

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Great Lakes Analytics in Sport Conference – Devin Pleuler, Toronto FC

Ahead of the Great Lakes Analytics in Sport Conference (on 13th July), Scott Tappa speaks with event speaker and Manager of Analytics at Toronto FC, Devin Pleuler.

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Quantifying passing ability

Ted Knutson (@mixedknuts) introduces and discusses a more considered approach to evaluate passing ability.

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How costly are missed penalties?

In an EPL season that has been notable for the number of penalty chances spurned, Omar Chaudhuri looks at how this has affected overall results and related league standings.

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Why underdogs do better in hockey than basketball

Created by Vox, this film focuses on well certain sports measure skill. In other words, how confident can we be that outcomes in a sport reflect true differences in skill?

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