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

VACANCY: Norwich City are recruiting a senior first team performance analyst. bit.ly/2K3lgkz. Canary. #ncfc 20 Apr

GUEST BLOG: @GarryGelade showcases a new data-driven approach to inform how we evaluate players in 1v1 situations.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 18 Apr

The latest episode of Three At The Back sees @Wolves Sporting Director Kevin Thelwell discuss his role in detail, s… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 Apr

PODCAST: #WWFC Sporting Director Kevin Thelwell is the guest on this latest episode of #ThreeAtTheBack.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 16 Apr

WATCH: @thewonderofmu delivers an #OptaProForum presentation analysing how teams concede chances.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 12 Apr

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Data analytics at NYCFC

Dan Fradley, NYCFC Performance Analyst, reveals how he applies data and analytics to support and influence the performances of New York City Football Club.

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Opta Spotlight: New York Red Bulls

Each week, MLSsoccer.com and Opta highlights one aspect or trend from that weekend’s action using analytics and events during the match to explain what forces are at play and how they pertain to the big picture. This week's feature focuses on New York Red Bulls and their attacking talent's ability in front of goal.

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Premier League defensive profiles

Mark Taylor uses Opta data to analyse defensive actions, exploring where on the pitch teams and players are making these actions.

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Advice for non-traditional data scientists

Applicable to the elite sport industry, Gordon Shotwell (@gshotwell) provides an insightful, informative blog outlining career advice for non-traditional data scientists.

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Interview with an MLS analyst

ESPN interview with New York Red Bulls analyst David Lee, discussing the differences between attitudes to sports analytics in the USA and UK and what his role entails.

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Stopping the supply: How understanding passing sequences helps win games

Adam Bate (@ghostgoal) uses the sequence and possessions framework to analyse player involvement – beyond assists and key passes – in attacking moves in an article for Sky Sports.

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