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

(In Italian) An introduction and explanation of the Expected Goals metric. Qualità. twitter.com/OptaPaolo/stat… 9 hours ago

In an @ESPNcricinfo article, @ajarrodkimber discusses the increasing influence of data in T20 cricket. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Chess. 11 hours ago

OptaPro will again be attending the 2017 @TournoiToulon, taking place from 29th May until 10th June. bit.ly/2qkxslV. Future. 24 May

.@EveryTeam_Mark shares a list of some of the most popular analytical articles from this past season. bit.ly/1iYMiem. Survey. 22 May

Scunthorpe United’s @HarryJamieson_ discusses his role with @footballfactman on the Different Game podcast. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Iron. 18 May

This episode of #ThreeAtTheBack discusses the perception, application & evolution of performance data.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 13 May

This episode is hosted by @ryanbahia and features @BenMackriell & @simonjfarrant, who makes his first… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 12 May

PODCAST: This episode of #ThreeAtTheBack focuses on the progression of applied data over the past 5 years.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 12 May

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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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Rugby: Leicester Tigers using predictive analytics

Leicester Tigers have teamed up with IBM to use predictive analytics in an effort to reduce injuries.

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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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Wayne Rooney: Transformation into a playmaking forward

Analysis of Wayne Rooney's subtle transformation, from an out and striker into a stylish playmaker, using Opta data.

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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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