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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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Bill Gerrard launches ‘Winning with analytics’ blog

Experienced practitioner & academic Bill Gerrard has launched a new blog that focuses on the actionable insights of analytics.

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Likelihood and the way humans think

An archive blog post by Vic Ferrari, ostensibly about the NHL. However, the crux of the article can easily be applied when analysing human performance in any environment. One of the best descriptions of the dilemma facing sports data analysts ever written.

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Vardy, Kane or Sturridge? Profiling England’s striking options

Neil Charles uses Opta data within his one-page player snapshots to assess England's striking options at Euro 2016.

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An identikit for shot selection

Garry Gelade develops quantitative descriptions of shooting locations and uses this information to classify and compare different players.

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Swansea 3 – Arsenal 2: A detailed analysis

Dan Barnett uses Opta data to analyse Swansea's famous victory over Aresenal from last season.

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Arguing about Marcus Rashford and young player development

Writing for StatsBomb, Ted Knutson applies data to analyse player development, focusing on Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford.

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