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

Thank you to everyone who attended #OptaProSoccer yesterday. Talks from the event will soon be available. Presentations. 18 Jan

The final #OptaProSoccer session is a panel discussion, featuring @devinpleuler, @G4gey, @lucyrushton12 & @tjheaps.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 Jan

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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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Tottenham: success awaits?

Writing for StatsBomb, James Yorke applies a data-driven analysis to dissect Tottenham Hotspur’s performances over the past two seasons.

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Juggling expectations: the emergence of soccer analytics

Ted Knutson (StatsBomb Services), Padraig Smith (Colorado Rapids), Daniel Stenz (Hungarian Football Association) and Hendrik Almstadt (PGA European Tour, formerly Arsenal and Aston Villa) make up the football analytics panel at the 2017 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

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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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Want to have a long career? Play in goal or central defence

Writing for ESPNFC, Michael Caley applies data to analyse ageing patterns in relation to position.

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An examination of corner kick strategies in European leagues

Alex Rathke provides a write-up of his OptaPro Analytics Forum poster, which is an in-depth analysis of corner kicks across major European leagues.

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