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JOB: OptaPro is recruiting a Sales & Account Manager (based in East Asia). Further information here: bit.ly/2msM8hx. Opportunity. 25 Feb

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PODCAST: The latest Three At The Back episode features an in-depth discussion with @soccerquant.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 22 Feb

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BLOG: @ryanbahia assesses the 2017 #OptaProForum and discusses the future of the event. bit.ly/2kN6ukX. Review. 16 Feb

BLOG: A review of the 2017 #OptaProForum. bit.ly/2kN6ukX. Reflection. 16 Feb

.@lucyrushton12 speaks to @ESPNFC on data analysis, manager philosophies & different data cultures. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. International. 15 Feb

BLOG: The latest guest article from Neil Watson explores different game plans in rugby union.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 14 Feb

.@seaningle’s latest @guardian_sport column explores @GarryGelade’s #OptaProForum presentation on crossing. bit.ly/1iYMiem. Whip. 13 Feb

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The Bundesliga is the most exciting league in the world

In an article for SB Nation, Michael Caley uses Opta data to explore what makes Bundesliga matches so exciting.

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Trio of Premier League assist kings have great expectations

Detailed Opta data shows Fabregas, Di Maria and Tadic merit the most assists of all Premier League players.

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Creating from corners

Andrew Beasley analyses Liverpool’s approach to corners in his latest blog post.

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Consistency the key for last season's pass master Ozil

Detailed Opta stats show Arsenal playmaker the most productive passer in the 2013/14 campaign

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The importance of attacking speed and the quickest attacking team in EPL

Colin Trainor uses detailed Opta data to analyse how quickly Premier League teams attack.

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Has Holland expelled its obsession with possession football?

Is counter attacking football the new tiki-taka? 11tegen11 uses Opta data to investigate.

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Passing impact and David Silva

Alex Olshansky looks for a way to better understand which PL players are better at creating chances.

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Wayne Rooney – A Perfect 10? Part One

Paul Riley focuses on players 'in the hole'.

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You’ll never win anything with crosses

Will Gurpinar-Morgan looks at whether a strategy based mainly on crosses can possibly be successful.

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The reason West Ham could go down

The prolific Colin Trainor uses his Goal Expectation model to draw conclusions about West Ham's poor performances.

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Mythbusting: Downing creates poor chances

Colin Trainor looks at whether the West Ham winger really deserves his reputation for being ineffective.

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