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

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

VACANCY: OptaPro is recruiting a Sales & Account Manager (East Asia). bit.ly/2msM8hx. Job. 24 Feb

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

PODCAST: @ryanbahia speaks with @Worville and @soccerquant on this latest episode of Three At The Back.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 22 Feb

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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Red Line Report: Who's trending up and down ahead of the MLS Cup Playoffs?

MLSsoccer.com analyses each MLS team going into the playoffs, visualising the expected goal difference of each side with additional insight from OptaPro’s Tom Worville.

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The importance of high-return shots

Garry Gelade’s latest analytical blog explores the value in making the correct shooting decisions.

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Lack of finishing touch harming Arsenal's title hopes

Writing for the official Premier League website, Colin Trainor (@colinttrainor) uses Expected Goals to explain Arsenal's league position at this stage of the season.

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Analytics FC: Michael Caley and Expected Goals

Michael Caley joins Tom Worville and Sam Gregory on the Analytics FC podcast for an in-depth discussion on Expected Goals.

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Premier League projections and new Expected Goals

Michael Caley provides a detailed discussion of his Opta-powered Expected Goals method.

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Joining teams like Real Madrid and Barcelona doesn’t guarantee individual success

Writing for The Washington Post, Michael Caley uses expected goals to analyse whether playing for an elite side can improve a player’s performance.

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Expected goals in the Premier League 2014/15

Brian Prestidge uses Tableau to visualise actual goals and expected goals in last season’s Premier League.

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Expected goals and evaluating performance

The New York Times speaks with OptaPro advanced analyst Johannes Harkins about expected goals and their application in the Women’s World Cup.

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Uncertain expectations

The second instalment of this two-part piece, Will Gurpinar-Morgan outlines, discusses and evaluates his expected goals model.

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Gladbach: luck or a blind spot in expected goals?

‘Saturdays on the Couch’ (@SaturdayOnCouch) uses the Expected Goals metric to analyse the performances of Borussia Monchengladbach over the past three seasons.

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Premier League. Should he stay or should he go?

Paul Riley (@footballfactman) uses Expected Goals as a framework to analyse the influence and impact of Premier League managers.

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