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PODCAST: Interview with former #LCFC, #SkyBlues and #NCFC analyst @donoir7. bit.ly/2wswRGV. City. https://t.co/sFtvAiz6g2 3 hours ago

JOB: @SouthamptonFC are recruiting a first team analyst. bit.ly/1iYMiem. Saint. 15 Sep

Former #OptaProForum judge @soccerquant shares expert tips on submitting a proposal. bit.ly/1M5Yhhp. Advic… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 14 Sep

PODCAST: From 2016, event judge @jmyrharkins & former presenter @GregorydSam share all things #OptaProForum. bit.ly/2fij4bm. Recap. 13 Sep

Proposals are currently being accepted for the 2018 #OptaProForum. bit.ly/2gQroTi. Submit. https://t.co/YZUME283IW 12 Sep

.@EuanDewar profiles attacking output in Serie A, discussing specific teams in the competition. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Defensive? 11 Sep

You can now submit a proposal to present at the 2018 #OptaProForum. bit.ly/2gQroTi. Ideas. https://t.co/seqtlHvzA6 8 Sep

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2018 #OptaProForum. bit.ly/2gQroTi. Launch. youtube.com/watch?v=RCS0fw… 8 Sep

A discussion of the #OptaProForum, the wider football analytics industry and some of the key developments for the 2… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 7 Sep

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Passing and game state

Writing for StatsBomb, Dustin Ward assesses the impact of game state on how a team passes and progresses the ball.

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Game state and shooting rates

Garry Gelade develops his OptaPro Analytics Forum research with further analysis on game state and shooting rates, this time exploring the additional influence of time.

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The scoreline isn't everything

Mark Taylor looks at the importance of considering score effects in context.

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Score Effects

Ben Pugsley breaks down how scoring goals potentially alters teams' in-game strategy.

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