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

VACANCY: Recruitment data analyst position available at @NorwichCityFC. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Canary. 17 Aug

Ahead of the Premier League season, @StatsBomb have again published a host of analytical team previews. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Fixture. 10 Aug

FILM: Jason Lawson, head of recruitment & analysis at Reading FC, presents at the #OptaProKonferenz.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 9 Aug

PODCAST: @BenMackriell & @Worville discuss playing philosophies and how data can feed into team selection.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 Aug

The #ThreeAtTheBack pod explores how data is integrated within a playing philosophy and in picking a team.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 Aug

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Why underdogs do better in hockey than basketball

Created by Vox, this film focuses on well certain sports measure skill. In other words, how confident can we be that outcomes in a sport reflect true differences in skill?

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What can Szczesny’s decision-making tell us about luck?

More goalkeeping analysis from Paul Riley, looking at how individual keeper performances can tell us more about luck and skill.

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How repeatable are shots on target?

James Grayson looks further into separating skill and luck when shooting at goal.

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In my experience, there's no such thing as luck... Except in football

Neil Charles breaks down what constitutes 'luck' in football, and which teams are most affected.

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