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

This Thursday sees OptaPro host its first football analytics conference in Germany. bit.ly/2nrXNOJ. Presentations. 21 Mar

.@Worville provides an in-depth analysis of Napoli, assessing various aspects of their playing style. bit.ly/2nMFMKB. Informed. 20 Mar

BLOG: @Worville applies a possessions model to this data-driven analysis of @sscnapoli. bit.ly/2nMFMKB. Se… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 17 Mar

BLOG: @Worville uses a possessions model for an in-depth analysis of @sscnapoli. bit.ly/2nMFMKB. Partenope… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 17 Mar

.@ghostgoal has used @neilcharles_uk's #OptaProForum presentation to look at how effective Tony Pulis is.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 17 Mar

VIDEO: ‘Shoot! Optimising the location of attempts on goal’. @neilcharles_uk’s #OptaProForum presentation. bit.ly/2mx0Zrv. Options. 16 Mar

The presentation slides from @neilcharles_uk’s #OptaProForum talk can be accessed here: bit.ly/2mx0Zrv. Su… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 16 Mar

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Will Wales miss the expertise of their departing analyst?

Alex Bywater (@_AlexBywater) of WalesOnline discusses the importance of outgoing analyst Rhys Long's work with the international rugby union side.

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Rugby Union analytics – five ways data is changing the sport

In an article for the Guardian, Saracens technical analyst Bill Gerrard explains how the Premiership side benefit from data-led analysis.

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Data-led team building: increasing the odds of success

Featured in the Guardian, OptaPro’s Angus McNab contributes to the discussion around data’s influence on squad selection ahead of the 6 Nations.

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Six Nations carrying: Billy Vunipola and the 8+15 club

Andy McGeady looks at the individual RBS 6 Nations carry data and unearths some interesting conclusions.

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