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BLOG: @ryanbahia assesses the 2017 #OptaProForum and discusses the future of the event. Review. 16 Feb

BLOG: A review of the 2017 #OptaProForum. Reflection. 16 Feb

.@lucyrushton12 speaks to @ESPNFC on data analysis, manager philosophies & different data cultures. International. 15 Feb

BLOG: The latest guest article from Neil Watson explores different game plans in rugby union.…… 14 Feb

.@seaningle’s latest @guardian_sport column explores @GarryGelade’s #OptaProForum presentation on crossing. Whip. 13 Feb

A data driven player snapshot profiling @ChelseaFC's Eden Hazard, Pedro and Willian. Trio. 10 Feb

Presentations from the #OptaProForum will be posted online over the coming weeks. Film.… 9 Feb

.@BenMackriell closes a really interesting day: the quality of presentations has been excellent across the board. E…… 8 Feb

.@MiamiDolphins' @LockAnalytics closing the day, discussing how he built an analytics dept. over the last 3 seasons…… 8 Feb

.@joe_mulberry looking at better ways of measuring take-on ability, using a combination of event and tracking data.…… 8 Feb

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GUEST BLOG: Rating Rugby Union kickers by kick difficulty - Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor uses OptaPro's rugby data to accurately measure and rank kickers' abilities.
Posted by Mark Taylor at 11:42

GUEST BLOG: Creating chances in the English Premier League

Mark Taylor, from The Power of Goals blog, returns with a new guest blog for OptaPro on how best to quantify chance creation.
Posted by Mark Taylor at 13:44

GUEST BLOG: Scoring Efficiency and Current Score by Mark Taylor

A guest blog from Mark Taylor, author of the excellent 'The Power of Goals' blog.
Posted by Mark Taylor at 10:32