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VACANCY: Recruitment data analyst position available at @NorwichCityFC. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Canary. 3 hours ago

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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BLOG: Grouping team styles

Johannes Harkins conducts a cluster analysis to identify teams with similar characteristics.
Posted by Johannes Harkins at 00:00

GUEST BLOG: David Sumpter on Soccermatics

Soccermatics author David Sumpter shares his OptaPro Analytics Forum experience.
Posted by David Sumpter at 00:00
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NEWS: OptaPro to work with Australian Rugby Union (ARU)

The ARU announces Opta as its official data and statistics provider.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

BLOG: Assessing aerial performance across European leagues

Todd Kingston's Elo ratings work in Major League Soccer is applied to European leagues.
Posted by Todd Kingston at 00:00

VIDEO: Sam Jackson presents at the OptaPro Analytics Forum

Sam Jackson showcases a new metric to evaluate a goalkeeper's ability to deal with crosses.
Posted by Sam Jackson at 00:00