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The final session of the day at the #OptaProKonferenz is a panel featuring Elliott Williams (Brighton & Hove Albion…… 22 Mar

Head of OptaPro @BenMackriell follows up on @GregorydSam's FC 04 Schalke case study. Here Ben showcases how video a…… 22 Mar

.@GregorydSam shares two examples of where FC 04 Schalke win the ball back on the pitch depending on game-state. Pr…… 22 Mar

OptaPro data scientist @GregorydSam is presenting a case study on FC Schalke 04, focusing on game-state and style o…… 22 Mar

In today's second presentation, Steven Houston shares insights and lessons from his time at both HSV and Chelsea. H…… 22 Mar

In the opening presentation, Elliott Williams (recruitment analyst, Brighton and Hove Albion) provides examples of…… 22 Mar

Philipp Obloch (OptaPro Lead, Northern Europe) gets the #OptaProKonferenz underway. Welcome. 22 Mar

Today sees the second #OptaProKonferenz take place. Return. 22 Mar

Final preparations are being made ahead of tomorrow's #OptaProKonferenz in Cologne. Alaaf. 21 Mar

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BLOG: Intentional assists and shooting in the Premier League

Johannes Harkins provides an in-depth analysis of intentionally assisted shots in the Premier League.
Posted by Johannes Harkins at 00:00

BLOG: Assessing goalkeeping performance

Johannes Harkins provides an in-depth analysis to evaluating the performance of goalkeepers.
Posted by Johannes Harkins at 00:00

GUEST BLOG: Is a ‘one-dimensional’ attack such a bad thing?

Sam Gregory discusses the value of a varied attack in the Premier League.
Posted by Sam Gregory at 00:00

WWC BLOG: Abby Wambach & the USWNT's long-ball problem

Originally posted on, Devin Pleuler analyses the USWNT's style of play.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 00:00

GUEST BLOG: Premier League top prospects in 2015

Dan Altman showcases models designed to support recruitment and the early identification of future stars.
Posted by Daniel Altman at 00:00