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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: Throwing the Kitchen Sink. Efficiency of Half-Time substitutions.

How effective are half-time substitutions?
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 16:32

NEWS: OptaPro covering 2014 Toulon Tournament

Opta will be collecting full-level performance data from the entire 2014 Toulon Tournament.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 09:18

NEWS: OptaPro at Google conference: Future of Data

OptaPro’s John Coulson and Simon Farrant were invited today to take part in a conference at Google’s London offices focusing on the Future of Data and the different uses of Big Data within organisations.
Posted at 00:00

BLOG: On the topic of Expected Goals and the repeatability of finishing skill

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion in the soccer analytics community around Expected Goals and it's repeatability. Public research in this area has perhaps been the most exciting development the community has had in recent times and in this post we attempt to summarize the crux of the arguments being made and provide an alternative direction to previous research.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 10:49

NEWS: OptaPro integration with Nacsport platform

Fully integrated Opta data into Nacsport's advanced professional analysis platform.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 11:19