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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

PODCAST: The latest Three At The Back episode features an in-depth discussion with @soccerquant.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 22 Feb

PODCAST: @ryanbahia speaks with @Worville and @soccerquant on this latest episode of Three At The Back.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 22 Feb

BLOG: @ryanbahia assesses the 2017 #OptaProForum and discusses the future of the event. bit.ly/2kN6ukX. Review. 16 Feb

BLOG: A review of the 2017 #OptaProForum. bit.ly/2kN6ukX. Reflection. 16 Feb

.@lucyrushton12 speaks to @ESPNFC on data analysis, manager philosophies & different data cultures. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. International. 15 Feb

BLOG: The latest guest article from Neil Watson explores different game plans in rugby union.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 14 Feb

.@seaningle’s latest @guardian_sport column explores @GarryGelade’s #OptaProForum presentation on crossing. bit.ly/1iYMiem. Whip. 13 Feb

A data driven player snapshot profiling @ChelseaFC's Eden Hazard, Pedro and Willian. Trio. https://t.co/fXWh1JpbPa 10 Feb

Presentations from the #OptaProForum will be posted online over the coming weeks. Film. twitter.com/dperdomomeza1/… 9 Feb

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GUEST BLOG: Big-5 league scores: half-time and full-time

This paper by Drs Loïc Ravenel and Raffaele Poli of the CIES Football Observatory analyses the score of big-5 league matches since the season 2003/04, both full-time and half-time.

NEWS: OptaPro announce exciting new addition to the analytics team

Opta is delighted to announce Devin Pleuler as the latest addition to our advanced analytics team.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 17:39

BLOG: Things we think we think

As part of OptaPro's year anniversary, we attempted something of an experiment: a crowd-sourced blog from some of the key players in the football analytics world.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 17:00

BLOG: Manchester United - Shooting above the norm

Why are Manchester United scoring more goals than everyone else?
Posted by Sam Green at 14:22

VIDEO: Interview with Sam Green, Advanced Data Analyst

Sam Green recorded a video interview for OptaPro, lifting the lid on his analytical work so far.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 11:31