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This Thursday sees OptaPro host its first football analytics conference in Germany. Presentations. 21 Mar

.@Worville provides an in-depth analysis of Napoli, assessing various aspects of their playing style. Informed. 20 Mar

BLOG: @Worville applies a possessions model to this data-driven analysis of @sscnapoli. Se…… 17 Mar

BLOG: @Worville uses a possessions model for an in-depth analysis of @sscnapoli. Partenope…… 17 Mar

.@ghostgoal has used @neilcharles_uk's #OptaProForum presentation to look at how effective Tony Pulis is.…… 17 Mar

VIDEO: ‘Shoot! Optimising the location of attempts on goal’. @neilcharles_uk’s #OptaProForum presentation. Options. 16 Mar

The presentation slides from @neilcharles_uk’s #OptaProForum talk can be accessed here: Su…… 16 Mar

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BLOG: Pochettino’s pressure

How Mauricio Pochettino changed Southampton's style of play.
Posted by Sam Green at 12:20

GUEST BLOG: Shooting activity - the most is not always the best

Following on the insightful Sam Green analysis on shooting, this paper investigates shooting attempts at big-5 league level since 2009/10. The goal is to determine to what extent shots and goals are correlated to club results in each of the five major European leagues over the four last seasons.

BLOG: La Liga bias

How do passing games differ in England and Spain?
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 10:37

NEWS: 'The Numbers Game' launch event

News about the launch event for Chris Anderson and David Sally's book, 'The Numbers Game'.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 11:23

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.