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FILM: Gegenpress tactics are analysed using the sequence framework. Dortmund. 22 Jun

Using the sequence framework, @BVB's tactics are assessed under Jürgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel. Analysis. 19 Jun

.@mixedknuts introduces and discusses a more considered approach to evaluate passing ability. Distribute. 15 Jun

‘Why underdogs do better in hockey than basketball’ – @voxdotcom assess how well sports measure skill. Variance.… 13 Jun

Taken from the OptaPro Portal, we share some brief highlights from this year’s @TounoiToulon.…… 9 Jun

.@Worville applies sequence data to the 2016/17 Premier League season. Involvement. 8 Jun

BLOG: @jmyrharkins introduces the possessions model and discusses applications of ‘sequences’.…… 6 Jun

.@jmyrharkins introduces and discusses the possessions model that underpins this analysis from @Worville.…… 6 Jun

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NEWS: PERFORM announces proposed acquisition of Opta

Acquisition would create a leading player in the provision of sports data to the media and bookmaker sectors
Posted by Opta at 07:00

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