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FILM: Gegenpress tactics are analysed using the sequence framework. Dortmund. youtu.be/A5sf04n1sC8 22 Jun

Using the sequence framework, @BVB's tactics are assessed under Jürgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel. Analysis. youtu.be/A5sf04n1sC8 19 Jun

.@mixedknuts introduces and discusses a more considered approach to evaluate passing ability. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Distribute. 15 Jun

‘Why underdogs do better in hockey than basketball’ – @voxdotcom assess how well sports measure skill. Variance. youtube.com/watch?v=HNlgIS… 13 Jun

Taken from the OptaPro Portal, we share some brief highlights from this year’s @TounoiToulon.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 9 Jun

.@Worville applies sequence data to the 2016/17 Premier League season. bit.ly/2qZh0Zu. Involvement. https://t.co/r947vLVV0h 8 Jun

BLOG: @jmyrharkins introduces the possessions model and discusses applications of ‘sequences’.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 6 Jun

.@jmyrharkins introduces and discusses the possessions model that underpins this analysis from @Worville.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 6 Jun

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NEWS: Opta to become Official Data Provider for PL and FL, SPL and SFL

Opta is delighted to announce that the the four UK professional football Leagues have appointed Opta as their official media data collection and distribution partner for three seasons commencing with the 2013-14 season.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 00:01

GUEST BLOG: Recapping the Sloan Conference

A guest blog from Noah Chestnut, writer for the excellent 'The Umpires' blog gives on overview of the first day of the 2013 Sloan Sports Analytics conference
Posted by Noah Chestnut at 17:32

BLOG: We're looking for Sloan reviewers

We're looking for guest-bloggers to provide comprehensive reviews of the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference held in Boston over the next couple of days.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 11:32

NEWS: OptaPro representatives attending Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Two OptaPro representatives will be in Boston, MA next week for the annual Sloan Sports Analytics conference.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 17:08

COLUMBIA BLOG: Goalkeeper rankings by shot type

A proposal for a new way to effectively rank goalkeepers.
Posted by Columbia University at 15:29