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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

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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BLOG: Involvement

Our ongoing work into the revaluation of possession can now tell us not only how much time each team has had the ball, it also allows us to look at what teams have been doing – and which players have been doing it – in greater detail than ever before.
Posted by Sam Green at 16:17

COLUMBIA BLOG: Holding the ball under pressure

Which player is the best at holding the ball under significant defensive pressure?
Posted by Columbia University at 15:12

NEWS: Opta to power new IBM and RFU analytics initiative

The RFU and IBM have announced a strategic five year agreement to analyse Opta data.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 00:01

COLUMBIA BLOG: Scoring Possessions

The first in a series of analytical blogs by a research team from New York's Columbia University.
Posted by Columbia University at 17:41

GUEST BLOG: Rating Rugby Union kickers by kick difficulty - Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor uses OptaPro's rugby data to accurately measure and rank kickers' abilities.
Posted by Mark Taylor at 11:42