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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

This Thursday sees OptaPro host its first football analytics conference in Germany. bit.ly/2nrXNOJ. Presentations. 21 Mar

.@Worville provides an in-depth analysis of Napoli, assessing various aspects of their playing style. bit.ly/2nMFMKB. Informed. 20 Mar

BLOG: @Worville applies a possessions model to this data-driven analysis of @sscnapoli. bit.ly/2nMFMKB. Se… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 17 Mar

BLOG: @Worville uses a possessions model for an in-depth analysis of @sscnapoli. bit.ly/2nMFMKB. Partenope… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 17 Mar

.@ghostgoal has used @neilcharles_uk's #OptaProForum presentation to look at how effective Tony Pulis is.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 17 Mar

VIDEO: ‘Shoot! Optimising the location of attempts on goal’. @neilcharles_uk’s #OptaProForum presentation. bit.ly/2mx0Zrv. Options. 16 Mar

The presentation slides from @neilcharles_uk’s #OptaProForum talk can be accessed here: bit.ly/2mx0Zrv. Su… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 16 Mar

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BLOG: England's Batting Conundrum

By using Opta’s vast cricket database, we can look at how England’s current batsmen performed in the last 3 Test series in the sub-continent. We can also effectively evaluate the options for England at the top of the order to replace the retired Andrew Strauss in a number of ways.
Posted by Danny StQuinton at 15:04

NEWS: OptaPro to attend Sports Office Analytics Conference

Representatives from OptaPro will be attending the Sports Office Analytics conference at Manchester Business School.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 09:18

NEWS: OptaPro LinkedIn group - Join the community

OptaPro has launched a new LinkedIn group for professional and amateur sports analysts to discuss and share analytical work.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 16:18

MCFC Analytics – A perspective on open data and amendments to the terms & conditions

The Manchester City Analytics project has been live for nearly three weeks now. Over 5000 people have received the data, and we have started seeing some early examples of data analysis being presented. We wanted to give some context to our motivation in providing this data release and explain what Opta and Manchester City hope to see develop as the project matures.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 16:24

GUEST BLOG: The impact of Santi Cazorla

Ravi Ramineni returns with a follow up post to his previous OptaPro guest blog, and attempts to quantify the impact of Santi Cazorla on a side.
Posted by Ravi Ramineni at 11:16