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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: MCFC Analytics - Opta's formation codes

Explaining the MCFC Analytics formation and player position key.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 14:18

GUEST BLOG: Insights from the brand new CIES Football Observatory Annual Review 2012

The seventh edition of the CIES Football Observatory Annual Review is now available. This publication unveils the logics of success in the five major European leagues using a novel and unique "demo-technic" approach. The latter combines the study of players' demographic profile and their on-pitch performances both on an individual and collective level.
Posted by Raffaele Poli at 14:19

NEWS: MCFC Analytics - A new era for football analysis

On August 17th, the eve of the 2012-13 Premier League Season, we are proud to launch MCFC Analytics, a game-changing approach to data sharing that aims to support and inspire the growing football analytics community.
Posted by Gavin Fleig at 16:22

GUEST BLOG: Villarreal 2011-12 - Breaking down a failed season

Ravi Ramineni, lead contributor for onfooty.com, has used Opta data to analyse Villarreal's disastrous 2011/2012 season in comparison to their impressive 2010 season. He uses some revolutionary data visualisations to effectively show the difference in performance.
Posted by Ravi Ramineni at 13:20

GUEST BLOG: Creating chances in the English Premier League

Mark Taylor, from The Power of Goals blog, returns with a new guest blog for OptaPro on how best to quantify chance creation.
Posted by Mark Taylor at 13:44