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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: OptaPro Product Manager Vacancy

OptaPro are seeking an experienced Product Manager to join the team based in London.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 12:05

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