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VACANCY: Norwich City are recruiting a senior first team performance analyst. bit.ly/2K3lgkz. Canary. #ncfc 10 hours ago

GUEST BLOG: @GarryGelade showcases a new data-driven approach to inform how we evaluate players in 1v1 situations.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 18 Apr

The latest episode of Three At The Back sees @Wolves Sporting Director Kevin Thelwell discuss his role in detail, s… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 Apr

PODCAST: #WWFC Sporting Director Kevin Thelwell is the guest on this latest episode of #ThreeAtTheBack.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 16 Apr

WATCH: @thewonderofmu delivers an #OptaProForum presentation analysing how teams concede chances.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 12 Apr

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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

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