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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

BLOG: @ryanbahia assesses the 2017 #OptaProForum and discusses the future of the event. Review. 16 Feb

BLOG: A review of the 2017 #OptaProForum. Reflection. 16 Feb

.@lucyrushton12 speaks to @ESPNFC on data analysis, manager philosophies & different data cultures. International. 15 Feb

BLOG: The latest guest article from Neil Watson explores different game plans in rugby union.…… 14 Feb

.@seaningle’s latest @guardian_sport column explores @GarryGelade’s #OptaProForum presentation on crossing. Whip. 13 Feb

A data driven player snapshot profiling @ChelseaFC's Eden Hazard, Pedro and Willian. Trio. 10 Feb

Presentations from the #OptaProForum will be posted online over the coming weeks. Film.… 9 Feb

.@BenMackriell closes a really interesting day: the quality of presentations has been excellent across the board. E…… 8 Feb

.@MiamiDolphins' @LockAnalytics closing the day, discussing how he built an analytics dept. over the last 3 seasons…… 8 Feb

.@joe_mulberry looking at better ways of measuring take-on ability, using a combination of event and tracking data.…… 8 Feb

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BLOG: OptaPro in MLS

How OptaPro is changing the beautiful game -an insight into how Opta data has changed MLS.
Posted by Harley Lillywhite at 15:46

NEWS: OptaPro covering 2014 Toulon Tournament

Opta will be collecting full-level performance data from the entire 2014 Toulon Tournament.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 09:18

NEWS: OptaPro integration with Nacsport platform

Fully integrated Opta data into Nacsport's advanced professional analysis platform.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 11:19

BLOG: Augmenting free-kick data for more meaningful results

Why free-kick success doesn't tell the whole story: avoiding the pitfalls of a small sample size.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 16:36

GUEST BLOG: An alternative analysis of Key Passes

Colin Trainor mines OptaPro's Premier League Key Pass data in order to glean greater meaning.
Posted by Colin Trainor at 10:35