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The final session of the day at the #OptaProKonferenz is a panel featuring Elliott Williams (Brighton & Hove Albion…… 3 hours ago

Head of OptaPro @BenMackriell follows up on @GregorydSam's FC 04 Schalke case study. Here Ben showcases how video a…… 4 hours ago

.@GregorydSam shares two examples of where FC 04 Schalke win the ball back on the pitch depending on game-state. Pr…… 5 hours ago

OptaPro data scientist @GregorydSam is presenting a case study on FC Schalke 04, focusing on game-state and style o…… 5 hours ago

In today's second presentation, Steven Houston shares insights and lessons from his time at both HSV and Chelsea. H…… 7 hours ago

In the opening presentation, Elliott Williams (recruitment analyst, Brighton and Hove Albion) provides examples of…… 8 hours ago

Philipp Obloch (OptaPro Lead, Northern Europe) gets the #OptaProKonferenz underway. Welcome. 8 hours ago

Today sees the second #OptaProKonferenz take place. Return. 10 hours ago

Final preparations are being made ahead of tomorrow's #OptaProKonferenz in Cologne. Alaaf. 21 Mar

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FILM: OptaPro Forum: Breaking down the possession game of FC Bayern

Abel Lorincz delivers a presentation analysing the passing networks of FC Bayern Munich.
Posted by Abel Lorincz at 00:00

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

BLOG: La Liga bias

How do passing games differ in England and Spain?
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 10:37

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

Ravi Ramineni, lead contributor for, 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