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VACANCY: Recruitment data analyst position available at @NorwichCityFC. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Canary. 17 Aug

Ahead of the Premier League season, @StatsBomb have again published a host of analytical team previews. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Fixture. 10 Aug

FILM: Jason Lawson, head of recruitment & analysis at Reading FC, presents at the #OptaProKonferenz.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 9 Aug

PODCAST: @BenMackriell & @Worville discuss playing philosophies and how data can feed into team selection.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 Aug

The #ThreeAtTheBack pod explores how data is integrated within a playing philosophy and in picking a team.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 Aug

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BLOG: 12 of the best in 2016

A look back at some of the most innovative and applicable analysis from 2016.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

FILM: OptaPro features on football analytics panel at Sloan conference

Angus McNab contributes to the four-person football analytics panel at the Sloan conference in February.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

NEWS: Devin Pleuler leaves OptaPro to join Toronto FC

Devin Pleuler leaves OptaPro to join Toronto FC as their Manager of Analytics.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

NEWS: OptaPro launches second Analytics Forum

OptaPro launches a second Analytics Forum, taking place in early 2015 in central London.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 15:14

BLOG: Assessing the use of game state in predictive models

The data shows that whether a team is winning or losing affects the shots they take, but should game state be included in predictive models?
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 13:00