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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

BLOG: @ryanbahia assesses the 2017 #OptaProForum and discusses the future of the event. bit.ly/2kN6ukX. Review. 16 Feb

BLOG: A review of the 2017 #OptaProForum. bit.ly/2kN6ukX. Reflection. 16 Feb

.@lucyrushton12 speaks to @ESPNFC on data analysis, manager philosophies & different data cultures. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. International. 15 Feb

BLOG: The latest guest article from Neil Watson explores different game plans in rugby union.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 14 Feb

.@seaningle’s latest @guardian_sport column explores @GarryGelade’s #OptaProForum presentation on crossing. bit.ly/1iYMiem. Whip. 13 Feb

A data driven player snapshot profiling @ChelseaFC's Eden Hazard, Pedro and Willian. Trio. https://t.co/fXWh1JpbPa 10 Feb

Presentations from the #OptaProForum will be posted online over the coming weeks. Film. twitter.com/dperdomomeza1/… 9 Feb

.@BenMackriell closes a really interesting day: the quality of presentations has been excellent across the board. E… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 8 Feb

.@MiamiDolphins' @LockAnalytics closing the day, discussing how he built an analytics dept. over the last 3 seasons… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 8 Feb

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

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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