. @GarryGelade correlates spatial location of defensive activity with opponents' chances of scoring bit.ly/1pQn7HT. Anchor. 28 Oct

. @sofwannaim uses a Network Analysis approach to Australia's passing at the 2014 Hockey World Cup. bit.ly/1pQn7HT. Triangles. 27 Oct

An interview with #LFC Head of Opposition Analysis Chris Davies via @paul_tomkins. bit.ly/1tqu2wD. Prepare. 24 Oct

Insightful piece from @colinttrainor on analysing goalkeeping performance. bit.ly/1yeAU05. Repeatability. 21 Oct

We've written a blog for the @premierleague website, on last season's top PL passers: premierleague.com/en-gb/news/new…. Threaded. 7 Oct

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Defensive Distance Profiles

Garry Gelade explores how spatial location of defensive activity correlates with opponents' chances of scoring.

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Network Analysis at the 2014 Hockey World Cup

Sofwan Naim takes a Social Network Analysis (SNA) approach to understanding Australia's passing patterns at the 2014 Hockey World Cup.

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Interview with LFC Head of Opposition Analysis

Bob Pearce and Mihail Vladimirov interview Liverpool FC Head of Opposition Analysis, Chris Davies, for The Tomkins Times.

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Goalkeepers: How repeatable are shot saving performances?

Colin Trainor analyses goalkeeper performance and the significance of 'repeatability' in evaluation.

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Consistency the key for last season's pass master Ozil

Detailed Opta stats show Arsenal playmaker the most productive passer in the 2013/14 campaign

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