The #OptaProForum will take place on 5th February 2015. Diary. 11 hours ago

. @sportCIES Football Observatory launches new Digital Atlas across European football. bit.ly/1pQn7HT. Continent. 16 Dec

A quick reminder that 14th December is the deadline for #OptaProForum proposals. Last chance to enter is approaching. Saloon. 12 Dec

We are hiring a data scientist. The job role and application details are here: bit.ly/1IFnLUo. Recruit. 11 Dec

‘Data the big game changer’. Former Indian captain @anilkumble1074 on sport, business & data management bit.ly/1pQn7HT. Collaborate. 11 Dec

Thought-provoking piece on @21stClub from @RWhittall on analytics, academia and the online community. bit.ly/1pQn7HT. Relationship. 10 Dec

The #OptaProForum abstract deadline is only five days away. Here’s the latest on the event. bit.ly/12rQquE. Track. 9 Dec

With tracking data now available, the #OptaProForum proposal deadline is 14th December. bit.ly/12rQquE. Addition. 7 Dec

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Announcement: Tracking data now included in OptaPro Forum

Premier League tracking data can now be requested in submissions for the OptaPro Analytics Forum.

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NEWS: The OptaPro Analytics Forum 2015 - Abstract Deadline Extended to December 14th

We're working on an exciting new element to the 2015 OptaPro Analytics Forum.

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FILM: 'Please stop applauding diagonal cross-field passes'

A chance to view Colm McMullan's presentation from the 2014 Analytics Forum ahead of the 2015 proposal deadline.

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NEWS: OptaPro Analytics Forum accepting entries

Proposals can now be submitted for the 2015 OptaPro Analytics Forum.

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CIES Football Observatory launches Digital Atlas on European football

A guide to help understand trends and the state of clubs and leagues, this comparative tool from CIES Football Observatory allows for analysis across 31 European countries.

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Data the big game changer: Anil Kumble

Former Indian cricket captain Anil Kumble writes for Mint, discussing the potential for sport and business to learn from each other in data management and its application.

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Will academia one day rule the roost in football analytics?

In his latest article for 21st Club, Richard Whittall discusses the relationship between the academic and online community as well as exploring the future of analytics and its place in football.

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Proactive and reactive approaches in MLS

Jared Young takes a closer look at playing styles in Major League Soccer, exploring a ‘possession’ or ‘position’ emphasis.

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Shot Quality and the Championship

An article on 'Stats and Snakeoil' looking at how teams in the Championship are affected by the quality and number of the shots they take.

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Using Opta data has allowed us to steal a march both in player recruitment, particularly in the main markets of England, Germany, Spain, Italy and France, and now in match analysis. What stands alone for us with Opta is its attitude to innovation and creativity.
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