JOB: Head of performance Analysis at @QPRFC. Hoops. 26 Oct

Expected Goal leaderboard for @ChelseaFC. Threat. 24 Oct

Visualising Chelsea’s shot locations (for and against) this season. Optimistic. 24 Oct

.@GarryGelade offers an in-depth analysis of crossing, focusing on Liverpool’s approach over a 4 year period. Whip. 24 Oct

Expected Goal leaderboard for @SouthamptonFC. Saints. 20 Oct

Mapping Southampton’s shot quality this season. The Saints have conceded few high quality chances but have also con…… 20 Oct

PODCAST: #CAFC Chief Scout Steve Head discusses recruitment, opposition analysis & player development.…… 19 Oct

Opposition scouting and building a recruitment team are two topics discussed in this latest episode of Three At The…… 18 Oct

PODCAST: #CAFC Chief Scout Steve Head is the guest on the latest episode of Three At The Back.…… 18 Oct

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JOB: Head of Performance Analysis at QPR

Queens Park Rangers are recruiting a Head of Performance Analysis.

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PODCAST: Steve Head, Charlton Athletic Football Club

Charlton Athletic Chief Scout Steve Head is the guest on the latest episode of Three At The Back.

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BLOG: How we measure pressure

Johannes Harkins examines how we analyse and quantify defensive pressure.

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BLOG: Team performance analysis in rugby union

Neil Watson, lecturer at the University of Cape Town, assesses characteristics between winning and losing teams.

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Podcast with Rory Campbell

This Analytics FC podcast features an interview with Rory Campbell, Head of Technical Analysis at West Ham United and an OptaPro Analytics Forum judge.

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How Arsenal can stop Costa from repeat show

The Premier League have published an article using Opta Data Scientist Tom Worville's 'carries' metric to assess how Arsenal (and every other Premier League team) can combat Diego Costa's attacking prowess.

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OptaPro Forum 2016: Find me a player like Andres Iniesta, Part 2

Neil Charles, a presenter at the OptaPro Analytics Forum 2016, provides a write-up of his experience at the event, and explains his poster presentation in detail.

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The Interview Series: Padraig Smith

Burgundy Wave sits down with the Sporting Director of the Colorado Rapids Padraig Smith for a discussion how you build and recruit a team.

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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.
Mike Forde
Former Director of
Football Operations,
Chelsea FC