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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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FILM: Opta, MLS and New England Revolution

Presented by adidas, this film showcases Opta's work with MLS and New England Revolution.

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NEWS: Analytics Forum judge Devin Pleuler in Twitter Q&A on 21/11/2014

Opta Advanced Data Analyst Devin Pleuler to lead a Twitter Q&A ahead of the #OptaProForum proposal deadline.

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NEWS: OptaPro Analytics Forum opens for entries

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

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