At the #OptaProForum @Abel_Lorincz analysed the passing networks of @FCBayern. bit.ly/1NbG1pQ. Control. 26 Mar

. @GarryGelade develops his #OptaProForum research on game state & shooting, now analysing the impact of time bit.ly/124hdxe. Park. 26 Mar

Breaking down the possession game of @FCBayern. A presentation from @Abel_Lorincz at the #OptaProForum. bit.ly/1NbG1pQ. Centrality. 26 Mar

Learning from other industries: how the film industry is embracing data analytics. bit.ly/1pQn7HT. Thriller. 24 Mar

. @Owain_Thomas analyses the @SkyBetChamp’s promotion candidates’ performance & remaining fixtures. bit.ly/1pQn7HT. Sprint. 20 Mar

Another chance to read @We_R_PL’s #OptaProForum free-kick analysis on whether to shoot or cross. bit.ly/1BMgChe. Specialist. 17 Mar

‘Attacking free-kicks: shot or cross?’ @We_R_PL’s #OptaProForum free-kick analysis. bit.ly/1BMgChe. Wall. 17 Mar

‘My data analysis toolkit’ - @data_monkey’s preferred analytical software and what each can offer. bit.ly/1pQn7HT. Options. 11 Mar

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FILM: OptaPro Forum: Breaking down the possession game of FC Bayern

Abel Lorincz delivers a presentation analysing the passing networks of FC Bayern Munich.

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BLOG: OptaPro Forum: Attacking free-kicks: cross or shot?

Daniel Barnett converts his OptaPro Forum presentation on attacking free-kicks into a blog post.

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FILM: OptaPro Forum: Beyond shots

Daniel Altman presents his development of metrics to quantify scoring opportunities.

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NEWS: OptaPro attending Melbourne Sports Analytics Innovation Summit

We are attending Melbourne's Sports Analytics Innovation Summit on 4-5 March.

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Game state and shooting rates

Garry Gelade develops his OptaPro Analytics Forum research with further analysis on game state and shooting rates, this time exploring the additional influence of time.

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How the film industry is embracing analytics

Sezin Aksoy, senior director on the applied analytics team at Legendary Entertainment, delivers a speech on how the organisation is embracing analytics.

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The run-in: Eight teams, eight games

With 38 games played in the tightly contested Championship, Owain Thomas analyses the upcoming fixtures and performances of those in contention for promotion to the Premier League.

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My data analysis toolkit

Data analyst Neil Charles answers a host of questions about his preferred analytical software.

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Liverpool 2014/15: Zeros to Heroes

Writing for The Tomkins Times, Dan Kennett takes an analytical approach to explain Liverpool’s recent Premier League form.

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Sloan Analytics Conference shows influence of statistics on US sport

Having attended the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference last month, Andy McGeady reviews the event for The Irish Times.

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