Expected Goal leaderboard for @SevillaFC. Shared. https://t.co/ypEr0t1uyk 7 Dec

Visualising @SevillaFC’s shot locations (for and against) this season. Measured. https://t.co/1HEqnQ4bh7 7 Dec

BLOG: @MacRob85 discusses data in football, identifying players and informing decision-making. bit.ly/2g1Qfxo. Language. 5 Dec

BLOG: @MacRob85 shares his experiences on using data to support decision-making within football clubs. bit.ly/2g1Qfxo. Audience. 5 Dec

Congratulations @devinpleuler from all at OptaPro on winning the Eastern Conference. Finalists. 1 Dec

.@GregorydSam is representing OptaPro on the @promanchester Technology in Sport #techinsport breakfast panel this m… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 30 Nov

Expected Goal leaderboard for @LCFC. Foxes. https://t.co/IoI4THvIei 28 Nov

Visualising @LCFC’s shot locations (for and against) this season. Expectations. https://t.co/Y8rCrm71N6 28 Nov

News & blog

BLOG: Influencing from within

Rob Mackenzie discusses how to use data to support and inform decision-making within football clubs.

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NEWS: Ben Mackriell to present at Sportdata and Performance Forum

The Head of OptaPro, will deliver a presentation at the event in Dublin on 22-23 November.

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JOB: Analyst vacancies at Hull City

The Premier League side is recruiting a technical analyst and a data analyst.

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NEWS: OptaPro to attend Leaders Performance Summit

Ben Mackriell is to represent OptaPro at the Leaders Sport Performance Summit.

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Interesting links

Measuring dribbling skill

Nils Mackay draws on Tom Worville’s OptaPro analysis on ‘Carries’ in this latest article looking at ball progression.

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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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