Expected goal leaderboards – a roundup from the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1 and Serie A.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 25 Apr

Keith Lyons (@520507) shares a comprehensive resource outlining previous work on expected goals. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Literature. 22 Apr

.@CIES_Football’s interactive digital atlas visualises squad data throughout Europe. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Comparison. 21 Apr

.@jair1970 applies a data-led analysis to dissect Tottenham’s performances over the past two seasons. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Contenders. 20 Apr

.@GregorydSam examines how conversion rates are assessed. Sample. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 18 Apr

BLOG: @GregorydSam uses conversion rates to analyse how we assess finishing ability. bit.ly/2pcKJha. Assumption. 14 Apr

BLOG: @GregorydSam discusses how we assess finishing skill. bit.ly/2pcKJha. Bayesian. https://t.co/PuDnYmNddj 13 Apr

Dennis Lock, @MiamiDolphins Head of Analytics, discusses how data has been integrated within the franchise. Open. youtube.com/watch?v=xgSsI5… 7 Apr

FILM – Dennis Lock, Head of Analytics at @MiamiDolphins, delivers the guest talk at the #OptaProForum. Keynote. youtube.com/watch?v=xgSsI5… 7 Apr

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BLOG: Expected Goals – European leaderboards

OptaPro provides the latest round-up of expected goal leaderboards from across Europe’s ‘big five’ leagues.

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BLOG: Re-examining finishing skill

Sam Gregory adopts a simple Bayesian approach to examine finishing skill.

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VIDEO: Dennis Lock delivers guest talk at OptaPro Forum

The Miami Dolphins Director of Analytics delivers a talk on integrating analytics within elite sport.

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PODCAST: Roundup of German Conference

The latest episode of Three At The Back is now available to download.

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CIES Football Observatory digital atlas

The CIES Football Observatory’s interactive digital atlas visualises and compares squad data throughout Europe.

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Tottenham: success awaits?

Writing for StatsBomb, James Yorke applies a data-driven analysis to dissect Tottenham Hotspur’s performances over the past two seasons.

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Juggling expectations: the emergence of soccer analytics

Ted Knutson, Padraig Smith, Daniel Stenz and Hendrik Almstadt make up the football analytics panel at the 2017 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

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Want to have a long career? Play in goal or central defence

Writing for ESPNFC, Michael Caley applies data to analyse ageing patterns in relation to position.

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An examination of corner kick strategies in European leagues

Alex Rathke provides a write-up of his OptaPro Analytics Forum poster, which is an in-depth analysis of corner kicks across major European leagues.

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