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The latest #ThreeAtTheBack episode outlines further information on @scout7football becoming part of OptaPro.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 Nov

Following the acquisition, the #ThreeAtTheBack pod discusses this in further detail, along with a conversation on c… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 Nov

.@GregorydSam shares his thoughts and experiences on breaking into the sports analytics industry. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Career. 6 Nov

OptaPro will be at @Leaders_Insight next week. Get in touch if you’d like to meet at the event. Conference. twitter.com/Leaders_Insigh… 3 Nov

BLOG: @GregorydSam explores crediting players for their involvement in dangerous sequences. bit.ly/2yjIErVtwitter.com/i/web/status/9… 1 Nov

BLOG: @GregorydSam discusses quantifying player involvement in build-up play beyond traditional statistics.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 1 Nov

Head of performance analysis Joe Carnall leads a behind-the-scenes tour with the #DCFC analysis team. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Rams. 31 Oct

‘AMA’ with @bencfalk, former VP of basketball strategy for the Sixers & former Blazers analytics manager. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Glass. 26 Oct

.@devinpleuler presents at #NESSIS on style of play and providing data driven tactical insight. Cluster. youtube.com/watch?v=Az0ZwC… 23 Oct

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ESPN-hosted panel discussion - Analytics in Soccer

What role can analytics play in football? The panel at the 2012 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference explores this debate, and addresses the commonly held misperception that football can't be analysed in the same way as other sports.

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Serie A-ttack!

Euan Dewar profiles attacking output across Serie A, comparing the league against other European competitions as well as analysing specific teams in this article for StatsBomb.

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Data analytics at NYCFC

Dan Fradley, NYCFC Performance Analyst, reveals how he applies data and analytics to support and influence the performances of New York City Football Club.

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How costly are missed penalties?

In an EPL season that has been notable for the number of penalty chances spurned, Omar Chaudhuri looks at how this has affected overall results and related league standings.

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Premier League defensive profiles

Mark Taylor uses Opta data to analyse defensive actions, exploring where on the pitch teams and players are making these actions.

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Advice for non-traditional data scientists

Applicable to the elite sport industry, Gordon Shotwell (@gshotwell) provides an insightful, informative blog outlining career advice for non-traditional data scientists.

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