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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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How Everton dealt with Swansea City's passing threat

Using the Opta-powered Stats Zone app, the We Are Premier League blog analysed how Everton were able to force the Swans' creative players to drop deeper in search of the ball, thus limiting their attacking threat.

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Stopping the supply: How understanding passing sequences helps win games

Adam Bate (@ghostgoal) uses the sequence and possessions framework to analyse player involvement – beyond assists and key passes – in attacking moves in an article for Sky Sports.

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Time of possession in the EPL

Courtesy of the brilliant 'Power of Goals' blog, author Mark Taylor investigates whether the popular 'Time of Possession' statistic is actually meaningless when establishing a team's overall performance during a game.

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StatsBomb 2017/18 season previews

A host of analysts have contributed to the in-depth statistical team previews ahead of the 2017/18 Premier League season.

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North American sports culture helping MLS clubs buy into analytics

This ESPN article explores how analytical processes are being integrated by MLS teams across both analysis and recruitment.

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Did Manchester City just run out of luck?

At the time of writing, Manchester City have turned a two point lead at the summit of the EPL into an eight point deficit in the space of a month. There have been many theories from various commentators that speculate how this occurred, many of which focus on perceived off-field problems. However, Chris Anderson (on his brilliant Soccer By The Numbers blog) uses data to argue that, unfortunately for City, their luck simply changed.

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