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Head of OptaPro @BenMackriell is participating in a panel discussion on the global transfer market at today's… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 15 hours ago

Congratulations to both @abhinavr8 and @KubaMichalczyk on securing the first @NYAsports fellowships. Future. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 22 May

OptaPro is attending #SportsDataLondon today and tomorrow. Get in touch if you'd like to meet at the conference. Breakout. 22 May

BLOG: @JongsmaJongsma has looked into how PSV changed their style of play in 2017/18 to regain the Eredivisie crown… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 16 May

Since the beginning of the 2017/18 season, ‘shot clarity’ and ‘shot pressure’ are qualifiers that have been added t… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 10 May

11 - Romelu Lukaku has scored the most goals from attempts under high pressure from defenders in the Premier League this season. Qualifier. 9 May

BLOG: @CBadlan discusses his experiences and the challenges @EFL clubs face when implementing an international recr… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 8 May

BLOG: @CBadlan, now head of recruitment at @Coventry_City, shares insight on developing and implementing an interna… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 8 May

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Rugby: Leicester Tigers using predictive analytics

Leicester Tigers have teamed up with IBM to use predictive analytics in an effort to reduce injuries.

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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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Wayne Rooney: Transformation into a playmaking forward

Analysis of Wayne Rooney's subtle transformation, from an out and striker into a stylish playmaker, using Opta data.

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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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Visualising football data

Martin Eastwood showcases a new way to visualise a player's statistics, as he explores an alternative to using radar maps.

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Where do Premier League sides attack from?

Analysis of attack routes used by Premier League sides this season using Opta data via Michael Cox's excellent Zonal Marking site. By categorising each attack, this blog demonstrates how teams have a different attacking bias

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