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A showcase of some of the best data analysis from across the web.

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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Expected goals and evaluating performance

The New York Times speaks with OptaPro advanced analyst Johannes Harkins about expected goals and their application in the Women’s World Cup.

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Examining USWNT's "Abby-dependence" at Women's World Cup

Writing for MLSsoccer.com, Devin Pleuler’s follow-up article on the Women’s World Cup explores how the USWNT performed in Abby Wambach’s absence.

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The Patterns of Penalties

A brilliant interactive penalty visualisation from the Wall Street Journal, using Opta data.

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Has Holland expelled its obsession with possession football?

Is counter attacking football the new tiki-taka? 11tegen11 uses Opta data to investigate.

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The Armchair Analyst - Brazil v Croatia

The Armchair Analyst uses OptaPro tools to analyse the opening game of the 2014 World Cup.

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World Cup: To d-mid or not to d-mid? 25 years of USMNT tactics under the microscope

OptaPro's Devin Pleuler uses network analysis to track the US team's tactical development over their last 6 World Cup appearances.

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