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

Today saw @Dtrombetta87 present to @sportCIES FIFA Master's students on OptaPro and the wider sports analytics indu… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 21 Feb

PODCAST: The latest #ThreeAtTheBack is now live. @LukeBornn and @devinpleuler join the pod to reflect on the… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 20 Feb

Practitioner @GarryGelade reflects on his 10 years in the sports analytics industry and discusses the evolving role… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 20 Feb

OptaPro is delighted to work with @UoLManSchool to support their MSc Sports Business & Management programme.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 19 Feb

This #OptaProForum review discusses implications from the day and explores how this industry can continue to progre… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 16 Feb

BLOG: A review of the 2018 #OptaProForum and its relationship with the wider football analytics industry.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 16 Feb

OptaPro is delighted to be nominated for the ‘Best elite performance technology’ at this year’s @SportTechAwards.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 15 Feb

An insightful thread from @LukeBornn on last week's #OptaProForum. Perspective. twitter.com/LukeBornn/stat… 13 Feb

Thank you to all who attended yesterday's #OptaProForum. Presentations and videos will be published over the coming weeks. PowerPoint. 8 Feb

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Under pressure

Writing for StatsBomb, Will Gürpinar-Morgan applies a pass probability model to assess the difficulty in completing a pass and compares this to passing outcomes at team level.

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Quantifying passing ability

Ted Knutson (@mixedknuts) introduces and discusses a more considered approach to evaluate passing ability.

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Passing and game state

Writing for StatsBomb, Dustin Ward assesses the impact of game state on how a team passes and progresses the ball.

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Chewing on the Champions League

Writing for StatsBomb, Dustin Ward (@SaturdayOnCouch) analyses deep completions and passing patterns in this season’s Champions League.

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Converting dangerous passes into shots

Writing for StatsBomb, Dustin Ward (@SaturdayOnCouch) analyses how frequently teams generate shots from passes into dangerous areas.

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Better to be direct or retain possession in the Championship?

Dave Willoughby statistically compares passing styles in the Premier League and Championship.

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Premier League pass masters

Will Gurpinar-Morgan devises a metric to help identify the Premier League’s most dangerous passers.

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Analytics, changing the way we interact with football

<a href="www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/soccer-analytics-premier-league/"></a>Now that analytics is just starting to gain some mainstream attention in the soccer world it inevitably has its detractors, and with detractors comes misinformation and misunderstanding. So it is important to answer the questions of what soccer analytics is and how should it be used?

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Network Analysis at the 2014 Hockey World Cup

Sofwan Naim takes a Social Network Analysis (SNA) approach to understanding Australia's passing patterns at the 2014 Hockey World Cup.

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Consistency the key for last season's pass master Ozil

Detailed Opta stats show Arsenal playmaker the most productive passer in the 2013/14 campaign

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Central Winger: How to measure a player's influence through touches

An article by Devin Pleuler analysing the correlation between a players position on the pitch and their influence on the game.

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