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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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What scouts see

Garry Gelade’s latest blog assesses the relationship between what scouts see and the actions of players on the field.

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Lucy Rushton Q&A: The role of analytics in building Atlanta United FC

Speaking with ESPNFC, Lucy Rushton, Head of Technical Recruitment and Performance Analysis at Atlanta United, discusses using data to build a team from scratch, adjusting to a manger’s philosophy and also compares differences in the USA and UK.

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The Interview Series: Padraig Smith

Burgundy Wave sits down with the Sporting Director of the Colorado Rapids Padraig Smith for a discussion how you build and recruit a team.

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Atlanta United: how to recruit from a standing start

Published on the Leaders in Sport website, Lucy Rushton, Head of Technical Recruitment and Analysis at Atlanta United, discusses the processes behind building an MLS roster from scratch.

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The value of analysing qualitative text-based scouting assessments

Writing on the Scout7 website, Garry Gelade provides a thorough analysis of text-based scouting reports.

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Leicester City’s bargain hunters

The Daily Mail provides an overview of the processes used by Leicester City’s recruitment department.

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Find me a player like Andrés Iniesta

Neil Charles applies clustering techniques to recruitment and player comparisons in this interactive article.

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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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Why perfect shouldn't be the enemy of the good in player recruitment

A piece by Richard Whittall looking at how the player recruitment strategies of clubs can be improved with the use of data.

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Stats Bomb April mailbag – Profiling Pastore, scouting Lukaku replacements, and should Spurs tank?

The eminently readable and interesting Stats Bomb mailbag returns.

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Why football clubs absolutely NEED analytics to survive an increasingly crazy transfer market

Richard Whittall takes on the role of key note speaker at the upcoming OptaPro Analytics Forum.

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How to scout goal scoring talent?

A step by step guide to using shooting analytics to effectively assess goal scorers.

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'Leading the line': The Scout7 newsletter

The latest magazine from Scout7, featuring an interview with the KNVB's Max Reckers, Chris Anderson and Leicester City's Rob Mackenzie.

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