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This week sees @StatsBomb host a range of analytical previews ahead of new seasons in England and France. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Trailer. 7 hours ago

From the archive: former OptaPro analyst Sam Green developed a metric to assess goalscoring performance. bit.ly/1IudZRn. Expected. 1 Aug

. @BrianPrestidge uses @tableau to analyse actual goals & expected goals in last season’s @premierleague. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Visual. 29 Jul

From the archive (2013): @MacRob85 with insight on scouting & data analysis within a club environment. bit.ly/1elSB98. Professional. 25 Jul

. @barnsleybeast uses @tableau to investigate whether T20 cricket has affected run rates in Test cricket. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Increase? 22 Jul

An assistant performance analyst position (first team) is available at @SouthamptonFC. bit.ly/1fhAJgt. Saint. 20 Jul

From the archive: @devinpleuler analyses the efficiency of half-time substitutions. bit.ly/1My6EUO. Replacement. 18 Jul

One week left to apply for the technical scout position at @SunderlandAFC. Deadline. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 16 Jul

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BLOG: Assessing goalkeeping performance

Johannes Harkins provides an in-depth analysis to evaluating the performance of goalkeepers.
Posted by Johannes Harkins at 00:00

GUEST BLOG: Is a ‘one-dimensional’ attack such a bad thing?

Sam Gregory discusses the value of a varied attack in the Premier League.
Posted by Sam Gregory at 00:00

WWC BLOG: Abby Wambach & the USWNT's long-ball problem

Originally posted on MLSsoccer.com, Devin Pleuler analyses the USWNT's style of play.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 00:00

GUEST BLOG: Premier League top prospects in 2015

Dan Altman showcases models designed to support recruitment and the early identification of future stars.
Posted by Daniel Altman at 00:00

BLOG: Assessing defensive impact

In his first blog for OptaPro, Johannes Harkins uses expected goals to analyse the impact of defensive players.
Posted by Johannes Harkins at 00:00