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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

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BLOG: The economics of possession

Devin Pleuler analyses the nature of possession and how certain teams use it.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 15:28

VIDEO: Interview with Thiago Larghi, Brazilian National Team Lead Aanalyst

OptaPro caught up with Thiago Larghi in August 2013, prior to Brazil's friendly match in Switzerland, to find out what it is like working with the Confederations Cup winners and 2014 World Cup hosts.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 15:35

NEWS: OptaPro named as Official Data Partner for the Brazilian National Team

The Brazilian national team, the most successful side in FIFA World Cup history, have named OptaPro as their Official Data Partner.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 09:37

GUEST BLOG: Analysing fullback play in the English Premier League

Has fullback played changed over the last five years? Which players secretly flew under the radar while having surprisingly good seasons?
Posted by Ted Knutson at 11:47

BLOG: Sustainable possession

Some possessions are meandering treatises on the premise of slowly coaxing the opposition out of a disciplined shape. Other possessions are break-neck attempts to exploit a fleeting weakness. The rest of possessions reside in a limbo between these two extremes; not so fast that you're tripping over your own feet, but fast enough that you can still exploit open space. In this article, we will dig into this middling rate of play.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 11:42