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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

.@WillTGM applies a pass probability model to compare Premier League teams and assess pass difficulty. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Disrupt. 7 hours ago

ITA: OptaPro intervista Antonio Tramontano, match analyst al Tianjin Quanjian. bit.ly/2yn3baG. Internazion… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 25 Sep

OptaPro speaks with Antonio Tramontano, match analyst at CSL side Tianjin Quanjian FC. bit.ly/2xtQjjR. International. 25 Sep

JOB: @SouthamptonFC have a first team analyst vacancy. bit.ly/1iYMiem. Opportunity. 23 Sep

The deadline for #OptaProForum submissions is Monday 16th October. Reminder. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 22 Sep

.@donoir7 discusses his experiences in football, the application of data and his approach to learning in this lates… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 19 Sep

PODCAST: Interview with former #LCFC, #SkyBlues and #NCFC analyst @donoir7. bit.ly/2wswRGV. City. https://t.co/sFtvAiz6g2 19 Sep

JOB: @SouthamptonFC are recruiting a first team analyst. bit.ly/1iYMiem. Saint. 15 Sep

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GUEST BLOG: The Sports Analytics Innovation Summit and the Science + Football conference reviews

Chris Lilley (author of The Power of 11 blog) has written a guest review of the two most recent analytics conferences.
Posted by Chris Lilley at 11:27

COLUMBIA BLOG: Determining player types using 'Team DNA'

The fourth Columbia University blog from their ongoing research introduces the concept of Team DNA.
Posted by Columbia University at 16:15

GUEST BLOG: The Sloan Sports Analytics Conference - Final word

Boston, March 2013: 2700 people descend upon a former warehouse district near the South Boston Waterfront to the massive Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. It's the 2013 Sloan Sports Analytics conference.
Posted by Andy McGeady at 16:19

NEWS: Opta to become Official Data Provider for PL and FL, SPL and SFL

Opta is delighted to announce that the the four UK professional football Leagues have appointed Opta as their official media data collection and distribution partner for three seasons commencing with the 2013-14 season.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 00:01

COLUMBIA BLOG: Goalkeeper rankings by shot type

A proposal for a new way to effectively rank goalkeepers.
Posted by Columbia University at 15:29