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VACANCY: Norwich City are recruiting a senior first team performance analyst. bit.ly/2K3lgkz. Canary. #ncfc 10 hours ago

GUEST BLOG: @GarryGelade showcases a new data-driven approach to inform how we evaluate players in 1v1 situations.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 18 Apr

The latest episode of Three At The Back sees @Wolves Sporting Director Kevin Thelwell discuss his role in detail, s… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 Apr

PODCAST: #WWFC Sporting Director Kevin Thelwell is the guest on this latest episode of #ThreeAtTheBack.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 16 Apr

WATCH: @thewonderofmu delivers an #OptaProForum presentation analysing how teams concede chances.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 12 Apr

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NEWS: The OptaPro Analytics Forum - Presenter line-up announced

After an extensive judging process, we’re now in a position to announce the presenter line-up for the inaugural OptaPro Analytics Forum.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 17:41

BLOG: Rob Mackenzie, former Head of Technical Scouting at Leicester City

Rob Mackenzie gives insight into the day-to-day working practices in a Championship club environment.
Posted by Rob MacKenzie at 14:38

GUEST BLOG: An alternative analysis of Key Passes

Colin Trainor mines OptaPro's Premier League Key Pass data in order to glean greater meaning.
Posted by Colin Trainor at 10:35

BLOG: Saints due to regress?

Is Southampton's defensive effectiveness sustainable?
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 13:54

BLOG: OptaPro Analytics Forum - The judges speak

Ahead of the submission deadline for the OptaPro Analytics Forum on Monday 28th October, we caught up with two of the high-profile judges involved with the event. They tried to help us understand what they hope to see from the submissions when the judging begins in November, as well as at the event itself.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 17:07