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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

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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GUEST BLOG: Big-5 league scores: half-time and full-time

This paper by Drs Loïc Ravenel and Raffaele Poli of the CIES Football Observatory analyses the score of big-5 league matches since the season 2003/04, both full-time and half-time.

NEWS: OptaPro announce exciting new addition to the analytics team

Opta is delighted to announce Devin Pleuler as the latest addition to our advanced analytics team.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 17:39

BLOG: Things we think we think

As part of OptaPro's year anniversary, we attempted something of an experiment: a crowd-sourced blog from some of the key players in the football analytics world.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 17:00

BLOG: Manchester United - Shooting above the norm

Why are Manchester United scoring more goals than everyone else?
Posted by Sam Green at 14:22

VIDEO: Interview with Sam Green, Advanced Data Analyst

Sam Green recorded a video interview for OptaPro, lifting the lid on his analytical work so far.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 11:31