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For @FiveThirtyEight, @MC_of_A applies Opta data to analyse Liverpool ahead of the #UCLFinal. bit.ly/1iYMiem. Shrewd. 18 hours ago

A snapshot showcasing the average age of Unai Emery’s previous teams alongside Arsenal over the past five seasons.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 25 May

BLOG: An analytical preview of the #UCLFinal, and how width may be crucial in this match. Flank. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 25 May

BLOG: In his debut blog for OptaPro, @andycoops83 analytically previews the 2018 UEFA Champions League final. Showp… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 24 May

Head of OptaPro @BenMackriell is participating in a panel discussion on the global transfer market at today's… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 23 May

Congratulations to both @abhinavr8 and @KubaMichalczyk on securing the first @NYAsports fellowships. Future. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 22 May

OptaPro is attending #SportsDataLondon today and tomorrow. Get in touch if you'd like to meet at the conference. Breakout. 22 May

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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

BLOG: Involvement

Our ongoing work into the revaluation of possession can now tell us not only how much time each team has had the ball, it also allows us to look at what teams have been doing – and which players have been doing it – in greater detail than ever before.
Posted by Sam Green at 16:17

COLUMBIA BLOG: Holding the ball under pressure

Which player is the best at holding the ball under significant defensive pressure?
Posted by Columbia University at 15:12

NEWS: Opta to power new IBM and RFU analytics initiative

The RFU and IBM have announced a strategic five year agreement to analyse Opta data.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 00:01