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Thank you to everyone who attended #OptaProSoccer yesterday. Talks from the event will soon be available. Presentations. 18 Jan

The final #OptaProSoccer session is a panel discussion, featuring @devinpleuler, @G4gey, @lucyrushton12 & @tjheaps.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 Jan

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BLOG: EURO2012 - Super Mario II: Gomez's resurgence

During our research into the reasons behind Holland and Russia’s early eliminations from Euro 2012 (which can be found here) the comparison between Gomez’s performances in this tournament and its 2008 iteration caught our eye.
Posted by Paul Every at 14:24

BLOG: EURO2012 - Profligacy costs departees

The competition of the Euro 2012 group stages has given us an opportunity to utilise the statistical metrics created by Opta’s lead statistician Sam Green (and previously used inthisblog) to analyse the various teams’ shooting efficiency so far.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 10:11

BLOG: A goalkeeper's dilemma: Examining goalkeeper distribution trends from MLS 2011

US-based Opta analyst Peter Brownall has carried out some analysis on MLS goalkeeping trends, and attempted to establish whether differing distribution strategies can contribute to a team's overall success.
Posted by Peter Brownell at 14:42

NEWS: OptaPro launch new Reports service

OptaPro can offer a comprehensive suite of data and reports for all club and player scouting requirements.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 16:31

GUEST BLOG: Scoring Efficiency and Current Score by Mark Taylor

A guest blog from Mark Taylor, author of the excellent 'The Power of Goals' blog.
Posted by Mark Taylor at 10:32