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The final session of the day at the #OptaProKonferenz is a panel featuring Elliott Williams (Brighton & Hove Albion…… 3 hours ago

Head of OptaPro @BenMackriell follows up on @GregorydSam's FC 04 Schalke case study. Here Ben showcases how video a…… 4 hours ago

.@GregorydSam shares two examples of where FC 04 Schalke win the ball back on the pitch depending on game-state. Pr…… 5 hours ago

OptaPro data scientist @GregorydSam is presenting a case study on FC Schalke 04, focusing on game-state and style o…… 5 hours ago

In today's second presentation, Steven Houston shares insights and lessons from his time at both HSV and Chelsea. H…… 7 hours ago

In the opening presentation, Elliott Williams (recruitment analyst, Brighton and Hove Albion) provides examples of…… 8 hours ago

Philipp Obloch (OptaPro Lead, Northern Europe) gets the #OptaProKonferenz underway. Welcome. 8 hours ago

Today sees the second #OptaProKonferenz take place. Return. 10 hours ago

Final preparations are being made ahead of tomorrow's #OptaProKonferenz in Cologne. Alaaf. 21 Mar

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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

NEWS: Opta Appointed Official Data Partner of the DFL

Opta and Hego TracAB have been appointed as the official data collection partners for the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2.
Posted by Opta at 14:46

NEWS: MCFC Analytics - A new era for football analysis

On August 17th, the eve of the 2012-13 Premier League Season, we are proud to launch MCFC Analytics, a game-changing approach to data sharing that aims to support and inspire the growing football analytics community.
Posted by Gavin Fleig at 16:22

BLOG: OptaPro interview with Simon Kuper

Simon Kuper is an acclaimed author, and winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 1994 for his book Football Against the Enemy. He currently writes for the Financial Times, and co-authored Soccernomics with Stefan Szymanski, a book that examines established opinions on football and challenges them using data.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 10:17

NEWS: Opta play key role with Scout7/Xeatre

Opta are delighted to announce that they have taken a minority stake in the new Scout7- acquired platform.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 10:23