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BLOG: @ryanbahia assesses the 2017 #OptaProForum and discusses the future of the event. bit.ly/2kN6ukX. Review. 16 Feb

BLOG: A review of the 2017 #OptaProForum. bit.ly/2kN6ukX. Reflection. 16 Feb

.@lucyrushton12 speaks to @ESPNFC on data analysis, manager philosophies & different data cultures. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. International. 15 Feb

BLOG: The latest guest article from Neil Watson explores different game plans in rugby union.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 14 Feb

.@seaningle’s latest @guardian_sport column explores @GarryGelade’s #OptaProForum presentation on crossing. bit.ly/1iYMiem. Whip. 13 Feb

A data driven player snapshot profiling @ChelseaFC's Eden Hazard, Pedro and Willian. Trio. https://t.co/fXWh1JpbPa 10 Feb

Presentations from the #OptaProForum will be posted online over the coming weeks. Film. twitter.com/dperdomomeza1/… 9 Feb

.@BenMackriell closes a really interesting day: the quality of presentations has been excellent across the board. E… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 8 Feb

.@MiamiDolphins' @LockAnalytics closing the day, discussing how he built an analytics dept. over the last 3 seasons… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 8 Feb

.@joe_mulberry looking at better ways of measuring take-on ability, using a combination of event and tracking data.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 8 Feb

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BLOG: Carry on dribbling

Tom Worville discusses a metric to help quantify how well players can progress with the ball at their feet.
Posted by Tom Worville at 00:00

BLOG: “Can he adapt to our league?”

Sam Gregory applies data to assess how players can adapt when transferred from La Liga to the Premier League.
Posted by Sam Gregory at 00:00

BLOG: Assessing aerial performance across European leagues

Todd Kingston's Elo ratings work in Major League Soccer is applied to European leagues.
Posted by Todd Kingston at 00:00

BLOG: Inside Leicester City

First team analyst Peter Clark discusses the Premier League club's implementation of data-led analysis.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

BLOG: Intentional assists and shooting in the Premier League

Johannes Harkins provides an in-depth analysis of intentionally assisted shots in the Premier League.
Posted by Johannes Harkins at 00:00