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(In Italian) An introduction and explanation of the Expected Goals metric. Qualità. twitter.com/OptaPaolo/stat… 26 May

In an @ESPNcricinfo article, @ajarrodkimber discusses the increasing influence of data in T20 cricket. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Chess. 26 May

OptaPro will again be attending the 2017 @TournoiToulon, taking place from 29th May until 10th June. bit.ly/2qkxslV. Future. 24 May

.@EveryTeam_Mark shares a list of some of the most popular analytical articles from this past season. bit.ly/1iYMiem. Survey. 22 May

Scunthorpe United’s @HarryJamieson_ discusses his role with @footballfactman on the Different Game podcast. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Iron. 18 May

This episode of #ThreeAtTheBack discusses the perception, application & evolution of performance data.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 13 May

This episode is hosted by @ryanbahia and features @BenMackriell & @simonjfarrant, who makes his first… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 12 May

PODCAST: This episode of #ThreeAtTheBack focuses on the progression of applied data over the past 5 years.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 12 May

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BLOG: On the topic of Expected Goals and the repeatability of finishing skill

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion in the soccer analytics community around Expected Goals and it's repeatability. Public research in this area has perhaps been the most exciting development the community has had in recent times and in this post we attempt to summarize the crux of the arguments being made and provide an alternative direction to previous research.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 10:49

BLOG: The OptaPro Analytics Forum - If You Don’t Buy a Ticket Can You Still Win the Raffle?

Oliver Page looks at how best to maximise a team's strategy in front of goal.
Posted by Oliver Page at 14:39

BLOG: Saints due to regress?

Is Southampton's defensive effectiveness sustainable?
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 13:54

BLOG: How will Remy's arrival help QPR?

An analytical look at how Loic Remy can help QPR.
Posted by Sam Green at 17:13

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