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A showcase of some of the best data analysis from across the web.

In his debut blog for OptaPro, data scientist @WillTGM analyses central defender passing trends in the Premier Leag… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 17 Jan

VACANCY - we are recruiting a data scientist, who will work across @OptaPro & @OptaSuit. Opportunity. performgroup.com/careers/data-s… 16 Jan

Fantastic to have @WillTGM join the team. We'll be publishing Will's first blog for OptaPro this week, which explor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 14 Jan

Valuing passes – @GarryGelade considers how passing performance can be evaluated using a Pass Reward model. Vision. optasportspro.com/about/interest… 10 Jan

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Numerology: How advanced stats are changing our game

An article from MLSsoccer.com, looking at the current state of analytics within football.

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Serie A-ttack!

Euan Dewar profiles attacking output across Serie A, comparing the league against other European competitions as well as analysing specific teams in this article for StatsBomb.

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Central Winger: Possession a "lethal weapon" defensively

Devin Pleuler, writing for MLSsoccer.com's Central Winger blog, charts how possession reduces goals against.

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Data analytics at NYCFC

Dan Fradley, NYCFC Performance Analyst, reveals how he applies data and analytics to support and influence the performances of New York City Football Club.

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Premier League defensive profiles

Mark Taylor uses Opta data to analyse defensive actions, exploring where on the pitch teams and players are making these actions.

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Advice for non-traditional data scientists

Applicable to the elite sport industry, Gordon Shotwell (@gshotwell) provides an insightful, informative blog outlining career advice for non-traditional data scientists.

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