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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

Ben provides some examples of how this phases of play work can effectively be applied, with a specific focus on the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Jan

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Interview with Marek Kwiatkowski

Matthieu Bouchépillon (@OMalytics on Twitter) interviews influential analytics community member Marek Kwiatkowski (@statlurker). The interview, in French and English, features discussion on Marek’s own work, where he sees the most impact from this style of analysis and thoughts on the wider contributions and activity throughout this industry.

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OptaPro Forum 2016: Find me a player like Andres Iniesta, Part 2

Neil Charles, a presenter at the OptaPro Analytics Forum 2016, provides a write-up of his experience at the event, and explains his poster presentation in detail.

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Sloan Analytics Conference shows influence of statistics on US sport

Having attended the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference last month, Andy McGeady reviews the event for The Irish Times.

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Five into two doesn't go

The latest Anfield Index Analytics podcast discusses the race for the top four positions before reviewing the 2015 OptaPro Analytics Forum.

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Football analyst network visualisation: new and improved

Neil Charles (@data_monkey) shares an updated visualisation of the football analytics community on Twitter.

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Stats Bomb April mailbag – Profiling Pastore, scouting Lukaku replacements, and should Spurs tank?

The eminently readable and interesting Stats Bomb mailbag returns.

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Why football clubs absolutely NEED analytics to survive an increasingly crazy transfer market

Richard Whittall takes on the role of key note speaker at the upcoming OptaPro Analytics Forum.

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Stat Definitions

Ted Knutson provides useful translations for the complex acronyms used by the analytical community.

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