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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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NESSIS talk by Devin Pleuler

The Toronto FC Manager of Analytics delivers a presentation at the New England Symposium, focusing on opposition analysis and providing data driven tactical insight.

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Analytics, changing the way we interact with football

<a href="www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/soccer-analytics-premier-league/"></a>Now that analytics is just starting to gain some mainstream attention in the soccer world it inevitably has its detractors, and with detractors comes misinformation and misunderstanding. So it is important to answer the questions of what soccer analytics is and how should it be used?

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Proactive and reactive approaches in MLS

Jared Young takes a closer look at playing styles in Major League Soccer, exploring a ‘possession’ or ‘position’ emphasis.

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Defensive Distance Profiles

Garry Gelade explores how spatial location of defensive activity correlates with opponents' chances of scoring.

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Central Winger: How to measure a player's influence through touches

An article by Devin Pleuler analysing the correlation between a players position on the pitch and their influence on the game.

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