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Information on submitting a proposal for the 2019 #OptaProForum. Full announcement can be found here:… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 2 hours ago

WATCH: From the 2018 #OptaProForum, @LukeBornn delivers the guest talk, discussing the application of advanced anal… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 20 hours ago

JOB: two data analyst positions in our data science and analytics team are currently available. One post is in Lond… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 19 Sep

ANNOUNCEMENT: The 2019 #OptaProForum will take place on Wednesday 6th February. Diary. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 19 Sep

This analysis also includes @Torvaney's original #OptaProForum submission and final presentation slides. Resources. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 18 Sep

BLOG: Counting across borders - @Torvaney’s #OptaProForum analysis from February showcases an approach to reduce ri… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 18 Sep

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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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