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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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Valuing possession

Will Gurpinar-Morgan offers an in-depth analysis to assess possession and dangerous passing in the Premier League.

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Scoring the proactivity of MLS teams

Jared Young analyses MLS teams’ styles of play, exploring the influence of proactive and reactive approaches.

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Territorial advantage?

Ahead of presenting at the OptaPro Analytics Forum in February, Will Gurpinar-Morgan’s latest article focuses on the balance between controlling space and possession.

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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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