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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

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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BLOG: Introducing a possessions framework

Johannes Harkins introduces the Opta possessions model and discusses the applications of 'sequences'.
Posted by Johannes Harkins at 00:00

BLOG: How we measure pressure

Johannes Harkins examines how we analyse and quantify defensive pressure.
Posted by Johannes Harkins at 00:00

BLOG: Germany Vs France - an analytical preview

Johannes Harkins uses Opta data to preview and analyse the second Euro 2016 semi-final.
Posted by Johannes Harkins at 00:00

BLOG: Grouping team styles

Johannes Harkins conducts a cluster analysis to identify teams with similar characteristics.
Posted by Johannes Harkins at 00:00

BLOG: Take him on

Johannes Harkins analyses the attacking impact of take-ons in the Premier League.
Posted by Johannes Harkins at 00:00
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