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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

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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GUEST BLOG: Introducing Managerial Fingerprints

Ted Knutson introduces a new way of assessing managerial performance.
Posted by Ted Knutson at 14:30

NEWS: OptaPro nominated for Football Business Award

OptaPro has been nominated for a prestigious award in the 'Best/Most Innovative use of Technology in Football' category
Posted by Simon Farrant at 10:55

NEWS: The OptaPro Analytics Forum

Early next year, OptaPro will be hosting our own, unique, football analytics forum. This event is designed to bring together the best analytical practitioners in sport, whether they are amateur writers or represent professional organisations.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 11:00

BLOG: The economics of possession

Devin Pleuler analyses the nature of possession and how certain teams use it.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 15:28

VIDEO: Interview with Thiago Larghi, Brazilian National Team Lead Aanalyst

OptaPro caught up with Thiago Larghi in August 2013, prior to Brazil's friendly match in Switzerland, to find out what it is like working with the Confederations Cup winners and 2014 World Cup hosts.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 15:35