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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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COLUMBIA BLOG: Holding the ball under pressure

Which player is the best at holding the ball under significant defensive pressure?
Posted by Columbia University at 15:12

NEWS: Opta to power new IBM and RFU analytics initiative

The RFU and IBM have announced a strategic five year agreement to analyse Opta data.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 00:01

COLUMBIA BLOG: Scoring Possessions

The first in a series of analytical blogs by a research team from New York's Columbia University.
Posted by Columbia University at 17:41

GUEST BLOG: Rating Rugby Union kickers by kick difficulty - Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor uses OptaPro's rugby data to accurately measure and rank kickers' abilities.
Posted by Mark Taylor at 11:42

BLOG: How will Remy's arrival help QPR?

An analytical look at how Loic Remy can help QPR.
Posted by Sam Green at 17:13