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NEWS: 2019 #OptaProForum presentations announced. Line-up. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… https://t.co/emkTRCa5Dk 12 Dec

Following @ATLUTD’s #MLSCup victory, the OptaPro MLS regular season review is now available to view. The analysis… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 10 Dec

JOB: The deadline to apply for the Head of Football position at OptaPro is 10th December. Leaping. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 6 Dec

Today sees OptaPro present at #TalentID2018, discussing how data can inform and enhance how we evaluate young playe… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 30 Nov

12 - There are 12 days until the application deadline for the OptaPro Head of Football position. Reminder. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 29 Nov

12.6 - N'Golo Kanté is having 12.6 fewer touches (per 90) in his own half this season compared with 2017/18. Touchl… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 29 Nov

Analysing retention from throw-ins - @etmckinley from @AnalysisEvolved applies various analytical models to inform… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 28 Nov

NEWS: #OptaProSoccer to return in 2019. The second OptaPro analytics conference in North America takes place in Chi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 27 Nov

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GUEST BLOG: Shooting activity - the most is not always the best

Following on the insightful Sam Green analysis on shooting, this paper investigates shooting attempts at big-5 league level since 2009/10. The goal is to determine to what extent shots and goals are correlated to club results in each of the five major European leagues over the four last seasons.

GUEST BLOG: Big-5 league scores: half-time and full-time

This paper by Drs Loïc Ravenel and Raffaele Poli of the CIES Football Observatory analyses the score of big-5 league matches since the season 2003/04, both full-time and half-time.

GUEST BLOG: Insights from the brand new CIES Football Observatory Annual Review 2012

The seventh edition of the CIES Football Observatory Annual Review is now available. This publication unveils the logics of success in the five major European leagues using a novel and unique "demo-technic" approach. The latter combines the study of players' demographic profile and their on-pitch performances both on an individual and collective level.
Posted by Raffaele Poli at 14:19

GUEST BLOG: Player turnover - Best practices at big-5 league level by Raffaele Poli

The hectic schedule of football competitions implies that player turnover is a hot topic in the professional game. This paper compares strategies followed by big-5 league clubs according to their last season’s results and allows us to highlight best practices in this area.
Posted by Raffaele Poli at 09:26