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Rethinking shots - @statlurker presents a model exploring how certain factors can impact a team’s shot generation a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 22 Oct

Managing player pathways - this case study provides an insight into how @KNVB are monitoring and assessing players,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 18 Oct

45 – Harry Kane took the most shots from high clarity situations in the Premier League last season. Target.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 16 Oct

BLOG: Kane’s World – Shots, pressure and clarity in the Premier League In this latest OptaPro analysis, @Worvilletwitter.com/i/web/status/1… 15 Oct

The deadline for submitting a proposal is tonight. Countdown. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 15 Oct

The deadline for #OptaProForum submissions is this Monday (15th October). Imminent. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 13 Oct

With the #OptaProForum submission deadline fast approaching (15th October), this analysis from @Torvaney, adapted f… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 12 Oct

ANNOUNCEMENT: @pmarques82, technical director at @SLBenfica, to participate in Q&A discussion at 2019 #OptaProForumtwitter.com/i/web/status/1… 11 Oct

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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