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BLOG: OptaPro applies data to explore how @realmadriden may tactically evolve with the departure of @Cristiano. Era. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 17 Aug

BLOG: OptaPro's data-driven analysis assesses how Real Madrid may adapt to life without Cristiano Ronaldo this seas… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 17 Aug

.@neilcharles_uk applies an innovative approach to visualising passing data, taking inspiration from wind maps.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 14 Aug

BLOG: With the 2018 @CPL underway, OptaPro considers the most effective options available for bowling to St. Kitts… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 14 Aug

An analytical preview of Arsenal Vs Manchester City from @PaulCarr of @TruMediaSports. Opener. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 12 Aug

NEWS: OptaPro and Eredivisie relationship sees all 18 clubs this season able to apply Opta data to inform decision-… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 10 Aug

BLOG: Ahead of the start of the Premier League season, @PaulCarr explores playing styles in an analytical preview o… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 10 Aug

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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