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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

Ben provides some examples of how this phases of play work can effectively be applied, with a specific focus on the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Jan

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BLOG: ProVision series - applying sequences to preview Arsenal vs Manchester City

Paul Carr uses the Opta sequence framework to preview Arsenal's opening day Premier League clash with Manchester City.
Posted by Paul Carr at 00:00

BLOG: #HackMCFC review

A round-up of #HackMCFC including interviews with City Football Group, Chryonhego and event participants.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

INTERVIEW: Lee Mooney on #HackMCFC

OptaPro speaks with Head of Insights at City Football Group Lee Mooney ahead of #HackMCFC.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

NEWS: OptaPro to support #HackMCFC

OptaPro to work with Manchester City on the first football club hackathon.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

MCFC Analytics – A perspective on open data and amendments to the terms & conditions

The Manchester City Analytics project has been live for nearly three weeks now. Over 5000 people have received the data, and we have started seeing some early examples of data analysis being presented. We wanted to give some context to our motivation in providing this data release and explain what Opta and Manchester City hope to see develop as the project matures.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 16:24