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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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FILM: The right fit? Assessing managerial style

Managerial style is analysed in this analytical film, with particular focus paid to Arsène Wenger, Rafael Benitez and Tony Pulis.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00
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FILM: OptaPro features on football analytics panel at Sloan conference

Angus McNab contributes to the four-person football analytics panel at the Sloan conference in February.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

FILM: OptaPro Forum: Breaking down the possession game of FC Bayern

Abel Lorincz delivers a presentation analysing the passing networks of FC Bayern Munich.
Posted by Abel Lorincz at 00:00

FILM: OptaPro Forum: Beyond shots

Daniel Altman presents his development of metrics to quantify scoring opportunities.
Posted by Daniel Altman at 00:00

FILM: OptaPro Forum: Square pegs for square holes

Will Gürpınar-Morgan delivers a presentation on the use of data to support recruitment strategies.
Posted by Will Gürpınar-Morgan at 00:00