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Three At The Back

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Welcome to Three At The Back, the football analytics podcast from OptaPro 

PODCAST: Interview with Ptolemy Coburn

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Ptolemy Coburn, Arsenal academy analyst, speaks with OptaPro in this latest episode of Three At The Back.

Hosted by Ryan Bahia and also featuring Sam Gregory (OptaPro data scientist), Ptolemy discusses how working across other sports has influenced the way he approaches his role at Arsenal, the differences between academy and first team football from an analyst perspective as well as sharing further insight on the Arsenal-StatDNA relationship.

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PODCAST: Scout7 becomes part of OptaPro

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Hosted by Ryan Bahia, Head of OptaPro Ben Mackriell and Scout7 MD Lee Jamison discuss recruitment across the professional football landscape as well as exploring how this industry may evolve in the future as the two organisations begin to work under the same roof, following the recent Perform Group acquisition of Scout7.

The in-depth conversation revolves around the individual approaches of football clubs, the challenges faced by scouts at different levels and how technology will impact the future of the game.

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PODCAST: Interview with Donald Barron

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This latest Three At The Back podcast is hosted by Ryan Bahia and features Tom Worville along with special guest Donald Barron.

Donald has over 12 years’ experience within the professional game across three different clubs: Leicester City, Coventry City and Norwich City, where he was most recently head of technical scouting.

In this wide-ranging episode, Donald discusses his own roles across these different clubs, his thoughts on how data can be most effectively applied within a professional environment along with how analysts have to adapt and evolve in the ever-changing world of professional football.

Donald also shares his thoughts around the OptaPro Analytics Forum, an event taking place in February 2018.

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PODCAST: How data can inform tactical selections

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Host Ryan Bahia is joined by Ben Mackriell (head of OptaPro) and Tom Worville (data scientist, OptaPro) for this episode. The two guests discuss how data can be integrated into overarching playing philosophies, and each selects an XI (with certain rules in place) where their decisions are informed by data.

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PODCAST: Introduction to sequences and possessions

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Host Tom Worville is joined by fellow OptaPro data scientists Johannes Harkins and Sam Gregory to discuss the new possessions framework, share insight on the process behind creating it and showcase examples and applications of the model in action, referencing German side RB Leipzig and new Liverpool signing Mohamed Salah.

Read the first article introducing this framework here.

Watch OptaPro’s analytical film on Borussia Dortmund that is underpinned by this possessions framework here.

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