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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: Steve Head, Charlton Athletic Football Club

The latest episode of Three At The Back is now available to download.

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Host Ryan Bahia is joined by Ben Mackriell, Head of OptaPro, and Steve Head, Chief Scout at Charlton Athletic. Steve joined Charlton this summer and has over 30 years of experience in professional football, having had a number of different roles across analysis, recruitment, coaching and scouting.

Within this podcast, Steve discusses how his role has changed as performance data has become more widespread in professional football along with further discussion of his time at Fulham and Reading, where Steve and Ben worked together.

Steve also draws on his experiences as an opposition scout for the England senior team.

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PODCAST: OptaPro Analytics Forum

The latest episode of Three At The Back is available to download.

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Ryan Bahia hosts this Forum-focused episode, and is joined by Sam Gregory, a former OptaPro Analytics Forum presenter, and Johannes Harkins, who is an event judge.

In this episode Sam’s successful proposal is broken down from a judge and presenter perspective, and Johannes offers unique insight into what he is looking for from proposals.

Read the launch announcement to find out more about the OptaPro Analytics Forum, how you can submit a proposal and to watch previous presentations.

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PODCAST: Data-led analysis in MLS and NASL

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In this episode of Three At The Back, we are joined by analysts Brendan Kent (Portland Timbers) and Andrew Puopolo (New York Cosmos), who discuss the application of analytics and their roles in recruitment and match analysis at these two US sides.

Both Andrew and Brendan combine their roles in elite sport with studying at Harvard. 

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PODCAST: Preparation, analysis and recruitment in pre-season

OptaPro has launched a new podcast, ‘Three At The Back’.

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Within these podcasts we’ll aim to showcase best practice, share new ideas and discuss the applied use of data within professional football.

In this episode, Ben Mackriell (Head of OptaPro), Sam Gregory and Tom Worville (Data Scientists) look at the work of analysts during pre-season and discuss the integration of summer transfers, focusing on Idrissa Gueye and Everton.

 

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PODCAST: 1- #HackMCFC interviews

You can now listen to the latest episode of Three At The Back.

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Listen to interviews with Adam Collins (City Football Group), Ben Mackriell (Head of OptaPro), David Eccles (Chyronhego) and ‘hackers’ Joel Salamon, Sophie Ashcroft, Chris Bentley and Rob Suddaby. Discussion, analysis and conversation from OptaPro on data analysis and analytics within professional football.

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