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Following @ATLUTD’s #MLSCup victory, the OptaPro MLS regular season review is now available to view. The analysis… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 19 hours ago

JOB: The deadline to apply for the Head of Football position at OptaPro is 10th December. Leaping. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 6 Dec

Today sees OptaPro present at #TalentID2018, discussing how data can inform and enhance how we evaluate young playe… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 30 Nov

12 - There are 12 days until the application deadline for the OptaPro Head of Football position. Reminder. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 29 Nov

12.6 - N'Golo Kanté is having 12.6 fewer touches (per 90) in his own half this season compared with 2017/18. Touchl… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 29 Nov

Analysing retention from throw-ins - @etmckinley from @AnalysisEvolved applies various analytical models to inform… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 28 Nov

NEWS: #OptaProSoccer to return in 2019. The second OptaPro analytics conference in North America takes place in Chi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 27 Nov

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Game of throw-ins

Eliot McKinley (@etmckinley) from American Soccer Analysis applies a number of throw-in models to analyse possession retention.

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Head of Football Analytics vacancy at Leicester City Football Club

Leicester City is recruiting a Head of Football Analytics. The deadline for applications is Friday 30th November.

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Impact of analytics at Houston Rockets

In this podcast, Head Coach Mike D'Antoni explains how he has used numbers from the team’s analytics department to back-up key decisions relating to changes in playing style.

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Analysis and scouting at Scottish Rugby

Scottish Rugby’s lead performance analyst Gavin Vaughan provides an insight into opposition analysis, scouting for eligible players and the potential benefits of VR in aiding match preparation.

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Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are the best defensive team too

Adam Bate’s latest article on SkySports.com applies Opta data and advanced metrics to provide a detailed analysis of Manchester City's proactive defensive approach.

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Rethinking shots: generation and conversion

Marek Kwiatkowski (@statlurker) presents a model exploring how certain factors such as home-field advantage and game-state can impact a team’s shot generation and conversion.

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