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A showcase of some of the best data analysis from across the web.

From 2017, @Worville produced an in-depth analysis of Napoli, then managed by Maurizio Sarri. Style. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 5 hours ago

NEWS: OptaPro to support @BirkbeckBEI with football analytics module on the Sport Management and the Business of Fo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 20 Jul

BLOG: With @J_League resuming following the World Cup, OptaPro takes a closer look at the key standout performers s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 18 Jul

‘The state of soccer technology and innovation’ – this insightful @SportTechie series with a range of practitioners… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 17 Jul

#ThreeAtTheBack - The OptaPro podcast explores how analysts at international federations approach major tournaments… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 11 Jul

NEWS: OptaPro is attending @simai2018 in Rome today, delivering a presentation on the application of data models &… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 4 Jul

BLOG: Ahead of tonight’s T20 international, OptaPro have looked into the potential tactics which could influence th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 3 Jul

This @SportTechie article discusses how access to technology and data in the dugout may influence decision-making a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 3 Jul

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An examination of corner kick strategies in European leagues

Alex Rathke provides a write-up of his OptaPro Analytics Forum poster, which is an in-depth analysis of corner kicks across major European leagues.

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Is Tony Pulis' so-called Pulisball the most effective way for West Brom?

Adam Bate from SkySports analyses Tony Pulis' effectiveness at West Brom using Neil Charles' OptaPro Forum presentation.

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Identifying and assessing team-level strategies: 2017 OptaPro Forum Presentation

Will Gürpinar-Morgan provides a write-up of his OptaPro Analytics Forum presentation, in which some key findings are discussed.

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Art of crossing can still count in an age of crowded penalty areas

In an article for the Guardian, Sean Ingle provides a written analysis of Garry Gelade’s OptaPro Analytics Forum presentation on crossing.

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A mathematical approach to evaluating footballers

Martin Eastwood (@penaltyblog) provides a written version of his OptaPro Analytics Forum presentation from February 2016.

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OptaPro Forum 2016: Find me a player like Andres Iniesta, Part 2

Neil Charles, a presenter at the OptaPro Analytics Forum 2016, provides a write-up of his experience at the event, and explains his poster presentation in detail.

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Game state and shooting rates

Garry Gelade develops his OptaPro Analytics Forum research with further analysis on game state and shooting rates, this time exploring the additional influence of time.

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