Topical blogs and articles

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

Information on submitting a proposal for the 2019 #OptaProForum. Full announcement can be found here:… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 2 hours ago

WATCH: From the 2018 #OptaProForum, @LukeBornn delivers the guest talk, discussing the application of advanced anal… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 20 hours ago

JOB: two data analyst positions in our data science and analytics team are currently available. One post is in Lond… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 19 Sep

ANNOUNCEMENT: The 2019 #OptaProForum will take place on Wednesday 6th February. Diary. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 19 Sep

This analysis also includes @Torvaney's original #OptaProForum submission and final presentation slides. Resources. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 18 Sep

BLOG: Counting across borders - @Torvaney’s #OptaProForum analysis from February showcases an approach to reduce ri… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 18 Sep

Interesting Links

RSS Feed

1

Analytics, changing the way we interact with football

<a href="www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/soccer-analytics-premier-league/"></a>Now that analytics is just starting to gain some mainstream attention in the soccer world it inevitably has its detractors, and with detractors comes misinformation and misunderstanding. So it is important to answer the questions of what soccer analytics is and how should it be used?

Click here to view article

Central Winger: How to measure a player's influence through touches

An article by Devin Pleuler analysing the correlation between a players position on the pitch and their influence on the game.

Click here to view article

World Cup: To d-mid or not to d-mid? 25 years of USMNT tactics under the microscope

OptaPro's Devin Pleuler uses network analysis to track the US team's tactical development over their last 6 World Cup appearances.

Click here to view the article

Mythbusting: Christian Eriksen vs Newcastle

Ted Knutson looks at Christian Eriksen's performance v Newcastle, with a particular focus on the Key Passes metric.

Click here to view article

Shot influence in 2012/13: Messi, Suarez & Bale

Ben Pugsley attempts to quantify the influence of a single player on a team's attack.

Click here to view article