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In his debut blog for OptaPro, data scientist @WillTGM analyses central defender passing trends in the Premier Leag… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 17 Jan

VACANCY - we are recruiting a data scientist, who will work across @OptaPro & @OptaSuit. Opportunity. performgroup.com/careers/data-s… 16 Jan

Fantastic to have @WillTGM join the team. We'll be publishing Will's first blog for OptaPro this week, which explor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 14 Jan

Valuing passes – @GarryGelade considers how passing performance can be evaluated using a Pass Reward model. Vision. optasportspro.com/about/interest… 10 Jan

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NEWS: OptaPro and TruMedia Networks win Best Elite Performance Technology at Yahoo! Sports Technology Awards

ProVision tool is winner at 2018 Sports Technology Awards
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GUEST BLOG: The challenges faced by Football League Clubs in devising and executing an overseas player identification and recruitment strategy

With over seven years of experience in recruitment and scouting, Chris Badlan shares the challenges of an overseas recruitment strategy.
Posted by Chris Badlan at 00:00

BLOG: ProVision series – scouting defenders in Ligue 2

In a series for OptaPro, Paul Carr (TruMedia Networks) uses ProVision to analyse centre halves in Ligue 2.
Posted by Paul Carr at 00:00

GUEST BLOG: A new metric for evaluating 1v1 ability

Garry Gelade applies an analytical approach to assessing ability in 1v1 situations.
Posted by Garry Gelade at 00:00
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VIDEO: Freddie Wilson presents at OptaPro Analytics Forum

Freddie's presentation uses clustering techniques to analyse how certain defences concede chances, and the particular chances they are more vulnerable to.
Posted by Freddie Wilson at 00:00