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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

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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BLOG: Scouting for Son (part 2)

OptaPro data scientist Tom Worville analyses Son Heung-min's career in Germany before he joined Tottenham Hotspur.
Posted by Tom Worville at 00:00

BLOG: Sloan and the ‘State of the Union’ in sports analytics

Head of OptaPro Ben Mackriell reviews the 2018 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.
Posted by Ben Mackriell at 00:00

BLOG: North Yard Analytics fellowships available for aspiring analysts

Dan Altman, founder of North Yard Analytics, has developed a unique football analytics fellowship programme.
Posted by Daniel Altman at 00:00

NEWS: OptaPro to work with University of Liverpool Management School

OptaPro is to partner with the University of Liverpool Management School Centre for Sports Business to support their MSc Sports Business & Management programme.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

BLOG: 2018 OptaPro Analytics Forum – a review of the day

A look at the 2018 OptaPro Analytics Forum along with a discussion around the event's relationship with the wider industry.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00