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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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NEWS: OptaPro Forum speakers announced

Six presentations confirmed for the 2016 OptaPro Analytics Forum.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

BLOG: 12 of the best in 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, we look back at some of the best analytical articles over the past 12 months.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

BLOG: Take him on

Johannes Harkins analyses the attacking impact of take-ons in the Premier League.
Posted by Johannes Harkins at 00:00
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GUEST BLOG: So why did the All Blacks triumph in the Rugby World Cup?

Bill Gerrard analytically reviews the 2015 Rugby World Cup, focusing on the performance of tournament winners New Zealand.
Posted by Bill Gerrard at 00:00

GUEST BLOG: Why not pie? Data visualisation best practice

Brian Prestidge's second guest blog outlines and discusses data visualisation options available to club analysts.
Posted by Brian Prestidge at 00:00