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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: The OptaPro Analytics Forum - Classifying Central Midfielders

Work from Marek Kwiatkowski, originally presented at the 2014 OptaPro Analytics Forum.
Posted by Marek Kwiatkowski at 15:46

BLOG: The OptaPro Analytics Forum – A Review

Last Thursday we held the inaugural OptaPro Analytics Forum at Birkbeck University.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 14:07

BLOG: Augmenting free-kick data for more meaningful results

Why free-kick success doesn't tell the whole story: avoiding the pitfalls of a small sample size.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 16:36

NEWS: The OptaPro Analytics Forum - Presenter line-up announced

After an extensive judging process, we’re now in a position to announce the presenter line-up for the inaugural OptaPro Analytics Forum.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 17:41

BLOG: Rob Mackenzie, former Head of Technical Scouting at Leicester City

Rob Mackenzie gives insight into the day-to-day working practices in a Championship club environment.
Posted by Rob MacKenzie at 14:38