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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 named as Official Data Partner for the Brazilian National Team

The Brazilian national team, the most successful side in FIFA World Cup history, have named OptaPro as their Official Data Partner.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 09:37

GUEST BLOG: Analysing fullback play in the English Premier League

Has fullback played changed over the last five years? Which players secretly flew under the radar while having surprisingly good seasons?
Posted by Ted Knutson at 11:47

BLOG: Sustainable possession

Some possessions are meandering treatises on the premise of slowly coaxing the opposition out of a disciplined shape. Other possessions are break-neck attempts to exploit a fleeting weakness. The rest of possessions reside in a limbo between these two extremes; not so fast that you're tripping over your own feet, but fast enough that you can still exploit open space. In this article, we will dig into this middling rate of play.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 11:42

NEWS: PERFORM announces proposed acquisition of Opta

Acquisition would create a leading player in the provision of sports data to the media and bookmaker sectors
Posted by Opta at 07:00

BLOG: Pochettino’s pressure

How Mauricio Pochettino changed Southampton's style of play.
Posted by Sam Green at 12:20