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Inside @ussoccer – OptaPro speaks with @Ross_Moses to discuss the federation’s recent hackathon and wider use of da…… 5 hours ago

Information on submitting a proposal for the 2019 #OptaProForum. Full announcement can be found here:…… 7 hours ago

WATCH: From the 2018 #OptaProForum, @LukeBornn delivers the guest talk, discussing the application of advanced anal…… 20 Sep

JOB: two data analyst positions in our data science and analytics team are currently available. One post is in Lond…… 19 Sep

ANNOUNCEMENT: The 2019 #OptaProForum will take place on Wednesday 6th February. Diary.… 19 Sep

This analysis also includes @Torvaney's original #OptaProForum submission and final presentation slides. Resources.… 18 Sep

BLOG: Counting across borders - @Torvaney’s #OptaProForum analysis from February showcases an approach to reduce ri…… 18 Sep

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GUEST BLOG: Shooting activity - the most is not always the best

Following on the insightful Sam Green analysis on shooting, this paper investigates shooting attempts at big-5 league level since 2009/10. The goal is to determine to what extent shots and goals are correlated to club results in each of the five major European leagues over the four last seasons.

GUEST BLOG: Big-5 league scores: half-time and full-time

This paper by Drs Loïc Ravenel and Raffaele Poli of the CIES Football Observatory analyses the score of big-5 league matches since the season 2003/04, both full-time and half-time.