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Rethinking shots - @statlurker presents a model exploring how certain factors can impact a team’s shot generation a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 22 Oct

Managing player pathways - this case study provides an insight into how @KNVB are monitoring and assessing players,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 18 Oct

45 – Harry Kane took the most shots from high clarity situations in the Premier League last season. Target.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 16 Oct

BLOG: Kane’s World – Shots, pressure and clarity in the Premier League In this latest OptaPro analysis, @Worvilletwitter.com/i/web/status/1… 15 Oct

The deadline for submitting a proposal is tonight. Countdown. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 15 Oct

The deadline for #OptaProForum submissions is this Monday (15th October). Imminent. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 13 Oct

With the #OptaProForum submission deadline fast approaching (15th October), this analysis from @Torvaney, adapted f… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 12 Oct

ANNOUNCEMENT: @pmarques82, technical director at @SLBenfica, to participate in Q&A discussion at 2019 #OptaProForumtwitter.com/i/web/status/1… 11 Oct

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BLOG: Introducing a possessions framework

Johannes Harkins introduces the Opta possessions model and discusses the applications of 'sequences'.
Posted by Johannes Harkins at 00:00

BLOG: How we measure pressure

Johannes Harkins examines how we analyse and quantify defensive pressure.
Posted by Johannes Harkins at 00:00

BLOG: Germany Vs France - an analytical preview

Johannes Harkins uses Opta data to preview and analyse the second Euro 2016 semi-final.
Posted by Johannes Harkins at 00:00

BLOG: Grouping team styles

Johannes Harkins conducts a cluster analysis to identify teams with similar characteristics.
Posted by Johannes Harkins 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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