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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: On the topic of Expected Goals and the repeatability of finishing skill

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion in the soccer analytics community around Expected Goals and it's repeatability. Public research in this area has perhaps been the most exciting development the community has had in recent times and in this post we attempt to summarize the crux of the arguments being made and provide an alternative direction to previous research.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 10:49

GUEST BLOG: Creating chances in the English Premier League

Mark Taylor, from The Power of Goals blog, returns with a new guest blog for OptaPro on how best to quantify chance creation.
Posted by Mark Taylor at 13:44

BLOG: EURO2012 - Super Mario II: Gomez's resurgence

During our research into the reasons behind Holland and Russia’s early eliminations from Euro 2012 (which can be found here) the comparison between Gomez’s performances in this tournament and its 2008 iteration caught our eye.
Posted by Paul Every at 14:24