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VACANCY - we are recruiting a data scientist, who will work across @OptaPro & @OptaSuit. Opportunity. performgroup.com/careers/data-s… 6 hours ago

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

Ben provides some examples of how this phases of play work can effectively be applied, with a specific focus on the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Jan

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GUEST BLOG: A new metric for evaluating 1v1 ability

Garry Gelade applies an analytical approach to assessing ability in 1v1 situations.
Posted by Garry Gelade at 00:00
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BLOG: Influencing from within

Rob Mackenzie discusses how to use data to support and inform decision-making within football clubs.
Posted by Rob Mackenzie at 00:00

GUEST BLOG: S3R - a better a KPI for goalkeepers

Garry Gelade, founder of Business Analytic, guest blogs for OptaPro, sharing his analysis on evaluating goalkeepers' performances.
Posted by Garry Gelade at 13:15

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

GUEST BLOG: An alternative analysis of Key Passes

Colin Trainor mines OptaPro's Premier League Key Pass data in order to glean greater meaning.
Posted by Colin Trainor at 10:35