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WATCH: From the 2018 #OptaProForum, @LukeBornn delivers the guest talk, discussing the application of advanced anal… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 12 hours ago

JOB: two data analyst positions in our data science and analytics team are currently available. One post is in Lond… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 19 Sep

ANNOUNCEMENT: The 2019 #OptaProForum will take place on Wednesday 6th February. Diary. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 19 Sep

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

BLOG: Counting across borders - @Torvaney’s #OptaProForum analysis from February showcases an approach to reduce ri… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 18 Sep

BLOG: The latest OptaPro rugby union analysis focuses on Chris Ashton, and the unique assets he could bring if reca… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 17 Sep

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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