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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: ProVision series - applying sequences to preview Arsenal vs Manchester City

Paul Carr uses the Opta sequence framework to preview Arsenal's opening day Premier League clash with Manchester City.
Posted by Paul Carr at 00:00

BLOG: #HackMCFC review

A round-up of #HackMCFC including interviews with City Football Group, Chryonhego and event participants.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

INTERVIEW: Lee Mooney on #HackMCFC

OptaPro speaks with Head of Insights at City Football Group Lee Mooney ahead of #HackMCFC.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

NEWS: OptaPro to support #HackMCFC

OptaPro to work with Manchester City on the first football club hackathon.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

MCFC Analytics – A perspective on open data and amendments to the terms & conditions

The Manchester City Analytics project has been live for nearly three weeks now. Over 5000 people have received the data, and we have started seeing some early examples of data analysis being presented. We wanted to give some context to our motivation in providing this data release and explain what Opta and Manchester City hope to see develop as the project matures.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 16:24