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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

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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NEWS: Opta to become Official Data Provider for PL and FL, SPL and SFL

Opta is delighted to announce that the the four UK professional football Leagues have appointed Opta as their official media data collection and distribution partner for three seasons commencing with the 2013-14 season.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 00:01

NEWS: Opta Appointed Official Data Partner of the DFL

Opta and Hego TracAB have been appointed as the official data collection partners for the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2.
Posted by Opta at 14:46

NEWS: MCFC Analytics - A new era for football analysis

On August 17th, the eve of the 2012-13 Premier League Season, we are proud to launch MCFC Analytics, a game-changing approach to data sharing that aims to support and inspire the growing football analytics community.
Posted by Gavin Fleig at 16:22

BLOG: OptaPro interview with Simon Kuper

Simon Kuper is an acclaimed author, and winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 1994 for his book Football Against the Enemy. He currently writes for the Financial Times, and co-authored Soccernomics with Stefan Szymanski, a book that examines established opinions on football and challenges them using data.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 10:17

NEWS: Opta play key role with Scout7/Xeatre

Opta are delighted to announce that they have taken a minority stake in the new Scout7- acquired Xeatre.tv platform.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 10:23