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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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BLOG: The art of crossing

Garry Gelade provides a written version of his 2017 OptaPro Analytics Forum presentation.
Posted by Garry Gelade at 00:00

VIDEO: Dennis Lock delivers guest talk at OptaPro Forum

The Miami Dolphins Director of Analytics delivers a talk on integrating analytics within elite sport.
Posted by Dennis Lock at 00:00

VIDEO: William Spearman presents at the OptaPro Forum

William Spearman combines Opta data and tracking data in his presentation that showcases a passing probability model.
Posted by William Spearman at 00:00

VIDEO: Neil Charles presents at the OptaPro Forum

Neil Charles presents on Expected Goals, focusing on defining different teams' optimal shooting zones.
Posted by Neil Charles at 00:00

VIDEO: David Perdomo Meza presents at the OptaPro Forum

David Perdomo Meza’s OptaPro Forum presentation looks into passing network motifs in the Premier League.
Posted by David Perdomo Meza at 00:00