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BLOG: Frenkie de Jong on song. In his first article for OptaPro, @NilsMackay applies a range of analytical metrics… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 16 Nov

JOB: Leicester City is recruiting a Head of Football Analytics. The deadline for applications is Friday 30th Novemb… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Nov

Inside @gloucesterrugby – OptaPro gets behind-the-scenes insights from the Premiership club’s performance analysis… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Nov

4.9 – the xG overperformance of Serie A top scorer Krzysztof Piątek this season. The Polish striker is also the 2nd… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 9 Nov

JOBS: Positions in the data science team at OptaPro are available. Location is flexible (Perform Content has office… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 8 Nov

Heracles have adapted their playing style in @eredivisie this season, which has resulted in an increase in attackin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 3 Nov

BLOG: Following their strong start to the @eredivisie season, OptaPro evaluates how Heracles have adapted their pla… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 2 Nov

In this @BBCSport feature, Scottish Rugby’s lead performance analyst @gavinvaughan1 provides an insight into opposi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 31 Oct

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BLOG: Counting across borders

Ben Torvaney's 2018 OptaPro Analytics Forum presentation provides a unified model for the effect of league and age on player output.
Posted by Ben Torvaney at 00:00

VIDEO: Freddie Wilson presents at OptaPro Analytics Forum

Freddie's presentation uses clustering techniques to analyse how certain defences concede chances, and the particular chances they are more vulnerable to.
Posted by Freddie Wilson at 00:00

BLOG: Clustering playing styles in the modern day full-back

Mark Carey and Mladen Sormaz provide a write-up of their OptaPro Analytics Forum poster presentation.
Posted by Mark Carey and Mladen Sormaz at 00:00

VIDEO: Marek Kwiatkowski presents at OptaPro Analytics Forum

Marek’s presentation focuses on a personalised expected goals model, to help provide additional context in using this metric.
Posted by Marek Kwiatkowski at 00:00

VIDEO: Luke Bornn delivers guest talks at OptaPro Analytics Forum

The 2018 OptaPro Forum saw Luke Bornn (Sacramento Kings, formerly AS Roma) deliver the guest talk.
Posted by Luke Bornn at 00:00