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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… 1 hours ago

ANNOUNCEMENT: The 2019 #OptaProForum will take place on Wednesday 6th February. Diary. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 12 hours ago

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

#OptaProForum - the deadline for submissions is Monday 15th October. Notice. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 16 Sep

From the archive – this Three At The Back podcast features #OptaProForum judge @jmyrharkins and 2016 presenter… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 14 Sep

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BLOG: On the topic of Expected Goals and the repeatability of finishing skill

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion in the soccer analytics community around Expected Goals and it's repeatability. Public research in this area has perhaps been the most exciting development the community has had in recent times and in this post we attempt to summarize the crux of the arguments being made and provide an alternative direction to previous research.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 10:49

BLOG: The OptaPro Analytics Forum - If You Don’t Buy a Ticket Can You Still Win the Raffle?

Oliver Page looks at how best to maximise a team's strategy in front of goal.
Posted by Oliver Page at 14:39

BLOG: Saints due to regress?

Is Southampton's defensive effectiveness sustainable?
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 13:54

BLOG: How will Remy's arrival help QPR?

An analytical look at how Loic Remy can help QPR.
Posted by Sam Green at 17:13

BLOG: EURO2012 - Super Mario II: Gomez's resurgence

During our research into the reasons behind Holland and Russia’s early eliminations from Euro 2012 (which can be found here) the comparison between Gomez’s performances in this tournament and its 2008 iteration caught our eye.
Posted by Paul Every at 14:24