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NEWS: OptaPro to support @BirkbeckBEI with football analytics module on the Sport Management and the Business of Fo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 18 hours ago

BLOG: With @J_League resuming following the World Cup, OptaPro takes a closer look at the key standout performers s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 18 Jul

‘The state of soccer technology and innovation’ – this insightful @SportTechie series with a range of practitioners… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 17 Jul

#ThreeAtTheBack - The OptaPro podcast explores how analysts at international federations approach major tournaments… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 11 Jul

NEWS: OptaPro is attending @simai2018 in Rome today, delivering a presentation on the application of data models &… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 4 Jul

BLOG: Ahead of tonight’s T20 international, OptaPro have looked into the potential tactics which could influence th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 3 Jul

This @SportTechie article discusses how access to technology and data in the dugout may influence decision-making a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 3 Jul

A data-driven analysis of Mexico with a focus on their performances in the #WorldCup group stages. Counter. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 2 Jul

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BLOG: The economics of possession

Devin Pleuler analyses the nature of possession and how certain teams use it.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 15:28

BLOG: Sustainable possession

Some possessions are meandering treatises on the premise of slowly coaxing the opposition out of a disciplined shape. Other possessions are break-neck attempts to exploit a fleeting weakness. The rest of possessions reside in a limbo between these two extremes; not so fast that you're tripping over your own feet, but fast enough that you can still exploit open space. In this article, we will dig into this middling rate of play.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 11:42

BLOG: Involvement

Our ongoing work into the revaluation of possession can now tell us not only how much time each team has had the ball, it also allows us to look at what teams have been doing – and which players have been doing it – in greater detail than ever before.
Posted by Sam Green at 16:17

COLUMBIA BLOG: Scoring Possessions

The first in a series of analytical blogs by a research team from New York's Columbia University.
Posted by Columbia University at 17:41

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