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GUEST BLOG: A new metric for evaluating 1v1 ability

Garry Gelade applies an analytical approach to assessing ability in 1v1 situations.

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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 mo...

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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.

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BLOG: ProVision series – a closer look at the Danish Superliga

TruMedia Networks' Paul Carr uses ProVision to deliver this analysis focusing on the Danish SuperLiga.

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Norwich City vacancy: senior first team performance analyst

Norwich City Football Club are recruiting a senior first team performance analyst. The application deadline is 4th May 2018.

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The most probable result

Garry Gelade shares an intuitive way of showcasing expected goals data from a single match.

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SSAC18 Panel - Major League Data on the Pitch

Discussion from the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference around the evolution of analytics in Major League Soccer.

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MLS 2018 season previews

Ahead of the 2018 Major League Soccer season, American Soccer Analysis provide data-driven previews of individual teams.

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Analytics as a decision support system

Analytics practitioner Garry Gelade (@GarryGelade) reflects on his 10 years in this industry and the role of analytics and data science in football.

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As soccer analytics improve, is a wins above replacement statistic possible?

From the recent #OptaProSoccer event, Jonathan Tannenwald of the Philadelphia Inquirer spoke with OptaPro North American lead Oliver Miller Farrell on how teams can extract value and inform decision-making from performance data.

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"Here at Toronto FC, we use Opta and their services extensively for opposition analysis, player evaluation, and international scouting. The wide soccer platform that we’ve built atop of their data has augmented our existing decision-making processes with objective and valuable performance measurements."
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Devin Pleuler
Manager of Analytics,
Toronto FC