We'll be attending MathSport 2015 today at @lborouniversity. Come and say hello if you're there. Conflab. 8 hours ago

. @donceno statistically compares passing styles in the Premier League and Championship. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Spray. 19 Jun

. @RivistaUndici analizza la stagione dell'FC Midtjylland ed il loro approccio analitico nel calcio. bit.ly/1BfJjXq. Tecnologici 16 Jun

(In Italian) @RivistaUndici discusses FC Midtjylland’s season and their analytical approach to the game. bit.ly/1BfJjXq. Controlled. 16 Jun

First published on @MLS, @devinpleuler discusses Abby Wambach & the USWNT’s direct approach. bit.ly/1QtmAxH. Fulcrum. #WWC2015 12 Jun

Paul McGinley talks to @Leaders_Insight about the role of data analysis at the Ryder Cup 2014. Albatross. youtube.com/watch?v=faDW9e… 12 Jun

News & blog

WWC BLOG: Abby Wambach & the USWNT's long-ball problem

Originally posted on MLSsoccer.com, Devin Pleuler analyses the USWNT's style of play.

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GUEST BLOG: Premier League top prospects in 2015

Dan Altman showcases models designed to support recruitment and the early identification of future stars.

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BLOG: Assessing defensive impact

In his first blog for OptaPro, Johannes Harkins uses expected goals to analyse the impact of defensive players.

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NEWS: OptaPro covering 2015 Toulon Tournament

OptaPro to attend this year's Toulon Tournament.

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Interesting links

Better to be direct or retain possession in the Championship?

Dave Willoughby statistically compares passing styles in the Premier League and Championship.

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Examining USWNT's "Abby-dependence" at Women's World Cup

Writing for MLSsoccer.com, Devin Pleuler’s follow-up article on the Women’s World Cup explores how the USWNT performed in Abby Wambach’s absence.

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Uncertain expectations

The second instalment of this two-part piece, Will Gurpinar-Morgan outlines, discusses and evaluates his expected goals model.

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Interview with Brentford FC’s co-directors of football

Brentford FC co-directors of football Phil Giles and Rasmus Ankersen give an interview on their roles and long-term planning at the Championship club.

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Gladbach: luck or a blind spot in expected goals?

‘Saturdays on the Couch’ uses Expected Goals to analyse the performances of Borussia Monchengladbach over the past three seasons.

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