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Have a question for #OptaProForum judge @devinpleuler? You can ask him today - here’s how: bit.ly/1wN6pM6. Answer. 5 hours ago

FILM: how we collect data in @MLS and how @NERevolution are using it. bit.ly/1qFdzFY. Watch. 5 hours ago

Tomorrow’s #OptaProForum Q&A with @devinpleuler offers a great chance to learn from his expertise ahead of the submission deadline. Insight. 20 Nov

Considering submitting an abstract for the #OptaProForum? Join @devinpleuler here this Friday @4pm for a forum-based Q&A. Judge. 19 Nov

Interested in attending our next #OptaProForum? Guarantee your place with an accepted abstract. bit.ly/1wXtOOG. Proposal. 19 Nov

This Friday at 4pm (UK time) @devinpleuler will run a @twitter Q&A covering all things #OptaProForum. bit.ly/1wN6pM6. Reminder. 18 Nov

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FILM: Opta, MLS and New England Revolution

Presented by adidas, this film showcases Opta's work with MLS and New England Revolution.

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NEWS: Analytics Forum judge Devin Pleuler in Twitter Q&A on 21/11/2014

Opta Advanced Data Analyst Devin Pleuler to lead a Twitter Q&A ahead of the #OptaProForum proposal deadline.

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NEWS: OptaPro Analytics Forum opens for entries

Proposals can now be submitted for the 2015 OptaPro Analytics Forum.

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NEWS: Opta presenting at Sportdata & Performance Forum in Berlin

Opta will present at this year's Sportdata & Performance Forum.

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Goals that matter

Michael Caley explains Arsenal’s recent form with an emphasis on goal expectancy and game state.

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Maximising dead-ball situations

Sean Ingle discusses the importance of set pieces in his latest column for the Guardian.

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Creating from corners

Andrew Beasley analyses Liverpool’s approach to corners in his latest blog post.

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Defensive Distance Profiles

Garry Gelade explores how spatial location of defensive activity correlates with opponents' chances of scoring.

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Network Analysis at the 2014 Hockey World Cup

Sofwan Naim takes a Social Network Analysis (SNA) approach to understanding Australia's passing patterns at the 2014 Hockey World Cup.

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Interview with LFC Head of Opposition Analysis

Bob Pearce and Mihail Vladimirov interview Liverpool FC Head of Opposition Analysis, Chris Davies, for The Tomkins Times.

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We have chosen Opta because it's one of the best data providers in the world. We believe that it's an important tool for our performance in World Cup 2014.
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Thiago Larghi
Lead Performance Analyst,
Brazil