OptaPro to work with @MCFC on #HackMCFC event. bit.ly/28Sjrps. Citizens. 24 Jun

England’s striker options. @neilcharles_uk uses player snapshots to assess England forwards at @UEFAEURO. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Dilemma. 20 Jun

We are attending @EliteSportsUK this week. Get in touch to arrange a meeting. Symposium. 14 Jun

VACANCY: data scientist position available with OptaPro (working from any @PerformGroup office location). bit.ly/1LkD2ch. Job. 9 Jun

Xavi Valero, entrenador de porteros, presenta su visión de la actividad competitiva del portero. bit.ly/1TXeVKe. Especialista. 7 Jun

BLOG (ESP): Goalkeeping coach Xavi Valero discusses activity and influence within this position. bit.ly/1TXeVKe. Specialist. 7 Jun

News & blog

NEWS: OptaPro to support #HackMCFC

OptaPro to work with Manchester City on the first football club hackathon.

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BLOG: OptaPro from the Toulon Tournament

OptaPro shares insight live from the Toulon Tournament.

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NEWS: OptaPro to cover 2016 Toulon Tournament

OptaPro will attend the 44th annual Toulon Tournament.

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GUEST BLOG: Building an MLS roster

Columbia University student James Appell discusses the process behind selecting a 20-man MLS roster.

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Interesting links

Vardy, Kane or Sturridge? Profiling England’s striking options

Neil Charles uses Opta data within his one-page player snapshots to assess England's striking options at Euro 2016.

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An identikit for shot selection

Garry Gelade develops quantitative descriptions of shooting locations and uses this information to classify and compare different players.

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Arguing about Marcus Rashford and young player development

Writing for StatsBomb, Ted Knutson applies data to analyse player development, focusing on Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford.

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Meet the woman behind Atlanta United’s data

Doug Roberson, writing for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, introduces Head of Technical Recruitment & Analysis at Atlanta United FC Lucy Rushton.

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Leicester City and data analytics

Simon Creasey, writing for Computer Weekly, provides a thorough overview of Leicester City’s use of data analytics and sports science.

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Using Opta data has allowed us to steal a march both in player recruitment, particularly in the main markets of England, Germany, Spain, Italy and France, and now in match analysis. What stands alone for us with Opta is its attitude to innovation and creativity.
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Mike Forde
Former Director of
Football Operations,
Chelsea FC