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A showcase of some of the best data analysis from across the web.

Expected goal leaderboards – a roundup from the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1 and Serie A.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 6 hours ago

Keith Lyons (@520507) shares a comprehensive resource outlining previous work on expected goals. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Literature. 22 Apr

.@CIES_Football’s interactive digital atlas visualises squad data throughout Europe. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Comparison. 21 Apr

.@jair1970 applies a data-led analysis to dissect Tottenham’s performances over the past two seasons. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Contenders. 20 Apr

.@GregorydSam examines how conversion rates are assessed. Sample. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 18 Apr

BLOG: @GregorydSam uses conversion rates to analyse how we assess finishing ability. bit.ly/2pcKJha. Assumption. 14 Apr

BLOG: @GregorydSam discusses how we assess finishing skill. bit.ly/2pcKJha. Bayesian. https://t.co/PuDnYmNddj 13 Apr

Dennis Lock, @MiamiDolphins Head of Analytics, discusses how data has been integrated within the franchise. Open. youtube.com/watch?v=xgSsI5… 7 Apr

FILM – Dennis Lock, Head of Analytics at @MiamiDolphins, delivers the guest talk at the #OptaProForum. Keynote. youtube.com/watch?v=xgSsI5… 7 Apr

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Shots and goals: quality, expectations and context

Keith Lyons provides a comprehensive resource reviewing literature across introductions to analytics, shots and expected goals.

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CIES Football Observatory digital atlas

The CIES Football Observatory’s interactive digital atlas visualises and compares squad data throughout Europe.

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Tottenham: success awaits?

Writing for StatsBomb, James Yorke applies a data-driven analysis to dissect Tottenham Hotspur’s performances over the past two seasons.

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Juggling expectations: the emergence of soccer analytics

Ted Knutson (StatsBomb Services), Padraig Smith (Colorado Rapids), Daniel Stenz (Hungarian Football Association) and Hendrik Almstadt (PGA European Tour, formerly Arsenal and Aston Villa) make up the football analytics panel at the 2017 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

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Want to have a long career? Play in goal or central defence

Writing for ESPNFC, Michael Caley applies data to analyse ageing patterns in relation to position.

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An examination of corner kick strategies in European leagues

Alex Rathke provides a write-up of his OptaPro Analytics Forum poster, which is an in-depth analysis of corner kicks across major European leagues.

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