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.@AlexRathke provides a write-up of his #OptaProForum poster, an in-depth analysis of corners across Europe. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Float. 7 hours ago

Featuring comment and insight from @MC_of_A, @mixedknuts & @11tegen11. Community. twitter.com/OptaSuit/statu… 9 hours ago

.@the_spearman combines Opta data and tracking data to showcase a passing model at the #OptaProForum. Probability. youtube.com/watch?v=0dbVAg… 29 Mar

The latest OptaPro podcast discusses data within German football after the OptaPro conference in Dortmund.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 29 Mar

#OptaProForum - @the_spearman presents a passing probability model that combines event and tracking data. Ping. youtube.com/watch?v=0dbVAg… 29 Mar

FILM - @the_spearman showcases a passing probability model at the 2017 #OptaProForum. Thread. youtube.com/watch?v=0dbVAg… 29 Mar

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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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Is Tony Pulis' so-called Pulisball the most effective way for West Brom?

Adam Bate from SkySports analyses Tony Pulis' effectiveness at West Brom using Neil Charles' OptaPro Forum presentation.

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Identifying and assessing team-level strategies: 2017 OptaPro Forum Presentation

Will Gürpinar-Morgan provides a write-up of his OptaPro Analytics Forum presentation, in which some key findings are discussed.

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Lucy Rushton Q&A: The role of analytics in building Atlanta United FC

Speaking with ESPNFC, Lucy Rushton, Head of Technical Recruitment and Performance Analysis at Atlanta United, discusses using data to build a team from scratch, adjusting to a manger’s philosophy and also compares differences in the USA and UK.

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Art of crossing can still count in an age of crowded penalty areas

In an article for the Guardian, Sean Ingle provides a written analysis of Garry Gelade’s OptaPro Analytics Forum presentation on crossing.

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How Arsenal and Arsène Wenger bought into analytics

Writing for the New York Times, Rory Smith discusses how data-led analysis was introduced at Arsenal Football Club.

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