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VACANCY: Norwich City are recruiting a senior first team performance analyst. bit.ly/2K3lgkz. Canary. #ncfc 20 Apr

GUEST BLOG: @GarryGelade showcases a new data-driven approach to inform how we evaluate players in 1v1 situations.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 18 Apr

The latest episode of Three At The Back sees @Wolves Sporting Director Kevin Thelwell discuss his role in detail, s… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 Apr

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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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Understanding the rugby analysts

Planet Rugby speaks with five different analysts from the game - George Murray (Munster), Nathan Swarbrick (Doncaster Knights), Elliot Corcoran (Pau), Niall Malone (Ulster), and Cathal Garvey (Australia) - discussing their roles, challenges and processes within the sport.

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Is there a hole in Mesut Özil?

Writing for StatsBomb, James Yorke provides an in-depth statistical analysis exploring Mesut Özil’s creativity and underlying performance.

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A mathematical approach to evaluating footballers

Martin Eastwood (@penaltyblog) provides a written version of his OptaPro Analytics Forum presentation from February 2016.

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Northants' T20 nous a tribute to Moneyball approach

ESPNCricinfo provides an in-depth overview of Northants’ statistical approach to approaching T20 cricket in contrast to different forms of the game.

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