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The deadline for #OptaProForum submissions is tonight (midnight). Reminder. 16 Oct

The dealine for the #OptaProForum is tomorrow at midnight. Countdown. 15 Oct

There are just 3 days until the proposals deadline for the 2018 #OptaProForum. . Imminent… 13 Oct

With submission deadline approaching, we look back to Dennis Lock's guest talk from #OptaProForum2017. Dolphins.… 10 Oct

The #OptaProForum submission deadline is in 7 days. Rendezvous. 9 Oct

OptaPro have partnered with @FIGC to help deliver the first Hackathon in Italian football. Insight. 6 Oct

With the proposals deadline imminent, we look back to @DeanO_Lytics talk from #OptaProForum2016. Throwback.… 5 Oct

With two weeks until the proposals deadline, this article looks at whats new for #OptaProForum2018. Upgrade. 2 Oct

.@Squared2020 shows how a simple & insightful metric can be built to run live using tracking data. Process. 29 Sep

With just over 2 weeks until submission deadline OptaPro's latest blog interviews Forum judge @jmyrharkins. Expert. 28 Sep

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Stopping the supply: How understanding passing sequences helps win games

Adam Bate (@ghostgoal) uses the sequence and possessions framework to analyse player involvement – beyond assists and key passes – in attacking moves in an article for Sky Sports.

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ESPN-hosted panel discussion - Analytics in Soccer

What role can analytics play in football? The panel at the 2012 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference explores this debate, and addresses the commonly held misperception that football can't be analysed in the same way as other sports.

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Norwich City are recruiting a data analyst

A recruitment data analyst position is available at Norwich City Football Club. The closing date for all applications is Friday 25th August 2017.

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StatsBomb 2017/18 season previews

A host of analysts have contributed to the in-depth statistical team previews ahead of the 2017/18 Premier League season.

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How costly are missed penalties?

In an EPL season that has been notable for the number of penalty chances spurned, Omar Chaudhuri looks at how this has affected overall results and related league standings.

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North American sports culture helping MLS clubs buy into analytics

This ESPN article explores how analytical processes are being integrated by MLS teams across both analysis and recruitment.

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