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

.@TiagoEstv uses Opta data in this article for @StatsBomb, in which he assesses upcoming prospects in @ligaportugaltwitter.com/i/web/status/9… 11 Dec

OptaPro's data scientist @Worville will be speaking at the 'Getting your Data skills noticed - Data Science and Vis… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 6 Dec

.@EuanDewar uses Opta data to dissect and discuss Atlético Madrid’s attack this season. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Ailing. 4 Dec

.@jair1970 writes a 12-game Premier League shot analysis, focusing on teams’ performances in relation to previous s… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 27 Nov

.@OptaPro will host a panel tomorrow at #SAC17 with @soccerquant, Ben Stevens (@CPFC head of performance analysis)… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 23 Nov

.@EuanDewar and @EveryTeam_Mark co-author this data-driven article that explores Manchester City's impressive start… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 23 Nov

The latest #ThreeAtTheBack episode outlines further information on @scout7football becoming part of OptaPro.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 Nov

Following the acquisition, the #ThreeAtTheBack pod discusses this in further detail, along with a conversation on c… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 Nov

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Q&A with Ben Falk, former VP of Basketball Strategy for the Sixers & Basketball Analytics Manager for the Blazers

Hosted on Reddit, this AMA with Ben Falk covers a host of issues across applying data and analytics in an elite sport environment, as well as offering advice to those looking to enter the industry.

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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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NESSIS talk by Devin Pleuler

The Toronto FC Manager of Analytics delivers a presentation at the New England Symposium, focusing on opposition analysis and providing data driven tactical insight.

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Building a Simple Spatial Analytic: Passing Lane Coverage

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

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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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Under pressure

Writing for StatsBomb, Will Gürpinar-Morgan applies a pass probability model to assess the difficulty in completing a pass and compares this to passing outcomes at team level.

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