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

A snapshot showcasing the average age of Unai Emery’s previous teams alongside Arsenal over the past five seasons.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 15 hours ago

BLOG: An analytical preview of the #UCLFinal, and how width may be crucial in this match. Flank. optasportspro.com/about/optapro-… 19 hours ago

BLOG: In his debut blog for OptaPro, @andycoops83 analytically previews the 2018 UEFA Champions League final. Showp… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 24 May

Head of OptaPro @BenMackriell is participating in a panel discussion on the global transfer market at today's… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 23 May

Congratulations to both @abhinavr8 and @KubaMichalczyk on securing the first @NYAsports fellowships. Future. twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 22 May

OptaPro is attending #SportsDataLondon today and tomorrow. Get in touch if you'd like to meet at the conference. Breakout. 22 May

BLOG: @JongsmaJongsma has looked into how PSV changed their style of play in 2017/18 to regain the Eredivisie crown… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 16 May

Since the beginning of the 2017/18 season, ‘shot clarity’ and ‘shot pressure’ are qualifiers that have been added t… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 10 May

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Where do Premier League sides attack from?

Analysis of attack routes used by Premier League sides this season using Opta data via Michael Cox's excellent Zonal Marking site. By categorising each attack, this blog demonstrates how teams have a different attacking bias

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How the New York Mets use data and analytics

Featured in SportTechie, this article provides insight into the data-driven culture at the New York Mets.

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Dropbox - football analytics

Ray Hamill (@FinerMargins) has compiled and categorised a comprehensive catalogue linking to useful football analytics resources.

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How costly was the woodwork to Liverpool?

Mark Taylor returns with a new angle on how Liverpool's season was affected by the woodwork. rather than simply adding woodwork hits to Liverpool's goals tally, he attempts to establish how they would have affected the overall course of the game.

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On the anatomy of a counter-attack

Will Gürpinar-Morgan builds on his OptaPro Analytics Forum (2017) presentation with this in-depth article on ‘fast attacks from deep’ in the Premier League.

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Great Lakes Analytics in Sport Conference – Devin Pleuler, Toronto FC

Ahead of the Great Lakes Analytics in Sport Conference (on 13th July), Scott Tappa speaks with event speaker and Manager of Analytics at Toronto FC, Devin Pleuler.

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