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Part of this analysis was informed by @GarryGelade’s presentation at the 2017 #OptaProForum, and can be read here:… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 14 hours ago

Writing for @guardian_sport, @seaningle applies Opta data to analyse the impact of crossing and target men in the P… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 14 hours ago

NEWS: @devinpleuler of @torontofc to participate in an on-stage Q&A session at the 2018 #OptaProForum. bit.ly/2mZA4pU. Audience. 17 hours ago

Thank you to everyone who attended #OptaProSoccer yesterday. Talks from the event will soon be available. Presentations. 18 Jan

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Reading, Middlesbrough and early Championship stories

Writing for Statsbomb, Ben Torvaney analytically discusses performances across the Championship this season, focusing on Reading and Middlesbrough.

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StatsBomb season previews

In early August StatsBomb produced a range of analytical previews ahead of the start of many European seasons.

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Better to be direct or retain possession in the Championship?

Dave Willoughby statistically compares passing styles in the Premier League and Championship.

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The run-in: Eight teams, eight games

With 38 games played in the tightly contested Championship, Owain Thomas analyses the upcoming fixtures and performances of those in contention for promotion to the Premier League.

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Football League update: dominance and effectiveness

Ben Mayhew provides a February update to his attacking and defensive effectiveness graphics of all Football League sides.

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