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VACANCY: Recruitment data analyst position available at @NorwichCityFC. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Canary. 11 hours ago

Ahead of the Premier League season, @StatsBomb have again published a host of analytical team previews. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Fixture. 10 Aug

FILM: Jason Lawson, head of recruitment & analysis at Reading FC, presents at the #OptaProKonferenz.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 9 Aug

PODCAST: @BenMackriell & @Worville discuss playing philosophies and how data can feed into team selection.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 Aug

The #ThreeAtTheBack pod explores how data is integrated within a playing philosophy and in picking a team.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 Aug

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The Bundesliga is the most exciting league in the world

In an article for SB Nation, Michael Caley uses Opta data to explore what makes Bundesliga matches so exciting.

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Trio of Premier League assist kings have great expectations

Detailed Opta data shows Fabregas, Di Maria and Tadic merit the most assists of all Premier League players.

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Creating from corners

Andrew Beasley analyses Liverpool’s approach to corners in his latest blog post.

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Consistency the key for last season's pass master Ozil

Detailed Opta stats show Arsenal playmaker the most productive passer in the 2013/14 campaign

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The importance of attacking speed and the quickest attacking team in EPL

Colin Trainor uses detailed Opta data to analyse how quickly Premier League teams attack.

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Has Holland expelled its obsession with possession football?

Is counter attacking football the new tiki-taka? 11tegen11 uses Opta data to investigate.

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Passing impact and David Silva

Alex Olshansky looks for a way to better understand which PL players are better at creating chances.

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Wayne Rooney – A Perfect 10? Part One

Paul Riley focuses on players 'in the hole'.

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You’ll never win anything with crosses

Will Gurpinar-Morgan looks at whether a strategy based mainly on crosses can possibly be successful.

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The reason West Ham could go down

The prolific Colin Trainor uses his Goal Expectation model to draw conclusions about West Ham's poor performances.

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Mythbusting: Downing creates poor chances

Colin Trainor looks at whether the West Ham winger really deserves his reputation for being ineffective.

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