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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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Goalkeepers: How repeatable are shot saving performances?

Colin Trainor analyses goalkeeper performance and the significance of 'repeatability' in evaluation.

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Penalty Kicks: Is guessing a sucker’s bet?

Blogger and 'keeper specialist 'Shut-out University' looks at penalties from the GK's perspective, and asks whether there are better ways to analyse a their performances.

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Never judge a goal keeper by his saves

How do you accurately rate a goal-keeper's performance?

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What can Szczesny’s decision-making tell us about luck?

More goalkeeping analysis from Paul Riley, looking at how individual keeper performances can tell us more about luck and skill.

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Hugo Lloris ‘is Bearings

Paul Riley delves further into comprehensive goalkeeping analysis, focusing on Hugo Lloris.

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If Hart's errors and Forster's saves don't tell the whole story, what does?

Sean Ingle discusses how best to analyse goal keeper's performances in The Guardian.

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