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ANNOUNCEMENT: @PerformGroup completes acquisition of @scout7football. bit.ly/2xOwNSo. Signing. https://t.co/AKHyLk8y0u 18 Oct

The deadline for #OptaProForum submissions is tonight (midnight). bit.ly/2gQroTi. Reminder. 16 Oct

The dealine for the #OptaProForum is tomorrow at midnight. bit.ly/2gQroTi. Countdown. 15 Oct

There are just 3 days until the proposals deadline for the 2018 #OptaProForum. bit.ly/2gQroTi . Imminent twitter.com/OptaPro/status… 13 Oct

With submission deadline approaching, we look back to Dennis Lock's guest talk from #OptaProForum2017. Dolphins. youtube.com/watch?v=xgSsI5… 10 Oct

The #OptaProForum submission deadline is in 7 days. bit.ly/2gQroTi. Rendezvous. 9 Oct

OptaPro have partnered with @FIGC to help deliver the first Hackathon in Italian football. bit.ly/2xWMdDt. Insight. 6 Oct

With the proposals deadline imminent, we look back to @DeanO_Lytics talk from #OptaProForum2016. Throwback. youtube.com/watch?v=qWp1TY… 5 Oct

With two weeks until the proposals deadline, this article looks at whats new for #OptaProForum2018. bit.ly/2j5JEsE. Upgrade. 2 Oct

.@Squared2020 shows how a simple & insightful metric can be built to run live using tracking data. bit.ly/2fB6yHs. Process. 29 Sep

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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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Quantifying passing ability

Ted Knutson (@mixedknuts) introduces and discusses a more considered approach to evaluate passing ability.

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Passing and game state

Writing for StatsBomb, Dustin Ward assesses the impact of game state on how a team passes and progresses the ball.

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Chewing on the Champions League

Writing for StatsBomb, Dustin Ward (@SaturdayOnCouch) analyses deep completions and passing patterns in this season’s Champions League.

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Converting dangerous passes into shots

Writing for StatsBomb, Dustin Ward (@SaturdayOnCouch) analyses how frequently teams generate shots from passes into dangerous areas.

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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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Premier League pass masters

Will Gurpinar-Morgan devises a metric to help identify the Premier League’s most dangerous passers.

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Analytics, changing the way we interact with football

<a href="www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/soccer-analytics-premier-league/"></a>Now that analytics is just starting to gain some mainstream attention in the soccer world it inevitably has its detractors, and with detractors comes misinformation and misunderstanding. So it is important to answer the questions of what soccer analytics is and how should it be used?

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Network Analysis at the 2014 Hockey World Cup

Sofwan Naim takes a Social Network Analysis (SNA) approach to understanding Australia's passing patterns at the 2014 Hockey World Cup.

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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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Central Winger: How to measure a player's influence through touches

An article by Devin Pleuler analysing the correlation between a players position on the pitch and their influence on the game.

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