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OptaPro will again be attending the 2017 @TournoiToulon, taking place from 29th May until 10th June. bit.ly/2qkxslV. Future. 19 hours ago

.@EveryTeam_Mark shares a list of some of the most popular analytical articles from this past season. bit.ly/1iYMiem. Survey. 22 May

Scunthorpe United’s @HarryJamieson_ discusses his role with @footballfactman on the Different Game podcast. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Iron. 18 May

This episode of #ThreeAtTheBack discusses the perception, application & evolution of performance data.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 13 May

This episode is hosted by @ryanbahia and features @BenMackriell & @simonjfarrant, who makes his first… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 12 May

PODCAST: This episode of #ThreeAtTheBack focuses on the progression of applied data over the past 5 years.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 12 May

Columbia University students use Opta data to dissect how teams can climb above the red line in @MLS. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Playoffs. 4 May

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Valuing possession

Will Gurpinar-Morgan offers an in-depth analysis to assess possession and dangerous passing in the Premier League.

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Scoring the proactivity of MLS teams

Jared Young analyses MLS teams’ styles of play, exploring the influence of proactive and reactive approaches.

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Territorial advantage?

Ahead of presenting at the OptaPro Analytics Forum in February, Will Gurpinar-Morgan’s latest article focuses on the balance between controlling space and possession.

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Proactive and reactive approaches in MLS

Jared Young takes a closer look at playing styles in Major League Soccer, exploring a ‘possession’ or ‘position’ emphasis.

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