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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

FILM: @LCFC_Analysis present at the #OptaProKonferenz on opposition analysis. Preparation. youtube.com/watch?v=3FyhlB… 31 Jul

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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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