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A showcase of some of the best data analysis from across the web.

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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Lucy Rushton Q&A: The role of analytics in building Atlanta United FC

Speaking with ESPNFC, Lucy Rushton, Head of Technical Recruitment and Performance Analysis at Atlanta United, discusses using data to build a team from scratch, adjusting to a manger’s philosophy and also compares differences in the USA and UK.

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The Interview Series: Padraig Smith

Burgundy Wave sits down with the Sporting Director of the Colorado Rapids Padraig Smith for a discussion how you build and recruit a team.

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Atlanta United: how to recruit from a standing start

Published on the Leaders in Sport website, Lucy Rushton, Head of Technical Recruitment and Analysis at Atlanta United, discusses the processes behind building an MLS roster from scratch.

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The value of analysing qualitative text-based scouting assessments

Writing on the Scout7 website, Garry Gelade provides a thorough analysis of text-based scouting reports.

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Leicester City’s bargain hunters

The Daily Mail provides an overview of the processes used by Leicester City’s recruitment department.

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Find me a player like Andrés Iniesta

Neil Charles applies clustering techniques to recruitment and player comparisons in this interactive article.

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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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Why perfect shouldn't be the enemy of the good in player recruitment

A piece by Richard Whittall looking at how the player recruitment strategies of clubs can be improved with the use of data.

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Stats Bomb April mailbag – Profiling Pastore, scouting Lukaku replacements, and should Spurs tank?

The eminently readable and interesting Stats Bomb mailbag returns.

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Why football clubs absolutely NEED analytics to survive an increasingly crazy transfer market

Richard Whittall takes on the role of key note speaker at the upcoming OptaPro Analytics Forum.

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How to scout goal scoring talent?

A step by step guide to using shooting analytics to effectively assess goal scorers.

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'Leading the line': The Scout7 newsletter

The latest magazine from Scout7, featuring an interview with the KNVB's Max Reckers, Chris Anderson and Leicester City's Rob Mackenzie.

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