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This #OptaProForum review discusses implications from the day and explores how this industry can continue to progre… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 16 Feb

BLOG: A review of the 2018 #OptaProForum and its relationship with the wider football analytics industry.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 16 Feb

OptaPro is delighted to be nominated for the ‘Best elite performance technology’ at this year’s @SportTechAwards.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 15 Feb

An insightful thread from @LukeBornn on last week's #OptaProForum. Perspective. twitter.com/LukeBornn/stat… 13 Feb

Thank you to all who attended yesterday's #OptaProForum. Presentations and videos will be published over the coming weeks. PowerPoint. 8 Feb

OptaPro and @TruMediaN's ProVision tool has been shortlisted for ‘Performance Technology of the Year' at this year'… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 8 Feb

Brentford are recruiting a scouting analyst (application deadline is 20th February). Further information can be fou… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 8 Feb

Headlining today, we’ve got @LukeBornn from the @SacramentoKings. Luke is VP, Strategy and Analytics at the Kings,… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 7 Feb

Now we have @FinerMargins, @FerdiaOHanrahan and @AlexRathke presenting optimal defensive strategies for corner situ… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 7 Feb

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WWC BLOG: Abby Wambach & the USWNT's long-ball problem

Originally posted on MLSsoccer.com, Devin Pleuler analyses the USWNT's style of play.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 00:00

BLOG: Assessing the use of game state in predictive models

The data shows that whether a team is winning or losing affects the shots they take, but should game state be included in predictive models?
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 13:00

BLOG: Throwing the Kitchen Sink. Efficiency of Half-Time substitutions.

How effective are half-time substitutions?
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 16:32

BLOG: On the topic of Expected Goals and the repeatability of finishing skill

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion in the soccer analytics community around Expected Goals and it's repeatability. Public research in this area has perhaps been the most exciting development the community has had in recent times and in this post we attempt to summarize the crux of the arguments being made and provide an alternative direction to previous research.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 10:49

BLOG: Augmenting free-kick data for more meaningful results

Why free-kick success doesn't tell the whole story: avoiding the pitfalls of a small sample size.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 16:36