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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

In today's second presentation, Steven Houston shares insights and lessons from his time at both HSV and Chelsea. H…… 28 minutes ago

In the opening presentation, Elliott Williams (recruitment analyst, Brighton and Hove Albion) provides examples of…… 1 hours ago

Philipp Obloch (OptaPro Lead, Northern Europe) gets the #OptaProKonferenz underway. Welcome. 1 hours ago

Today sees the second #OptaProKonferenz take place. Return. 3 hours ago

Final preparations are being made ahead of tomorrow's #OptaProKonferenz in Cologne. Alaaf. 21 hours ago

.@LukeBornn (VP, Analytics and Strategy, Sacramento Kings) delivered the guest talk at the 2018 #OptaProForum. Watc…… 20 Mar

WATCH: @LukeBornn delivers the guest talk at the 2018 #OptaProForum. Keynote.… 20 Mar

Die OptaPro Konferenz geht in Deutschland in die zweite Runde #OptaProKonferenz. Namenssch…… 14 Mar

NEWS: OptaPro to return to Germany to host its second #OptaProKonferenz. Namensschilder. 14 Mar

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BLOG: The economics of possession

Devin Pleuler analyses the nature of possession and how certain teams use it.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 15:28

VIDEO: Interview with Thiago Larghi, Brazilian National Team Lead Aanalyst

OptaPro caught up with Thiago Larghi in August 2013, prior to Brazil's friendly match in Switzerland, to find out what it is like working with the Confederations Cup winners and 2014 World Cup hosts.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 15:35

NEWS: OptaPro named as Official Data Partner for the Brazilian National Team

The Brazilian national team, the most successful side in FIFA World Cup history, have named OptaPro as their Official Data Partner.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 09:37

GUEST BLOG: Analysing fullback play in the English Premier League

Has fullback played changed over the last five years? Which players secretly flew under the radar while having surprisingly good seasons?
Posted by Ted Knutson at 11:47

BLOG: Sustainable possession

Some possessions are meandering treatises on the premise of slowly coaxing the opposition out of a disciplined shape. Other possessions are break-neck attempts to exploit a fleeting weakness. The rest of possessions reside in a limbo between these two extremes; not so fast that you're tripping over your own feet, but fast enough that you can still exploit open space. In this article, we will dig into this middling rate of play.
Posted by Devin Pleuler at 11:42