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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

ANNOUNCEMENT: @PerformGroup completes acquisition of @scout7football. Signing. 18 Oct

The deadline for #OptaProForum submissions is tonight (midnight). Reminder. 16 Oct

The dealine for the #OptaProForum is tomorrow at midnight. Countdown. 15 Oct

There are just 3 days until the proposals deadline for the 2018 #OptaProForum. . Imminent… 13 Oct

With submission deadline approaching, we look back to Dennis Lock's guest talk from #OptaProForum2017. Dolphins.… 10 Oct

The #OptaProForum submission deadline is in 7 days. Rendezvous. 9 Oct

OptaPro have partnered with @FIGC to help deliver the first Hackathon in Italian football. Insight. 6 Oct

With the proposals deadline imminent, we look back to @DeanO_Lytics talk from #OptaProForum2016. Throwback.… 5 Oct

With two weeks until the proposals deadline, this article looks at whats new for #OptaProForum2018. Upgrade. 2 Oct

.@Squared2020 shows how a simple & insightful metric can be built to run live using tracking data. Process. 29 Sep

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GUEST BLOG: The Sloan Sports Analytics Conference - Final word

Boston, March 2013: 2700 people descend upon a former warehouse district near the South Boston Waterfront to the massive Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. It's the 2013 Sloan Sports Analytics conference.
Posted by Andy McGeady at 16:19

NEWS: Opta to become Official Data Provider for PL and FL, SPL and SFL

Opta is delighted to announce that the the four UK professional football Leagues have appointed Opta as their official media data collection and distribution partner for three seasons commencing with the 2013-14 season.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 00:01

COLUMBIA BLOG: Goalkeeper rankings by shot type

A proposal for a new way to effectively rank goalkeepers.
Posted by Columbia University at 15:29

BLOG: Involvement

Our ongoing work into the revaluation of possession can now tell us not only how much time each team has had the ball, it also allows us to look at what teams have been doing – and which players have been doing it – in greater detail than ever before.
Posted by Sam Green at 16:17

COLUMBIA BLOG: Holding the ball under pressure

Which player is the best at holding the ball under significant defensive pressure?
Posted by Columbia University at 15:12