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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

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

The most probable result - @GarryGelade shares an intuitive way of showcasing expected goals data from a single mat…… 13 Mar

.@Worville completes the second analysis in this two-part series focusing on Son Heung-min. This article focuses on…… 9 Mar

BLOG: @Worville uses Opta data to analyse the early phase of Son Heung-min’s career, focusing on his time in German…… 8 Mar

BLOG: Part 2/2 - @Worville follows up this analysis by exploring Son Heung-min’s early playing career in Germany.…… 8 Mar

BLOG: Head of OptaPro @BenMackriell shares his thoughts on #SSAC18. Cheers. 7 Mar

A Q&A with @NYAsports following the launch of their football analytics fellowship scheme (deadline for applications…… 5 Mar

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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

NEWS: Opta to power new IBM and RFU analytics initiative

The RFU and IBM have announced a strategic five year agreement to analyse Opta data.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 00:01

COLUMBIA BLOG: Scoring Possessions

The first in a series of analytical blogs by a research team from New York's Columbia University.
Posted by Columbia University at 17:41

GUEST BLOG: Rating Rugby Union kickers by kick difficulty - Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor uses OptaPro's rugby data to accurately measure and rank kickers' abilities.
Posted by Mark Taylor at 11:42