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FILM: Gegenpress tactics are analysed using the sequence framework. Dortmund. youtu.be/A5sf04n1sC8 22 Jun

Using the sequence framework, @BVB's tactics are assessed under Jürgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel. Analysis. youtu.be/A5sf04n1sC8 19 Jun

.@mixedknuts introduces and discusses a more considered approach to evaluate passing ability. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Distribute. 15 Jun

‘Why underdogs do better in hockey than basketball’ – @voxdotcom assess how well sports measure skill. Variance. youtube.com/watch?v=HNlgIS… 13 Jun

Taken from the OptaPro Portal, we share some brief highlights from this year’s @TounoiToulon.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 9 Jun

.@Worville applies sequence data to the 2016/17 Premier League season. bit.ly/2qZh0Zu. Involvement. https://t.co/r947vLVV0h 8 Jun

BLOG: @jmyrharkins introduces the possessions model and discusses applications of ‘sequences’.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 6 Jun

.@jmyrharkins introduces and discusses the possessions model that underpins this analysis from @Worville.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 6 Jun

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BLOG: EURO2012 - Profligacy costs departees

The competition of the Euro 2012 group stages has given us an opportunity to utilise the statistical metrics created by Opta’s lead statistician Sam Green (and previously used inthisblog) to analyse the various teams’ shooting efficiency so far.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 10:11

BLOG: A goalkeeper's dilemma: Examining goalkeeper distribution trends from MLS 2011

US-based Opta analyst Peter Brownall has carried out some analysis on MLS goalkeeping trends, and attempted to establish whether differing distribution strategies can contribute to a team's overall success.
Posted by Peter Brownell at 14:42

NEWS: OptaPro launch new Reports service

OptaPro can offer a comprehensive suite of data and reports for all club and player scouting requirements.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 16:31

GUEST BLOG: Scoring Efficiency and Current Score by Mark Taylor

A guest blog from Mark Taylor, author of the excellent 'The Power of Goals' blog.
Posted by Mark Taylor at 10:32

NEWS: OptaPro to exhibit at WyScout Forum, Milan

OptaPro will be exhibiting our market-leading suite of performance analysis and player recruitment tools at the WyScout Forum.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 14:26