Tuesday July 10, 2012
The All Blacks, current Rugby Union World Champions, have signed an agreement to use OptaPro data and analysis software to power their player performance and opposition scouting.
Thursday July 5, 2012
The hectic schedule of football competitions implies that player turnover is a hot topic in the professional game. This paper compares strategies followed by big-5 league clubs according to their last season’s results and allows us to highlight best practices in this area.
Friday June 22, 2012
During our research into the reasons behind Holland and Russia’s early eliminations from Euro 2012 (which can be found here) the comparison between Gomez’s performances in this tournament and its 2008 iteration caught our eye.
Thursday June 21, 2012
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.
Thursday May 31, 2012
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.