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VACANCY: Norwich City are recruiting a senior first team performance analyst. bit.ly/2K3lgkz. Canary. #ncfc 16 hours ago

GUEST BLOG: @GarryGelade showcases a new data-driven approach to inform how we evaluate players in 1v1 situations.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 18 Apr

The latest episode of Three At The Back sees @Wolves Sporting Director Kevin Thelwell discuss his role in detail, s… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 Apr

PODCAST: #WWFC Sporting Director Kevin Thelwell is the guest on this latest episode of #ThreeAtTheBack.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 16 Apr

WATCH: @thewonderofmu delivers an #OptaProForum presentation analysing how teams concede chances.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 12 Apr

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GUEST BLOG: Building an MLS roster

Columbia University student James Appell discusses the process behind selecting a 20-man MLS roster.
Posted by James Appell at 00:00

NEWS: OptaPro partners with Columbia University

OptaPro partners with Columbia University's Sports Management MBA program.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

COLUMBIA BLOG: Determining player types using 'Team DNA'

The fourth Columbia University blog from their ongoing research introduces the concept of Team DNA.
Posted by Columbia University at 16:15

COLUMBIA BLOG: Goalkeeper rankings by shot type

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

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