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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

VACANCY: Recruitment data analyst position available at @NorwichCityFC. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Canary. 17 Aug

Ahead of the Premier League season, @StatsBomb have again published a host of analytical team previews. bit.ly/1Hnj29V. Fixture. 10 Aug

FILM: Jason Lawson, head of recruitment & analysis at Reading FC, presents at the #OptaProKonferenz.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 9 Aug

PODCAST: @BenMackriell & @Worville discuss playing philosophies and how data can feed into team selection.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 Aug

The #ThreeAtTheBack pod explores how data is integrated within a playing philosophy and in picking a team.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 Aug

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BLOG: Influencing from within

Rob Mackenzie discusses how to use data to support and inform decision-making within football clubs.
Posted by Rob Mackenzie at 00:00

GUEST BLOG: S3R - a better a KPI for goalkeepers

Garry Gelade, founder of Business Analytic, guest blogs for OptaPro, sharing his analysis on evaluating goalkeepers' performances.
Posted by Garry Gelade at 13:15

BLOG: Rob Mackenzie, former Head of Technical Scouting at Leicester City

Rob Mackenzie gives insight into the day-to-day working practices in a Championship club environment.
Posted by Rob MacKenzie at 14:38

GUEST BLOG: An alternative analysis of Key Passes

Colin Trainor mines OptaPro's Premier League Key Pass data in order to glean greater meaning.
Posted by Colin Trainor at 10:35

GUEST BLOG: Introducing Managerial Fingerprints

Ted Knutson introduces a new way of assessing managerial performance.
Posted by Ted Knutson at 14:30