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News and analysis from the OptaPro team.

FILM: Gegenpress tactics are analysed using the sequence framework. Dortmund. 22 Jun

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

.@mixedknuts introduces and discusses a more considered approach to evaluate passing ability. Distribute. 15 Jun

‘Why underdogs do better in hockey than basketball’ – @voxdotcom assess how well sports measure skill. Variance.… 13 Jun

Taken from the OptaPro Portal, we share some brief highlights from this year’s @TounoiToulon.…… 9 Jun

.@Worville applies sequence data to the 2016/17 Premier League season. Involvement. 8 Jun

BLOG: @jmyrharkins introduces the possessions model and discusses applications of ‘sequences’.…… 6 Jun

.@jmyrharkins introduces and discusses the possessions model that underpins this analysis from @Worville.…… 6 Jun

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BLOG: #HackMCFC review

A round-up of #HackMCFC including interviews with City Football Group, Chryonhego and event participants.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

INTERVIEW: Lee Mooney on #HackMCFC

OptaPro speaks with Head of Insights at City Football Group Lee Mooney ahead of #HackMCFC.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

NEWS: OptaPro to support #HackMCFC

OptaPro to work with Manchester City on the first football club hackathon.
Posted by Ryan Bahia at 00:00

MCFC Analytics – A perspective on open data and amendments to the terms & conditions

The Manchester City Analytics project has been live for nearly three weeks now. Over 5000 people have received the data, and we have started seeing some early examples of data analysis being presented. We wanted to give some context to our motivation in providing this data release and explain what Opta and Manchester City hope to see develop as the project matures.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 16:24

BLOG: MCFC Analytics - Opta's formation codes

Explaining the MCFC Analytics formation and player position key.
Posted by Simon Farrant at 14:18